Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 25 August 1809

To John Barnes

Monticello Aug. 25. 09.


By the last post I acknoleged the receipt of your last letter, & at the same time took the liberty of making a remittance through you1 to mr Peale. having occasion to send a light cart to Washington, & being in want of half a pound of Sal-Ammoniac, an article necessary for tinning our copper utensils, & not to be had here, I ask the favor of you to procure it at an Apothecary’s & send it to me by the bearer Davy who will call for it. the cost shall be answered with my remaining balance ere long. I salute you with affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (CSmH: JF); at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • ammonium chloride (sal ammoniac); for copper utensils search
  • Barnes, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • copper utensils; tinning of search
  • Hern, David (Davy) (TJ’s slave; b.1784); wagoner search
  • household articles; sal ammoniac search
  • Peale, Charles Willson; and expenses for T. J. Randolph search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); expenses paid by TJ search
  • sal amoniac (ammonium chloride); for copper utensils search