Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Baring Brothers & Company to John Barnes, 14 September 1815


Baring Brothers & Company to John Barnes

London 14 September 1815


We have duly received your esteemed letter of 28 April, in reply to our respects of 20 Oct advicing you remittance of

£400. a 60% on Wm Murdock

on Account & for the Use of General Kosciusko at Paris which has been accepted—and we have placed the same at the disposition of the General forwarding him at the same time your letter to his address—

We beg your reference to our quotations at foot & Remain very Truly

Sir Your Obt Servants—

Baring Brothers & Co1

Tobacco Virginia fine 18 @ 20
good 15¾ 17
Midlg 14 15½
Ordy & low 10 14
fat P B } 16 18 @ 20
Sweet Scented
[. . .] O. 13 16
Maryland  fine 14 18 〃22
Coloury 11¼ 14
O. Brown  9 11
 Brown  9
low & Ordy  5
Kentucky 11½ 14
Cotton Sea Island 2/9 3/8 } Market Steady
New Orleans 2/. 2/3
Bowed 21½ 23½
Rice in Bond 30/ 34/.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); one abbreviation illegible; letter and price list each in a different, unidentified hand, with signature in yet another unidentified hand, identical to the signature to Baring Brothers & Company to TJ, 13 May 1815; at head of text: “John Barnes Esqr George-Town Columbia.”

p b: “part black.” o.: “ordinary.” coloury: with a color indicative of high quality (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and others, eds., The Oxford English Dictionary, 2d ed., 1989, 20 vols. description ends ). bowed cotton was short-staple cotton from which the seeds had been removed by the vibrations of a bow (Manufactures of the United States in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns of the Eighth Census [1865], ccxv).

1Recto ends here with “P.T.O” (“Please Turn Over”).

Index Entries

  • Baring Brothers & Company (London firm); and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Baring Brothers & Company (London firm); letters from, to John Barnes search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • cotton; price of, in Great Britain search
  • Great Britain; prices in search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Murdock, William; and bills of exchange search
  • rice; price of in Great Britain search
  • tobacco; price of in Great Britain search