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Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 31 December 1816

To John Barnes

Monticello Dec. 31. 16.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 23d came to hand last night, and I now inclose you two powers of Attorney, one to be used at each place, and copied verbatim from the form in your letter. I have not attested it before a magistrate, because it would cost me a ride of many miles to find one, which I am not able to take, but it is impossible that this can be requisite for a power of attorney to transfer a mere personal property. my hand fails me so much in writing that I can only add my affectionate and friendly salutations.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. will you be so good as to jog mr Millegan’s memory?

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John D. Vaughan to TJ, 30 Nov. 1816; postscript adjacent to signature; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ.

For TJ’s earlier request that Barnes jog Joseph Milligan concerning Destutt de Tracy’s Treatise on Political Economy, see his second letter to Barnes of 12 Oct. 1816.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • banks; stock issued by search
  • Barnes, John; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; fatiguing to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Power of Attorney to John 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
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • political economy; works on search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search