Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 15 October 1802

From John Barnes

George Town 15th. Oct. 1802.


I am this Moment favd: with your statements from the present to the 4th: March—will guide me, in arranging, your Necessary paymts. for the present Mo:—nothing will suffer—

And while I can avoid—discounting—your Note, I must confess it will be to me—far preferable,—my Only fear is—that even, the generous Allowance for Monthly expenditures, Other, unexpected, & unavoidable Ones, will Attach themselves,—to your particular situation—but untill any of them Appear, and become pressing—I should still hope and wish, to forego, that Alternative.—

with great Respect, I am Sir Your most Obedt. Hb St

John Barnes

Mr. Short is expected in Town this Evening, or to Morrow.

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “The President. UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.

I AM THIS MOMENT FAVD: a letter from TJ to Barnes dated 15 Oct. is recorded in SJL but has not been found.

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