Dec. 19. 07.
Th:J. to mr Gallatin
I imagine that Barnwell sees his own case with the egoism natural to all men, but increased by a temper a little querulous. but he is a man of sense & is said to be a very good man, & I believe worth our keeping: and it is probable that such an explanation as is given by mr. Sheldon, with some kind words, shewing him that we value him, will satisfy both his reason & self love. Affectte. salutns
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.