From John Barnes
Philadelphia 6th: April 1799
I have now the pleasure to hand you, the Annexed Inv $61.88 as well, Mr Bartram & your particulars—am fearfull these plants, by their long delay, and close package, will receive injury.
Had I known, they had not, been bespoke—ere you left Town, I should have, had them, on Board the Little Jim—12th Ulto—
I have taken the liberty of inclosing my letter to Doct. Bache—under Cover to you—least—(being a stranger.) He might Miss of it—er post.
Mr Joseph Roberts—on his pressing a paymt: of $370—(tho without particular Order) I presume would be Acceptable—& therefore—paid to him, that sum, the 3d Inst—
I am Respectfully—sir, your Obedt: Hble servant
Invoice of Merchandize shipped by John Barnes on Bd: the Sloop Sally. Edd: Potter Mastr: for Richmond. Consigned Messrs. Geo: Jefferson & Co: there for a/ & risque of Thos: Jefferson Esqr:
|T.J.||Barl: Cooperage & porterage||4.2½|
|100 W. Bourbon Coffee||2/6.||12.10–|
|56 [lb]: New Rice (& bag 5/6) . C||26/3||.18.7½|
|pair groving plains of Mr Trump||1–||14.12.10.|
|#||Box. (plants) Mr Bartram Bill inclosed||1.10–|
|#||between two Boards Wired—|
|1 pitt Saw £2.12.6 (Ironx handles||7/6||3.–.|
|1 X cut do—2.15—(woodx do & packg) 11/3||3. 6.3.|
|Bills Lading & Commissns.|
|£23. 4. 1.|
NB. xIron & xWooden handles secured in WBs. Matted Bundle—
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello, Virginia”; franked; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Apr. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed letter not found.