Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 5 December 1800

From John Barnes

G. Town saturday Morng. 5th. decr.


The Weather is realy too bad, to walk, or I should have waited on you personaly I am almost certain, you must, be in want of some little matters.—If you Approve of these two hankerfs:—I can procure more at same Rate ie, 4/6—and should you think of any Other Article—Mr. Mc.Munn—or his servant—is almost every day in Town, and calls, here—you could be Accomodated without the trouble of sending Yours—or, if any thing in particular is wanting I will come—at the first Notice per Coachee,

I am sir most respectfully your Obedt: Hb st.

John Barnes

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.

Trouble of sending yours: TJ’s servant during his residence at the boarding house may have been the otherwise unidentified “Thomas” to whom he paid $2 on 31 Dec. and again on 7 Feb. 1801 (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 , 2:1032, 1034).

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