Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Patrick Gibson, 15 November 1820

Poplar Forest. Nov. 15. 20

Dr Sir

I was so much engaged for some time before I left Monticello that it quite escaped me that my note in the Virginia bank must be near it’s term of renewal: and the failure occurs to me here when I have not your. letter to remind me either of date or sum. Thinking it must be over a thousand dollars I inclose you a note with a blank for the odd hundreds as well as for the date.   by my last account rendered I percieved that you were upwards of 200. D. in advance for me. this happens at the unlucky season when our river is generally in default. but I left in charge with my grandson to avail himself of the first tide to send you a boat load or two of flour, which I hope he will be able soon to do. with every wish for the reestablishment of your health I salute you with constant friendship and respect,

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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