Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 22 August 1809

To John Barnes

Monticello Aug. 22. 09

Dear Sir

Yours of the 9th was duly recieved. having occasion to remit to mr Peale of the Museum Philadelphia a sum of 49 D–5½ C and not being able to get any Philadelphia bills here, I have taken the liberty which your goodness has rendered habitual of inclosing you George town, Alexandria, & Virginia bills (50. D.) the only kinds to be had here, & of praying you to exchange them for a draught of the B. bank US. at Washington on that at Philadelphia in favor of Charles W. Peale, & to put it under cover to him, for which purpose I inclose you a cover. I write by this post to mr Peale to save you the trouble of a letter of explanation. ever affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Barnes.” Enclosures not found.

Barnes’s letter of the 9th, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Georgetown on 13 Aug. 1809.

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  • Bank of Pennsylvania; drafts on search
  • Bank of the United States; drafts on, by TJ search
  • Barnes, John; letters from accounted for search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Peale, Charles Willson; and expenses for T. J. Randolph search
  • Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (TJ’s grandson; Jane Hollins Nicholas Randolph’s husband); expenses paid by TJ search