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Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 17 February 1817

To John Barnes

M[o]n[ticell]o Feb. 17. 17.

Dear Sir

I recieved last night your fav[or] of the 7th and in it the following certificates of stock in the name of Genl Kosciuzko, to wit,    

D  C
US. Certificate No 90. for 11,363. 63 six per cents of loan  of May 2. 1814.
No 37. for 1,136. 36 supplemental do of do

Bank of Columbia certificate No 1314. for 46 shares in that bank @ 100. D Jan. 10. 1817.

As you think a special power will be necessary for you to recieve the interest of the US. stock, I will ask the favor of you to send me the proper instrument to enable you to recieve it, which I will sign. I give you this trouble, because the peculiar forms of the treasury are unknown to me.   I recieved in due time your account with Genl Kosciuzko to Nov. last; balance in your favor 812.D. and omitted to acknolege it, because I am little familiar with these things, and have so unbounded confidence in your exactness & integrity as to be entirely satisfied all is right. I salute you with affectionate esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Wood to TJ, 2 Feb. 1817; two words faint; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • Barnes, John; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; account with J. 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
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search