Thomas Jefferson Papers

Richard Barry to Thomas Jefferson, 16 January 1812

From Richard Barry

January 16th 1812.


I have wrote you a letter about two weeks before Christmas, not hearing from you since I fear it has not come to your hands yet the contents of it was praying you would be so good as to let me have the ballance of my account Indeed Sir, I would not call on you now but I am building a house and I find it will take all my little earnings to meet the demands of it

I remain with Sincere Wishes for your happines a friend

Richard Barry

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Jan. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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