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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 6 July 1813

From John Barnes

George Town 6th July 1813—

Dear Sir

Your favr 28th Ulto I recd yesterday—The more I contemplate on the proposed plan of Remitting to Paris—viz Messr G. W. & R & M—the more my doubts and dificulties encreases—

permit me, to prefer another, I think more favorable off— Suppose Genl K—could engage his Banker at Paris, to Negociate for him—his—the Genls Bills of Exchange on me—a 20 a 30 days after sight—for $500—every 6 Mos—The Banker to pay the Genl in Franks—at the then Currt rate of Ex—if this mode could [be]1 Acceded to, it would be the most safe & satisfactory to all parties—and in order to forward its execution—(if approved of)—it would be proper for you to propose this plan—in a letter—a duplicate & triblicate to the Genl these I could hand—in person & converse with Mr G. W. on the subject, and forward them by way of Bourdeau—and in the course of a few months The General might be relieved—as well his friends here, from the very great uncertainty of his Remittances getting safe to his hands—

Most Respectfully & truly—

I am Dear Sir—Your Obedient servant

John Barnes,

PS. The genls 6 Mos dividend is due, I may as well receive2 it—as to let it lay in Bank—with your Approbation—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

g. w.: George Williams. r & m: Russell & Morton. genl k: Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

2Manuscript: “rceive.”

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