Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 27 March 1812

From John Barnes

George Town 27th March, 1812.

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 15h Inst inclosing sundry Accots for payment—as well, Messr Gibson and Jeffersons Order, on Bank of Columbia for $200—recd 23d have been Applied1—as follows viz—

To J Milligan for $65. 12½
R. Weightman 6. 25.
J Barry 70. 50.
paid 141. 87½
Mr Foxall promised to send me } 55. 46½
per Clerk, his Acct (not yet recd) 2
would be 197. 34.
Mr Barry presented to me, Minute
of his former a/c stated by yourself
wherein you Credited for a diamond
which he has promised to explain
to you & I requested him (when so done) 3
to call on me; for payment—
8. 80.
$206. 14. whole Amt
deducting Messr G & Js order 200.  
will be placed to yr debit wth me— $6. 14. if correct.

no present hopes of succeeding in the purchase of a sett of exchange—on France.—

cannot you induce Mr Warden or some other friend—to procure for me a sett—to the Value of $1000 or 1100—which I shd be inabled to pay for, on accot of the good General! referring you to my late letters of the 13th and 16th Ulto

I am Dear Sir—most Respectfully—

Your very Obedt servant

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Apr. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Richard barry received $70.52, not $70.50 (TJ to Barnes, 15 Mar. 1812; Barry to TJ, 27 Mar. 1812). Barnes’s letter of the 16th ulto was actually dated 26 Feb. 1812.

1Manuscript: “Applid.”

2Omitted closing parenthesis editorially supplied.

3Omitted closing parenthesis editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; as TJ’s agent search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barry, Richard; TJ makes payments to search
  • diamonds; purchased by TJ search
  • Foxall, Henry; payment from TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and T. Kosciuszko’s arrangement with TJ search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Weightman, Roger Chew; TJ pays search