From John Barnes
Milton Wednesdy Eveng 4 June
We are here, at the foot of your Mountain, but for the Want of horses—or Carriage dare not Approach Monticello—
the fatigue of the Journey—I wish—to tarry here this Eveng—
RC (ViU: TJP-ER); partially dated; dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL.