Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 6 April 1799

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—perer 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

John Barnes

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) . per C 26/3   .18.7½
pair groving plains of Mr Trump  1–  14.12.10.
# Box. (plants) Mr Bartram per 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. 
extra hallage     2.6. 
  6. 8. 9
 22.11. 7.
Bills Lading & Commissns.     12. 6.
Equal to $61.88 EE. Philada 3d April
1799 John Barnes
£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.

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