Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barret, Benjamin Harrison, Jr., and James Heron, 6 September 1793

From John Barret, Benjamin Harrison, Jr., and James Heron

Richmond 6th Sepr 1793


The Mayor of this City has handed to us your favor of the 27th. Ulto., we have had a meeting to day and taken the proper Steps to communicate your Information to the different trading Towns of this State. That meeting have directed us (their Committee) to make our acknowledgements to Government for it’s Attention to our Interests, and to thank you for the Polite communication, these Orders we most cheerfully and cordially, obey, for we are Sir with the highest sentiments of Respect your most Obedt Serts

Jno Barret

Benj Harrison Jr

J Heron

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by TJ as received 12 Sep. 1793 and so recorded in SJL.

John Barret (1748–1830), Benjamin Harrison, Jr. (ca. 1751–99), and James Heron (1754–1829) were Richmond merchants. Barret served as mayor of Richmond in 1791, 1793, and 1798 (Marshall, Papers description begins Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, Charles F. Hobson, and others, eds., The Papers of John Marshall, Chapel Hill, 1974–2006, 12 vols. description ends , I, 356n, 399n, 408n; VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1893– description ends , xxxv [1927], 89–92).

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