Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 10 January 1815

From John Barnes

George Town 10th Jany 1815.

Dear Sir—

Your favr 29th Ulto recd the 5th Covered, your Genl power of Atty—in my favr—the Accruing Int (Averaged.) from 10h July—to 31st Decr Amt $35832/100 I recd the 7h and passed, to the Credit of Genl Ks a/c—The two Certificates1 of said Stock—recites the following

No 10.
 $11,36363/100  Thomas Jefferson of Virginia—or, his Assigns bearing Int 6 p Ct per Annm from 10th July 1814. inclusively payble Quarter Yearly. being stock Created p act of Congres[s] for a Loan of 25 Millions of Dolls passed the 24th March 1814. Redeemable at the pleasur[e] of Congress at any time After Decr 1825—
No 10 Also for 113636/100  Same Time & date for the 10 perCt advance—
12,49999/100   Equal to 80 for 100—say $12,500

The above recited Certificates—are lodged—in safe Custerdy—in the Customhouse Iron chest. Subject—to your Order—

and, am, most Respectfully

Dear Sir— Your obedt servant.

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); edge frayed; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Jan. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (CSmH: JF); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Munroe, 4 Mar. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello—Virginia”; franked; postmarked Georgetown, 11 Jan.

genl ks: Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s. According to the United States “act to authorize a loan for a sum not exceeding twenty-five millions of dollars,” the monies borrowed were to become redeemable after the last day of December 1826, not 1825 (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins Richard Peters, ed., The Public Statutes at Large of the United States … 1789 to March 3, 1845, 1845–67, 8 vols. description ends , 3:111–2).

1Manuscript: “Certifiates.”

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