Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Statement of Account, 24 May 1800

Statement of Account

Thomas Jefferson Esqr. In a/c with John Barnes

1800 1800
May 13th To T. S. Parks   $7.40. May 12 By Appt Balle
Phillips    4. agreed to $305.51.
T. Dobson   52.91. 24 By Appt. Balle favr JB. card. to New a/c } 516.87.
Mrs Gardner    7.80.
15. Fortune Barnes   10
John Francis  239.50.
John Trump   17 EE.
16 S.T Mason   25 Philada 24th. May
J. Barry  193 1800
J. Webb  111.55. JOHN BARNES
G. Hyde  43.49
To Schr: Worcester
prest Inve.
$822.38. $822.38.
To Appt. Balle
in a New a/c
add  ” To Doct Jackson   24.40.

MS (ViU); in Barnes’s hand; last figure in left column added in pencil, probably by TJ; endorsed by TJ.

In his financial memoranda TJ recorded the name Parks as Park, noting that the payment was for “petty post.” The payment to Thomas Dobson was for books, that to Fortune Barnes “in full for service.” TJ, whose dealings tended to be with Daniel, not John, Trump, did not record the payment to Trump on 15 May in his financial memoranda. Stevens Thomson Mason raised money to pay fines of defendants convicted under the Sedition Act, and also sought contributions for James T. Callender. TJ paid Joseph B. Barry for cabinetry work; John Webb was a tailor, George Hyde a bookbinder. In his financial memoranda TJ recorded several of the entries under slightly different dates from those Barnes used in the statement printed above, TJ probably recording the day on which he made the order and Barnes the day on which payment was made (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:963n, 964n, 1018–19; Cornelius William Stafford, The Philadelphia Directory, for 1801 [Philadelphia, 1801], 55).

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