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Th: Jefferson incloses to mr Barnes an order on the bank of the US. here for 900. Dollars, of which he prays him to place 400. to the credit of his account with mr Barnes & to pay 500. D. into the bank of Columbia to the credit of his note paiable the 16th. inst. which will be to be renewed for 1000. D. CSmH : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Fifty six days after date I promise to pay to the order of John Barnes fifteen hundred Dollars negociable at the bank of Columbia, value received. 1500. D. ViU .
I owe Martin Wanscher 35. D. of which he now asks 15. or 20. will you be so good as to make him such a remittance? he lives at the corner of Prince’s & Fairfax streets Alexandria. Accept affectionate salutations. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes for 20. Dollars in five dollar bills. Oct. 19. 1802. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes; endorsed by TJ: “Barnes John.” According to TJ’s financial memoranda, on 19 Oct. Barnes sent $15 to the president, who also gave $10 in charity on the same day. The following day, TJ made two additional charitable gifts...
The bearer comes for the 11. D. small change. I find I have occasion for 30. D. more than I had calculated which therefore I must ask of you by the bearer. bills of any kind will do. Your’s affectionately RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); endorsed by Barnes: “ ⅌ Dougherty.”
Pay to the driver who carried mrs Randolph and mrs Eppes to Virginia twelve dollars for value recieved on account of Your humble servt RC ( MLexSC ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes Georgetown”; endorsed by Barnes; signed by Joseph Dougherty acknowledging payment.
Fifty six days after date I promise to pay to the order of John Barnes fifteen hundred Dollars negociable at the bank of Columbia, value received 1500. D.— paid 18 Decr — ViU .
Th: Jefferson must trouble Mr. Barnes for 40. Dollars more in five dollar bills. Dec. 11. 1802. RC ( MHi ); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes as paid to Joseph Dougherty on 12 Dec. In his financial memoranda on 11 Dec. 1802, TJ recorded the receipt of $40 from Barnes. Later the same day, TJ gave $20 each to Martha Jefferson Randolph and Mary Jefferson Eppes ( MB James A. Bear, Jr.,...
On the 1st. inst. I accepted Mr. Cathalan’s bill of exchange for 31.33 D payable to mr Davidson at the bank US. at 15. days sight. it had escaped my attention till this moment, but as this letter will be in Washington the evening of the 14th. I hope it will be in time—I therefore inclose 30. D. & ask the favor of you to take up the bill, adding for me the little fraction of 1.33 towards which...
I recieved last night your favor of the 3d. & in it the 690. dollars which I had desired, for which recieve my thanks. I fear you have with your usual goodness incommoded yourself to accomodate me earlier than I had proposed. I shall set out on the 9th. for Bedford and be back here on the 16th.—mr & mrs Madison are now here with me, & well, as are all our family. I salute you with affection &...
Your favor of Mar. 26. was recieved yesterday and I now return you mr Taggert’s letter, retaining his bill. the painter has been here about a week, and we are able to get some paints in the neighboring stores, for the present. I imagine those of Philadelphia are about now arriving in Richmond & may be here in a week or ten days. I expect to be with you about the 17th. health & weather...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes for 20. or 30. D. in small bills. Jan. 6. 1802. i.e. 1803   RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; notation by Barnes: “sent $30—pr Mr Dougherty”; endorsed by Barnes as a letter of 6 Jan. 1803. Not recorded in SJL . In his financial memoranda, TJ recorded the receipt of $30 from Barnes on 6 Jan. 1803 ( MB James A. Bear, Jr.,...
Your favor of the 6th. with 320. D. inclosed came safely to hand yesterday, for which I return you my thanks. I found my family all well, and we are now together at this place. our neighborhood is in a remarkeably healthy state at present. I recieve daily information from Lynhaven bay where the British ships remain quiet, going in & out occasionally. it remains to be seen what will be the case...
an accidental concurrence of several pretty heavy demands on me at the beginning of the ensuing month, will go beyond my ordinary resources. I am very averse to going further into the banks. if you have any funds which will be unoccupied one month I should be glad of their aid, & they should be replaced by a check for the 5th. of Aug. if not I must conclude to increase my note to Columbia some...
