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Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 15 December 1816

To John Barnes

Monticello Dec. 15. 16.

Dear Sir

On my return from Bedford after an absence of 7. weeks I find here your favor of the 2d inst. covering a letter from Buckley & Abbot which I now return. in your P.S. you request 1. the original Certificates of the 12,500.D. 6. p.c. US. stock, 2. two powers for you to recieve the interest of the stock at the Treasury and dividends at the bank of Columbia. 3. my original power from Kosciusko that copies of it may be deposited in the bank and Treasury.

1. I never saw the original certificate of the 12,500.D. nor has it been sent to me. in your’s of Jan. 10. 1815. to me you say ‘the above recited certificates (No 10. for 11,363.63 D and No 10. also for 1136.991 D)2 are lodged in safe custody in the Custom house iron chest,’ where I presume you will find them

2. I now inclose 2. powers for you to receive the interest at the Treasury, and dividends on the 46. shares in the bank of Columbia.

3. my original power from Kosciuzko. I inclosed this to you [in?] my letter3 of Oct. 12. as was requested in yours of Oct. 3. you probably have it yourself or have left it at the bank or Treasury to be copied. hoping you will find these papers, and that with those now inclosed they will enable you to do every thing necessary, I salute [. . .]

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 208:37188); on verso of a reused address cover from Joseph Delaplaine to TJ; torn at seal; closing faint; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: enclosure to Barnes to TJ, 2 Dec. 1816. Other enclosures printed below.

1Thus in manuscript. The correct figure is 1136.36.

2Mismatched closing square bracket editorially changed to a parenthesis.

3Second vowel, missing probably due to a polygraph malfunction, editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • banks; stock issued by search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Buckley & Abbott (New York firm); and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments 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
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; power of attorney from search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ returns from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search