Thomas Jefferson Papers

Patrick Gibson to Thomas Jefferson, 14 September 1822

From Patrick Gibson

Woodville 14th Septr 1822—

Dear Sir

I have just received a letter from my Son in Richmd transmitting the purport of one you have had the goodness to address me in answer to my last, for which accept my sincere thanks—I trust you will not deem it an abuse of your kindness, if I again trouble you with a further request, that, should my present application meet with no better success than it did last year, you will still aid me in procuring for my Son a birth at West Point, which I understand to be a school for the Naval as well as Military profession—A Mr Allen of Richmond has lately obtained one for his son, by an application to the President—It is reported here that the bench has lost one of its brightest ornaments in the death of Judge Roane—Accept the assurance of sincere respect and esteem—

Patrick Gibson

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Sept. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Granville Sharp Pattison, 8 Dec. 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello”; franked; postmarked Fredericksburg, 17 Sept.

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  • Allen, James Skelton search
  • Allen, Jedediah search
  • Gibson, Alexander; seeks appointment search
  • Gibson, Patrick; letters from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; seeks appointment for son search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation from search
  • Monroe, James (1758–1831); and appointments search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • Roane, Spencer; death of search
  • United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.); appointments to sought search