Washington Nov. 4. 06.
Your letter of Oct. 21. has been duly recieved. I caused an enquiry to be made into the state of mr Barclay’s accounts and now send you the result as communicated to me by the Secretary of the Treasury. it is possible that mrs Barclay petitioning Congress for any balance due, on the ground of maintaining the family, Congress may order paiment to her in her own right. the case I believe will be a new one, and therefore it’s result cannot be foretold. Accept my salutations & respects.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.