Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 15 August 1805

George Town 15 Augt. 1805.


I am honored with the Presidents favor of the 12th—at all events, I could not think of leaving Town untill after the 9th & 11th. Sept. have passed over—and the two Notes of $2000 & 1600—were safely withdrawn—

mean while, I shall endeavour to avail my self of the first favorable Occasion, that offers, to pay The Revd. Mr. Pryce $4 to purchase 6th portable Soup (Chicken or Veal not mentioned) as well to subscribe to Mr. Corkles paper.

at last, the President is presented with a/c of my receivals & payments, at B.B. Washington—I inclose also my July a/c store & Cask and $91.41—For this & next Mo: of small Amts. I shall defer, and include in One a/c—

I am happy to learn the President have returned from the fatiguing Journey of Visiting his Bedford Plantation—and of plentiful Crops, health, of the good family &a.

From the Presidents silence respecting Mr. Burwell, I flatter myself, that Gentleman had felt no ill effects from the Thunder storm that threatened a relapse of his former complaint.—

With every good wish for your health & happiness—I am, most Respectfully. The Presidents—very Obed: humble. servant,

John Barnes



The President US: In. BB. US. at Washington—with John Barnes

Augt. 4t. To Compasses 2083. 33.
7 To Notes disctd at said B 2000.
deduct Do 21. 33 1978. 67.
To Balc. due TJ. 13 July 3. 71. 4065. 71.

6 By Note at B.B. US. taken up 2000.
12 By Do. at B of Columbia—Do 1500.
By Jones & Howell remitted them 125. 74
14 By Mr. LeMaire paid him 300. 3925. 74.
In Bank. (save Errors.) $ 139. 97.

George Town 15th Augst. 1805,

John Barnes.

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