To Samuel Harrison Smith
July 8. 1801.
Th: Jefferson supposes mr. Smith, in addition to the 10.17 D has omitted to charge him the price of the vol. of the Universal gazette for the last year. if he will be pleased to note it at the foot hereof, mr. Barnes will recieve this note as an order for the 10.17 D and that article in addition to it & will pay it.
RC (CSmH); addressed: “Mr. Samuel H. Smith Jersey avenue”; with Smith’s response to John Barnes on verso (see below). Not recorded in SJL.
On 8 July, Smith informed John Barnes that the Universal gazette “supposed by Mr. Jefferson within not to be paid for, was recently paid by Mr. Barnes in the sum paid by him to S.H.S.—” Smith continued: “The sum of 10 Dols. 17 Cents. S. H. Smith has deposited receipts with Mr. Jefferson for, wch. he thinks it proper to mention lest the existence of duplicate receipts might hereafter perplex an adjustment of accounts.—S.H.S. notwithstanding receipts it again, as a voucher for Mr. Barnes.” Smith then continued with the receipt: “Recd. July 8. 1801. from Mr. John Barnes, on the account of Thos. Jefferson Esq. five Dollars for the subn of Thos. Mann Randolph to Nat. Intel. from June 18. 1801 to June 18. 1802—and 5 Dols. 17 Cents for the subn of Jas. Oldham to the same paper from June 11. 1801 to June 11. 1802—” (MS in same; in Smith’s hand and signed by him; at foot of text in John Gallagher’s hand: “$10.17 Recd for S H Smith this 8 July 1801—John Gallagher”; all on verso of letter printed above; endorsed by TJ: “Smith Saml. Harrison”).
In his financial accounts for 8 July, TJ recorded: “Gave S. H. Smith ord. on J. Barnes for James Oldham 5.17 + 5.D. for his paper to TMR. + the cost of his last year’s volume.” (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 , 2:1046).