Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 6 November 1801 [document added in digital edition]

From John Barnes
[document added in digital edition]

Geo. Town 6th Novr. [1801]


The inclosed $20 is the nearest possible viz No 122. T. of the 2d. Augt. 1800—B. US. which I presume will answer for the prest. for the 75 Cts may be accounted for at a more favble. opporty—

I am Sir your most Obt. Servt.

John Barnes

Your powers to Mr. Smith Cashr. of the Bank penna. shall be remitted him.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”

In his financial memoranda on this day, TJ recorded the receipt of $20 from Barnes (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 , 2:1057). He had apparently requested $20.75 to reimburse Thomas Newton for freight charges on the trees and Indian statues recently received from New Orleans (see Newton to TJ, 16 Oct. and TJ to Newton, 9 Nov.). For the power of attorney granted by TJ on 1 Nov. to Jonathan Smith to receive Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s stock dividends, see Vol. 36:126n.

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