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From Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 21 July 1795

To John Barnes

Monticello July 21. 95.


I drew on you about the 10th. or 11th. inst. in favor of William Wardlaw or order for 40. Dollars, of which this serves to advise you, if I did not write a letter of advice at the time. If I did, I omitted to keep a copy of it and it has escaped my memory. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes.”

TJ’s draft in favor of Dr. William Wardlaw of Charlottesville is recorded 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 , 11 July 1795. There is no record in SJL of an earlier letter to Barnes on this subject. A letter from Barnes to TJ of 22 June 1795, recorded in SJL as received 30 June 1795, has not been found.

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