Richmond 16 august 1819.
I received your letter of the 11th inst last night & hasten to reply to it tho’ I regret to say in not so satisfactory a manner as I could wish—At the time of Col Nicholas’ failure I knew you were indorser on some notes of his & should have informed you of his being protested, but doubted not Col N would (as he has done) write you himself—I this morning called at his house & there learnt he had left town on Friday last for his farm, having given up the house he occupied in town & sent in his resignation to the Bank—he has not been out since his misfortune except to leave town—I have spoken to Heron Sinton & Co (who are situated similarly to yourself in this business) have not seen the deed, tho’ they have no doubt you are secured as all his Creditors are.
I am glad to say the note yours which I had temporarily indorsed, was exchanged for your note and Col N’s indorsation, the day Col N, was protested—having been received just in time—
|Jno G Robert|
The writer of the annexed letter informs Mr J— that Mr Gibson is absent at present in Frederick attending a sale of the Mr Mutters Estate (of which he is Exor) he will return in the course of a week when he will write more fully—A copy of this is sent to Monticello.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.