From John Barnes
George Town. 24th Jany: 1801
Inclosed I return you Copy of my a/c & letter to Mr Short, the Original, & duplicate of which, shall be, as you have Corrected.—I have also sent Mr Dunn—2 pair Black silk Stockings—the largest & Best, of the Merchandize—Mr Pickford—my Assistant brought me from Baltimore—Mr. Latimore had a pair of them, Yesterday, in lieu of a former pair (smaller—p 34ƒ)—these are Only 28ƒ a pair—and I think dear enough at that; but we have no Choice—of them at present—the first fair day, I purpose paying my Respects to you I am—with great Esteem Sir—Your most Obedt Servt:
if not large enough or too Coarse please leave for me,
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “The Honble: Thomas Jefferson Esqr—”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Jan. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: see Barnes to TJ, 21 Jan.
A letter of this day from TJ to Barnes is recorded in SJL but has not been found.