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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 18 November 1815

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 18th Novr 1815.

Dear Sir—

It is long since, I had the Honor of receiving any of your favrs (the last of 25th May.)—situated as the good Genl then was and unhappy state of public Affairs in Paris, my Anxiety increased on Accot of my Remittance to him 26th April via Messrs Baring Brothers & Co from whom, I am at length releived—by the inclosed recd. the 16th Inst

the Genl by the public papers I perceive left Paris, abt 9h July. for Soleuer among the Alps. intending to Remain in Switzerland till circumstances renderd it convenient for him to Return to Paris.

but why not Keep you Advised1 of his movements? (presume you may expect daily advices) and particular—the most certain place for Remitting him a further supply—without loss of time.—The extra Advance of ex. on London from 15 to 17½ pct as well on Amsterdam equally—so—

most Respectfully—with sentimts of the highest Esteem I am Dear Sir—your most Obedt servt

John Barnes,

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); notation by Barnes at foot of text: “with London price Currt 14th Sep 1815” (see enclosure printed below); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Dec. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John F. Oliveira Fernandes, 24 Jan. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello—Virginia”; franked; postmarked.

25th may 1815 was the date of Barnes’s previous letter to TJ. The most recent letter from TJ to Barnes was that of 12 May 1815. the good genl: Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Barnes had written to Baring Brothers & Company on Kosciuszko’s behalf on 28 Apr. 1815, not the 26th.

1Manuscript: “Advsed.”

Index Entries

  • Amsterdam; exchange rate in search
  • Baring Brothers & Company (London firm); and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • currency; exchange of search
  • Great Britain; exchange rate in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • London; exchange rate at search