From John Barnes
George Town Coa 27th May 1817.
I am Hond by your favr 17th and Notice the particular dates of your Movemts the most suitable to my offices—will be, to embrace—the interval between this, and 20th June. of course1 I purpose leaving G. T. 31st—the want of a friend—(in Case of Accidt) has induced me in taking the Liberty of engaging—the Young Studint Mentioned—in my last—with whom, I flatter my self you will not be displeased—
Mr Milligan has promised—to hand me—whatever of the Books—he is able to compleat—
Yrs most Respectfully, with great Esteem—
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 May 1817 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “coure.”