From John Barnes
George Town Colum 19th Octr 1813.
Notwithstandg I wrote Mr George Williams the 9th Inst requesting a sett of exchange for same Amot as last year—at present ex—on the same firm vz Messr Russell & Morton—I am as yet most cruely disappointed—in not receiving any Ansr I think it more than probable he is gone to some Eastern Port, in Order to recd some Cargo and dispatch—her back to Boroudeau—for no other than an Eastern port,—can a Vessel Venture to sail from— I have been for these three weeks Horssed—with a Cold, I cannot get quit off—or I shd ere this, have Ventured on a Journey to Baltimore for the purpose of Purchasing a Sett of Ex—on the best possible term of Safety—it is I hope possible I may yet have a line from Mr Williams, at least1 learn his present place of Residence—I shall again write him—by this Nights Mail—
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “lest.”
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