From John Barnes
Friday Morning 15 May 1801
I should have waiting upon you early—this Morning (had the weather permited.)—to have presented personally—the enclosed Letter, Invoice—and sketch of your a/c—their Appearance at first View may alarm you—as the Amot: far exceeds—your minute of them 5th. Inst:—but when the additional stock, of sundry Necessary Articles—Imported Here and Richmond Invoice &c.—the difference is soon reconciled—I have yet, abt. $900. in Bank—of Columbia—for your immediate Use—in—reserve?—
I am most Respectfully—sir Your Obedt. Hble servt:
The bearer waits—your Command,
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ; also endorsed by TJ: “Letters.” Enclosure: “Sketch” of account, 14 May (MS in ViU). Other enclosures not found.