Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 29 August 1807

Monticello Aug. 29. 07.

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 19th. was not recieved till the 27th. thro’ some error of the post, which comes here daily. it is another proof in addition to the numerous others I have recieved of your friendship. I will avail myself of your kind offer of assistance only so far as to omit my this month’s remittance destined for you. this will enable me, without failing in my other engagements to meet my losses here, which are at least 1000. D.

I once more give you the trouble of recieving my money at the bank of the US. and making for me the remittances of this month. I shall be in Washington from the 3d. to the 5th. of Octob. consequently in time to do the business of that month for myself. I now inclose you a check on the bank US. payable Sep. 5. for 1590. D. which I will pray you to apply as follows.

remit to Philadelphia to Messrs. Jones & Howell 49. 97
Caldcleugh & Thomas merchts. 24. 43.
to Baltimore to mr Gabriel Christie for duties 100. 39
messrs. Mayer & Brantz merchts. 3. 12
to Norfolk to mr Pennock 500.
to Richmond to messrs. Gibson & Jefferson 100.
to Monticello to myself 690.
pay in Georgetown to mr Melvin taylor 119. 18
balance to account 2. 91

if the remittance to me leaves Washington the evening of the 5th. I shall recieve it the 8th. and set out for Bedford the 9th. I salute you with great affection & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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