Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 8 October 1819

Monticello Oct. 8. 19.

[. . .]

Your favor of the 1st is recieved the last night & I now return you the note corrected to 1530.D. as you advised. The balance of my account is greater than I was aware, at which I am the more concerned as our river is so extremely low as not to float an empty boat in many parts. It will require one or two plentiful rains to enable us to send flour down of which there is much ready in the mill waiting for a tide to go off. be so good as to pay mr Ritchie’s bill of 3.50 for Laporte’s advertisement [. . .] accept assurances of great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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