From John Barnes
George Town 3d Octr 1812—
I avail myself on this Occasion to Ask the favr of your Order, on the Cashier of Bank of Penna for Genl Kosiusko’s 6. Mos Dividend due 1st July—and however distressing the present Awfull times are I hope and trust—you injoy your Usual health,
may a Continuance of so great a Blessing await your most sanguine wishes.—
most Respectfully and very sincerily
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.