Fifty six days after date I promise to pay to the order of John Barnes fifteen hundred dollars negociable at the bank of Columbia, value received. 1500. D.— ViU .
Th: Jefferson leaves with mr Barnes a check on the bank US. D bearing date Aug. 5. 1808. for 1467.67 which he prays him to recieve on that day & dispose of thus. D for himself, to the credit of Th:J. 250. remit to Messrs. Jones & Howell of Philadelphia 282.67 remit to Th:J. by the Milton post of Aug. 5 . 935.   
I recieved by yesterday’s mail your favor of the 5th. with the 935. D. inclosed with safety, and I thank you for your attention to this matter. we are all well, now in confinement by a rain which has fallen in moderate showers the last two days, but is now set in anew from the North East. it was wanting; but we may have too much. the crop of wheat has been generally indifferent: that of...
Mr. Reibelt who is here, not knowing the amount of his account against me, prefers the reciept of it after my return to Washington. the sum destined for him therefore remaining free, & having occasion for it in Richmond, I will ask the favor of you to remit it say 150. D. by the first post to Gibson & Jefferson on my account. I expect they will be sending off a vessel with 1500. b. of coal for...
I recieved by yesterday’s post the 825. D. you were so kind as to send me, for which I thank you, but am sorry you did not wait the return of the proper check which would have been no inconvenience to me. in your letter of the 2d. you mention that the omission to fill the blank was in the check to you for 825. D. yet from an expression in your last I have some fear there may have been the same...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes for thirty dollars either this evening, or by Mr. Lemaire tomorrow morning.— Sunday. Oct. 24. 1802. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes: “ ⅌ J. Dougherty—same Eveng.” TJ received THIRTY DOLLARS from Barnes later the same day ( MB James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books:...
Yours of the 3d. came to hand yesterday morning. I shall be happy to hear of the arrival of the groceries &c. in Richmond, as we are much in want of them: so also of the glass when shipped from Philadelphia—a mr Andrews , who lives near the former post office in Washington & works on ornaments for architecture, was to make for me some Doric ornaments, which should be ready before this time. he...
Your favors of July 30. and Aug. 3. came to hand yesterday, and on the same day arrived here our boxes, casks &c. shipped from Washington before my departure; all in good order except the tea box containing coffee, sugar &c. which had burst open and lost some of it’s coffee; also my Indian busts , which by rough tumbling about, had got broken into many pieces. I learnt by yesterday’s post mr...
I this moment recieve yours of the 2d. and am confounded and ashamed at the incomprehensible omission of filling up the blank in the check for 1175. D. in your favor. I now send you another for the same sum, which you will recieve Thursday evening in time to send it by the post which leaves Washington Friday evening. I hope you will not have put yourself to the trouble of otherwise procuring...
Instead of remitting me the sum of 584 D .29c as desired in my letter of Aug. 29. I must now ask the favor of you to remit me in cash only 244 D .29 and the balance of 340. D. to remit to James Brand, carpenter, at Portland in Maine. should it not be practicable to obtain a bank draught for this on some bank there, it is probable the Treasurer of the US. will give his draught on the Collector...
Your favor of the 7th came to hand on the 10th. by the delay of your journey to Philadelphia I am afraid my arrearages are inconvenient to you. I write to Gibson & Jefferson by this day’s post to forward you a thousand dollars instantly. they will recieve my letter on the same day you recieve this, and if they can procure good paper immediately, it may be with you by the time you originally...
Your favors of Aug. 7. & 21. came to hand in due time. from them I collect the following estimate of my funds, since my departure 1804 July 21. paid Williams of Phila 71 .87 23. Baker 406 . Gant 43 .75 Andrews 36 .80 Hand 2
Th: Jefferson having been obliged to send what pocket money he had to Monticello will thank mr Barnes for 25. or 30. D. in small bills. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes. Not recorded in SJL . TJ’s financial memoranda records that he received $25 from Barnes the same day ( MB James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum...
