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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 3 October 1816

From John Barnes

George Town 3d Octr 1816,

My Dear Sir,—

I am Anxiously waiting receipt of your expected favr in Answer to my Letters of the 5th & 10th of Augt—the first Covered: a rough statemt of Genl Kosciuskos with me whilst that of the 10th respected the difficulty in transferring and Consolidating his several Stocks into Governt security—and in his Own—proper Name—and presuming—these transfers to be Effected—it would still be unavailing—in point of my Authority—to receive1 his dividends—or Int. without his proper power of Attorney—to you, and substitution thro you to me—to be lodged in the Departmt—wherever the Int &a—is made payable.—I called Yesterday at Bank of Columa—in Order to receive the 6 Mos Dividend—on the Genls 46 Shares a 8 ⅌Ct—but could not receive it—(though in your Name) Unless your power of Atty to me—is lodged there—which please send me: at your first Leisure hour—with Respect to Consolidating the several Stocks in the Genls Name—you will be Obliged—to direct him to forward you his general power—such a one—as will eventually serve the wishd for purpose—

I pray, no Unforeseen Accident has happened, to deprive me, the pleasure & satisfaction of receiving—your long wished for favours—

Most Respectfully and Affectionately

Dear Sir, Your Obedt humble servant

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Oct. 1816, but recorded in SJL as received a day earlier. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 16 Oct. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr—Monticello—Virginia”; stamped; postmarked (faint) Georgetown, 4 [Oc]t.

1Manuscript: “recive.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • banks; stock issued by search
  • Barnes, John; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Power of Attorney to John Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; account with J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and investment in U.S. government loan search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Columbia stock of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; power of attorney from search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search