From John Barnes
George Town 6th July 1813—
permit me, to prefer another, I think more favorable off— Suppose Genl K—could engage his Banker at Paris, to Negociate for him—his—the Genls Bills of Exchange on me—a 20 a 30 days after sight—for $500—every 6 Mos—The Banker to pay the Genl in Franks—at the then Currt rate of Ex—if this mode could [be]1 Acceded to, it would be the most safe & satisfactory to all parties—and in order to forward its execution—(if approved of)—it would be proper for you to propose this plan—in a letter—a duplicate & triblicate to the Genl these I could hand—in person & converse with Mr G. W. on the subject, and forward them by way of Bourdeau—and in the course of a few months The General might be relieved—as well his friends here, from the very great uncertainty of his Remittances getting safe to his hands—
Most Respectfully & truly—
PS. The genls 6 Mos dividend is due, I may as well receive2 it—as to let it lay in Bank—with your Approbation—
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Omitted word editorially supplied.
2. Manuscript: “rceive.”
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