Martin Wanscher writes to me for 40. Dollars. there will then remain due to him about 90. or 100. D. which he will be drawing for from time to time. the demand of his balance having been expected to have laid over till the spring, will be an addition to my last estimate . I am to inclose the money to him in Alexandria, so that I suppose it should be in bills of that bank or the Washington. I...
Mr. Dinsmore is arrived here from Monticello on his way to see his brother at Baltimore, and asks for 40. Dollars in Philadelphia bills if to be had, which I must pray you to accomodate him with. he will call on you to-day. affectionate salutations. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by Barnes: “Mr Dinsmore 3d Nov 1803 $40.” Not recorded in SJL . TJ noted in his financial records that on this day he gave...
Mr. Smith has sent under cover to me the inclosed post-note for three hundred & sixty dollars, Genl. Kosciusko’s dividend, which, as I have no account opened with him, I inclose you. mr Jefferson writes me he has received Canal dividend for mr Short 198. D. which he credits you for. should you want it you will of course draw for it, otherwise it is not improbable I may have occasion for some...
Th: Jefferson being to go into the country tomorrow will thank mr Barnes for 25. D. in small bills. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); endorsed by Barnes; endorsed by TJ: “Barnes John.” GO INTO THE COUNTRY TOMORROW : in his financial records under 27 June, TJ recorded paying 68 ½ cents for ferriage “to & from the Carrs.” It is not clear which members of the Carr family TJ met with that day,...
If mr Barnes has not sent off the groceries to Richmond, Th:J will be obliged to him to add the underwritten articles. he has also two or three books he would send to have put into some of the packages 10. ℔ raisins P.S. also to send Th:J. 20. D. in small bills. 10. ℔ almonds 10. ℔ figs 10. ℔ prunes. MS ( ViU ); undated; in TJ’s hand, except for check marks next to each grocery item and a note...
I inclose you a check on the bank of the US. for 200. D. and was in hopes to be able to say that at the next month I could begin such a monthly paiment as, growing from month to month, would wear down my balance in the course of the year. but on examining the calls which will come on me in July I find I shall be obliged to postpone the commencement of that operation to the month following. my...
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 15th. which has lost a post or two on the road. mr Madison writes me that there is a claim of 250.D. on him, Majr. Pontier & myself for some wine landed at N. York, that he will pay my part & draw on you. I have therefore thought it best to send you an enlarged note for the bank of Columbia, Sep. 11. to cover this as well as a draught of about 150.D....
I recieved yesterday your favor of the 10th. and am sincerely concerned at the disappointment at the bank of Columbia. this proves farther the propriety of my curtailing expences till I am within the rigorous limits of my own funds, which I will do. in the mean time I must leave to your judgment to marshall our funds for the most pressing demands, till I can be with you. mr Jefferson has sent...
In my note of yesterday I forgot a sum of 41. D 10 c which I had promised to remit to Richmond this week for the use of John Rogers , which I must therefore pray you to enable me to do. Your’s affectionately RC ( ViU ); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; receipt added to foot of text by Barnes and signed by Joseph Dougherty for $50 received on 6 Mch.; endorsed by Barnes. TJ’s note of yesterday has not...
Having an urgent call for a sum of money which goes 120. D. beyond what I had reserved for the current purposes of the month, a merchant here (mr Kelly) offers me that sum for a like one in Baltimore. under this pressure and the call not allowing time to wait your answer, I have ventured to value on you for 120. D. in the hope you can let me have the use of that sum for about a fortnight when...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes if he can furnish him two sums of 50. D. each in bank bills of the US. tomorrow morning. this will be instead of the further remittance to mr Jefferson. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); endorsed by Barnes; endorsed by TJ. Not recorded in SJL . On this day TJ received from Barnes $100 and sent to John and Reuben Perry each $50 in bank bills ( MB...
