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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 12 January 1810

From John Barnes

George Town Columbia 12th January 1810—

My last respects to you Sir was of the 1st Sepr since when, I have not been Honore’d with any of your favors.—

In the Course of this and the insuing Mo. it will become Necessary to provide for a Remittance to be made, the good Genl Kosciusko:—Under present circumstances, I have to ask your aid, and shall be governed by your instructions—

from a rough statemt of the Genls a/c, with me, even after I may have received, his present half yrs Bank Penna dividend—deducting therefrom—the $82. overpd in his last years a/c—will leave him a Balce something less than $542, exclusive of the reasonable Interest, due from you, on his Principal. $4,500—and have to regret the deficiencey in his Usual Annual Remittance of $1000—

Be pleased Sir, to favor me, with Order on the Cashr Bank Penna

and to Accept, the very sincere respects and best wishes—of, Dear Sir, Your Obedt servant,

John Barnes.

PS—Inquiring of the V.P— respecting Mrs B— I am hopefull; some Accomodation (remittance) hath taken place, thro her Bror Mr J.P— on that very dubious Accot

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr—Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Jan. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

When her brother James Prince returned from the West Indies, Maria Prince Beckley hoped to make a remittance on a 1798 loan of $240 from TJ to her deceased husband John Beckley, longtime clerk of the United States House of Representatives. No payment was forthcoming (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:983, 986, 988; Maria Beckley to TJ, 13 Dec. 1808, and TJ to Beckley, 1 Jan. 1809 [DLC]; Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Smith Berkeley, John Beckley: Zealous Partisan in a Nation Divided [1973], 176–7, 277; PTJ description begins Julian P. Boyd, Charles T. Cullen, John Catanzariti, Barbara B. Oberg, and others, eds., The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, 1950– , 31 vols. description ends , 30:278, 407).

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
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