From John Barnes
George Town 13th May 1814—
Mr Taylors unfavorable Acct last Evening Mail, says—“Bank stock, in general is falling Considerably.”1—that he sold—yesterday Penna Bank stock a 135 Ct. Owing to the Rumour of Peace—as well the demand for Cash—Subscribers to the New Loan— that the Certificates with a regular power of Atty—will be requiset to make the Sale— that Bills on France cannot be dependd upon—at this most Critical Moment—
the $10,000—Subscribed for viz. $2,500—must be paid 25th Instant.—and shd Necessity require it I will attempt—(After making good the 1t Instalmt) a Journey to Philada however inconvenient in Order to Effect a permanent and Conclusive Adjustmt that no default may intervene2—dispatch—on these particular Occasions—is—Necessary.— most respectly and truly.
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 May 1814 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.
2. Manuscript: “interene.”
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