This will be handed you by mr David Higginbotham, a merchant of Milton, who with a mr Watson of the same place, having acted heretofore as chief factors for the houses of Brown Reeves & co. and McLure Brydie & co. are now about to set up themselves. they are both men of extraordinary attention to business, prudent, honest, & in great esteem, and will undoubtedly carry into their own concern...
Your favor of Sep. 8. with it’s contents, say 250. D. were safely recieved yesterday, for which I return you my thanks. our country furnishes nothing new to communicate. the deplorable state of the crops is not new to you. we have had some rains but they were too late for the corn, of which it is now reduced to a certainty there will be but about half an usual crop made; and this will probably...
Your favor of the 10th. came to hand in the morning of the 13th. I shall be glad if the plaisterers arrive soon. it would be too late to engage others, as I should wish the work done under my eye. if they are not set out, and will come off immediately, they may still accomplish the work. or even if one will come we might get him an aid. the plaister of Paris arrived two days ago, and all the...
Being to set out for Monticello this day, I must avail myself of your accustomed goodness to get my money affairs settled next week, as I cannot draw from the bank till then to do it myself. I have three heavy bills of 500.D. each drawn on me from Europe payable Aug. 6. Sep. 5. & Oct. 5. to mr William Pennock of Norfolk. the best mode of remittance is either by a draught of the bank here or...
Your letter of the 19th. was not recieved till the 27th. thro’ some error of the post, which comes here daily. it is another proof in addition to the numerous others I have recieved of your friendship. I will avail myself of your kind offer of assistance only so far as to omit my this month’s remittance destined for you. this will enable me, without failing in my other engagements to meet my...
Your favor of the 22d. came safely to hand, & I thank you for the accomodation of the 120. D. for the operations of the ensuing month I inclose checks dated Sep. 5. I will pray you at their dates to deliver those to Lemaire for 500. D, Melvin 134.87 Saml. H. Smith for 26. D. to those persons respectively. I inclose a check also in your name for 1175. D. which I will pray you to dispose of as...
Th: Jefferson has occasion to send an hundred dollars to Monticello if mr Barnes can furnish him with them. it would suit best in US. bank or branch bank bills of 10. D each, as they are to be paid out in small parcels. the post goes this afternoon. RC ( CSmH ). TJ received the HUNDRED DOLLARS from Barnes the same day and immediately forwarded it to his daughter Martha ( MB James A. Bear, Jr.,...
Th:J. incloses the within to mr Barnes because the captain will probably apply to him on his arrival. a box for me is gone to Philadelphia . how shall I get the freight paid there? RC (University Archives, Autographs and Historical Documents, Westport, Connecticut, 1996); addressed: “Mr. John Barnes George town”; endorsed by Barnes, in part: “for a Box expected from Richmond.” Enclosure: see...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Barnes to have the inclosed paid to mr Gelston . he will thank him also for 20. D. in 5 dollar bills. RC ( MHi ); endorsed by Barnes. Not recorded in SJL . Enclosure: see enclosure printed at David Gelston to TJ, 22 Oct. 1803 . In his financial memoranda at 27 Oct. 1803, TJ recorded his request that Barnes pay David gelston $55.62 “for freight & duty of 300....
Your favor of the 22d. I found on my return here two or three days ago, and I now inclose you a check on the bank of the US. for 1550. D. which I will pray you to apply as follows. D remit to  Oliver Evans of Philadelphia 344. 96 Messrs. Jones & Howell of do. 137. 10 pay  Thomas Carpenter 110. 33 credit  me in your accts. 373. 32 remit to  me by post
On examination of our accounts I observe the amount [D] of your debet [2276.685] 2000. D. for March and 2000. D. for April supposed receivable yesterday  4000.    leaves a balance for the use of the present month of [1723.295] I will therefore ask the favor of you to make arrangemts. for the following sums: for Colo. Thos. Newton
I had written the letter of the 12th. which accompanied this on the morning of that day, & had the post come as usual it would have been with you on the 14th. but it had begun to rain on the evening of the 11th. and it continued raining for about 36. hours in torrents, with scarcely any remissions . this raised our river beyond what has been known for a great number of years. it has carried...