Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 22 March 1814

To John Barnes

Monticello Mar. 22. 14.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 8th is recieved and I now return you mr Taylor’s letter, but so unacquainted am I with every thing relating to stock that I am not able to calculate the effect of converting Gl K’s bank shares into public stock, altho you have furnished me materials. I must therefore trouble you again to make out for me 2. statements, the 1st stating the market value of his principal in the Pensylvania bank, and the average annual nett1 sum recieved on it including every thing & deducting costs; and 2dly what that principal sum converted into the new loan with the addition of the bonus, will amount to, and what nett sum he will recieve on that annually? from these two statements I shall be enabled to judge what to do. I trouble you with a little2 commission for me with Genl Armstrong; and as it may be necessary to shew him my letter explaining it, I have written it separately from this. you will percieve that in it I ask you to refund to him a sum of 40. francs, about 8. or 10.D. paid for me in Paris in 1810, with any little additions attending it3 which I will replace to you in a remittance I have to make shortly to your place. be so good as to return me the French letter inclosed in that after shewing it to the General. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

gl k: Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

1Word interlined.

2Word interlined.

3Remainder of sentence interlined.

Index Entries

  • Armstrong, John; TJ reimburses search
  • Bank of Pennsylvania; stock owned by T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Congress, U.S.; loans contracted by search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; reimburses J. Armstrong search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Pennsylvania stock of search
  • Taylor, George; correspondence with search