From John Barnes
George Town 21 Jany: 1801
As I ought not, any longer, defer, writing to Mr Short, in Answer, to his last favr: 1st: Octr: I have subjoined a statemt. of his a/c copy of which I submit to you, for your perusal and Amendment (if necessary.)—Should it meet your Approbation, you will please retain it—I have the Original before me.—to correct, if needfull—I shall then prepare two setts to forward Mr Short.—first, the English packet, via Hamburg—as He directs, & Copy, by some Other Conveyance—
I am Sir your very huml servt:
PS my young Man—is gone to Baltimore—or I should have waited on you personally—
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: Thomas Jefferson Esqr:”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Jan. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: John Barnes to William Short, 21 Jan. 1801, incorporating in the letter a statement of account between them from 1 Apr. 1800 through 15 Jan. 1801; with modification in TJ’s hand of the entry for the $535.83 credit on 15 Jan., changing “By Thomas Jefferson Esqr. for so much recd. from Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson at Richmd. on yr. a/c” to “By Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson for so much recd. from Jas. river canal co. for interest & principal of loan to them” (Dupl in DLC: Short Papers; in Barnes’s hand, with emendation by TJ; at head of text: “Copy”; endorsed by TJ); see Barnes to TJ, 24 Jan.