Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 12 October 1819

George Town Coy 12 Oct 1819.

Dear Sir

My friend Doctr Joshua White—a Native of this place, whose settled residence for 18 yrs passed has been at Savannah. and for 10 yrs an Established & successfull Merchant. of the latter—2 or 3 yrs on a tour thro’ England. Scotland &c—and now, on his return to Savannah. via Charlottesville—to Staunton—wishing for an introduction to you—altho Acquainted with the Honble Secty of the Treasury.—yet fearing he might not have the opportunity of being favd with his Letter—[. . .] induced me to this Liberty—and withal to renew my Anxious desire of learning—the state of yr health and of the good families—to whom most Respectfully—

I am ever Sir

Your Obedt & very huml servt

John Barnes.

its probable you may have perused the Docts late publication of said tour—

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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