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From Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 8 October 1797

To John Barnes

Monticello Oct. 8. 97.

Dear Sir

Your favor of Sep. 29. is at hand. The paiment to Mr. Bache is right. Myself and some of my neighbors have to pay for some of the pamphlets of Callendar, which they have desired me to do for them. Be so good therefore as to pay him twenty dollars on my account. He is to be found at the printing office of Snowden & Mckorkle No. 47. North 4th. street. If you will be so kind as to send a note there, he will call on you,1 and will consider this act as a sufficient acknolegement of the receipt of his letter and attention to it’s contents. It is probable I may write you on another subject by this post. Wishing yourself and fellow citizens safely thro’ the dangers surrounding you I am Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); with one emendation noted below; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Barnes’s favor of Sep. 29., recorded in SJL as received on 6 Oct. 1797, has not been found. In MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends under date of 6 Oct., TJ recorded that “J. Barnes has pd. Bache the currt. year of his paper for me 5.D” (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , ii, 971). For the payment for pamphlets, see James Thomson Callender to TJ, 28 Sep. 1797.

1TJ here canceled “I will [write] you to.”

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