Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 21 September 1802

From John Barnes

George Town 21st. Septr 1802.


I am duly Hond: with your favr: 17th.—in answer, to mine, of the 14th.—in Conformity I have Noticed Mr Claxton—to furnish me with his two a/cs: in order to discharge them—before your expected return. and shall make the necessary remittance to Richmond abt. 8th. Octr.

Mr LeMaire, is much indisposed. (but not dangerous.) Bile, & foul Stomack. accompanied with a Violent fever.—Doctr. Gant attends him Constantly—as well Julian—who is quite the good Nurse—sets by him, day & night. nothing will be wanting towards his recovery. but like most patients He is fretfull & fearfull.—

Most Respectfull I am Sir, Yr Obedt: H St

John Barnes

I have no letters for Mr Short. but my best respects (you will be pleased.) awaits him—

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); postscript on verso; at foot of text: “The President UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.

YOUR FAVR: TJ’s letter to Barnes of 17 Sep. is recorded in SJL, but has not been found. The letter apparently directed Barnes to pay Thomas Claxton for the sofas and cushions he recently acquired for TJ in Philadelphia. See George Jefferson to TJ, 8 Sep. and Daniel Rapine to TJ, 11 Sep.

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