From John Barnes
George Town 12th June 1802
Allow me Sir, to make my most grateful acknowledgemts. for your Acceptable communications last Evening—Under a pressure of disappointmt. and indisposition—they were indeed; very consoling.
in whatever situation it may be thought, necessary, for me to be employed in—suited—to my small Abilities, & time of Life—I shall most cheerfully, exert them, and hope to Merit the favr.
And if Sir, I can but pass, the remnant, of my Span, with decency & respect—and withal—enjoy a Continuance of your Friendship.—I am Content, and of course Happy.—
With unfeigned, Esteem & Respect—I am Sir, your most Obedt. H St.
RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “The President. UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 June and so recorded in SJL.
TJ’s ACCEPTABLE COMMUNICATIONS LAST EVENING have not been found, nor were they recorded in SJL.