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From Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 3 June 1795

To John Barnes

Monticello June 3. 1795.

Dear Sir

I received last night your favor of May 12. noting the sale of the stock last sent, and that a balance of 267.D. 43c. will remain on hand after deducting the draughts already paid or accepted. I now inclose another Certificate to be disposed of for Mr. Short, being 7504 Doll. 42. cents of deferred debt with a power of attorney to transfer the same, and also to receive the interest due on his stock of all description amounting as I calculate to 314.55 D., for the 1st. day of July next. In consequence of this I make on you the draughts below stated. It is rather doubtful whether I shall push the investments in land &c. for Mr. Short to the whole amount of the paper now sent. Should I not, it will be necessary to reconvert the balance which shall remain into stock. But of this I shall advise you in time. I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

Draughts on Mr. Barnes above alluded to.

D c
at 3. days sight.  June 3. James Bringhurst junr. & co. 46.74
Muir & Hyde 59.37
Robert Pollard 36.  
at 6. weeks sight. June 3. William Champe Carter 600.  
4. do. 600.  
5. do. 600.  

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Barnes.” Enclosures not found.

Barnes’s favor of May 12, recorded in SJL as received 2 June 1795, has not been found. Also not found is a letter from Barnes to TJ of 25 Apr. 1795, recorded in SJL as received 5 May 1795.

According to SJL, TJ on 3 June also wrote letters to the Philadelphia ironmonger James Bringhurst Junr., the Philadelphia bookbinders Muir & Hyde, and Robert Pollard (all missing). A 9 May 1795 letter from Bringhurst, recorded in SJL as received 2 June 1795, and a 14 June 1795 letter from Pollard, recorded in SJL as received 16 June 1795, have not been found. SJL also records letters (now missing) to Muir & Hyde of 4 Feb. and 23 Apr. 1795. The second of these letters evidently concerned a draft of $130 on Barnes in favor of Muir & Hyde (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 , 23 Apr. 1795).

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