Statement of Interest Account with John Barnes,
31 March 1801–30 January 1802
Sketch of the Apparent Monthly Balances, on the Presidents a/c with J Barnes, will Appear from the Annexed Statemts. Commencing, viz.
|Mar 31.||To Amt. of a/ rendered page 7"||1450.17.||Mar 31.||1450||.17.||7"|
|Apr 25||do do 59"||826.51½||Apr 25.||826||.51½||4"|
|May 26||do do "||2180.28.|
|May 7||By Warrt. deducted 59||4000 "|
|June 4||To Amot. of a/c rendd||737.93½|
|" 30||To do do||2062.10.|
|June 8||By Warrt. deducted||2000 "||June 30th||1257||.||6—"|
|July 25||To Amt. of a/c rendered||2298.38|
|" 6||To Colo. Cary||1500.|
|" 6||By 2 Warrts for||2000.|
|" 16||By $1000 distd [a 5 pr]||989.50||2989.50||July 25.||2065||.88|
|2065.88||say for  Mos.||20—"|
|To Amot. as a/||3748.12|
|Sep. 17. Cash for Note|
|16 July||1000 "||4748.12|
|Sepr 7.||By Warrt.||4000 "|
|17.||By G & Jeffn.||1000 "||5000. "||Sepr 30th||1814||9—|
|To Amot of a/c||80||5237.46|
|to 5 Novr||7051.46|
|Octr. 7||By Warrt. (80)||2000|
|9||By Capt Lewis’s Note||2000||4000||Octr 9th.||3051||.46||15—|
|Novr 7||By Warrt. (81)||2000|
|9||By Capt Lewis’s Note||1000||3000|
|to Decr 4.||To Amot of 3 a/c||1605.26.|
|9||To Bank for Note 9 Or||2000||3605.26.|
|7||By Warrt. (81) deducted||2000—||Decr 9||1656||.72.||8.|
|9||To Balance Card. forwd||$ 1656.72.||12,173||.20½||69"|
|to 31||To Amot of a/c rendered addl.||1226.28|
|decr 10.||By Mr McEwan on WS a/c dedt||1800|
|To Amt of a/c (117) rendd. [p.]||6276.22|
|Jany 9.||By Warrt. deductd.||2000.|
|By T. Carpenter a/||12.67||2012.67.|
|Note...||this Balance of||$5346.55.|
|is Carried to a New Acct. of Balances—|
|But in order to Ascertain the real Balance on said a/c to the 9th Jany. it will be Necessary, to Annex the following particulars...Viz|
|decr. 10th||By McEwans on WS a/-||1800.|
|9.||deduct Bale. due||1656.72||143.28||due the Prest.|
|31.||To amt. of a/c||1226.28|
|from which deduct||143.28|
|to Jany 9||To disburmt 5017.42||5017.42|
|Jany 9||from which deduct||2012.67.|
|do||due leaves||4087.75||due J.B. Jany 9th.||4087||.75.||20"|
|to Jany 30||To aditional due a/c 1258.80.||1258.80|
|& on above is $6276.22||5346.55|
|Jany. 30||which said Bale. of $5346.55.|
|is Card. to a New a/c of Balances—|
Errors & Omissions Excepted
Geo: Town 27th May 1803.
MS (ViU); entirely in Barnes’s hand; with several illegible abbreviations and numerals; ellipses in original.
by warrt. deducted: starting at 7 May 1801 in this statement of account and continuing through the ensuing two statements at approximately one-month intervals, the warrants recorded by Barnes are the installments TJ received from the Treasury Department on his $25,000 annual salary as president. Treasury statements of these payments for the periods 5 May 1801 to 8 Mch. 1802 and 14 Apr. 1802 to 7 Mch. 1803 are in DNA: RG 217, MTA.
colo. cary: that is, Edward Carrington, the supervisor of the revenue for Virginia. The $1,500 draft on Carrington was used primarily to reimburse John Wayles Eppes for horses he purchased on TJ’s behalf in 1801 (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 , 2:1037, 1045–6; Vol. 34:521).
by g & jeffn: on 12 Sep. 1801, TJ directed George Jefferson to remit immediately $1,000 to Barnes. TJ informed Barnes of the transaction the same day, explaining that “I am afraid my arrearages are inconvenient to you” (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 , 2:1050; Vol. 35:270, 275–6).
by capt lewis’s note: for Meriwether Lewis’s notes on the Bank of Columbia that were credited to TJ’s account with Barnes, see Vol. 36:77–8, 695–7; Vol. 37:439–40.
WS: William Short. For the $1,800 credited to TJ from Short’s account with Barnes, see Vol. 36:697.
by t. carpenter: for the reimbursement of $12.67 received from tailor Thomas Carpenter, see Vol. 36:698.