Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 1 May 1799

From John Barnes

Philadelphia 1st. May 1799.


since my last respects, of the 6th: Ulto. I am without any of your favrs:, or Ansr: to mine 17th March when I inclosed Six certificates (42 shares 8 perCt loan) on Mr Shorts a/c to be transferred & returned (Tho not, very Material)—as I can—without them—Continue to pay their monthly Installmts.—

but I am, no less uneasy—least, Accident, or indisposition may have intervened.

your ill fated, Chimney piece Mr Dorsey took charge off—which on Bd: the Vessel from Richmond—and I excused myself, from paying frt: & ca on stateing to him—the very extry: trouble & expence you had already been at on said—a/c

The inclosed letter to yr: address Mr: Coxe handed me Yesterday—requesting me to forward, it, per very first Opportunity—

I still hope—Saturdays Mail—will not fail, to hand—me—your long expected favr.

I am Sir, your Obedt. Hble servant

John Barnes

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr: Monticello—Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 May and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: the preceding letter.

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