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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 18 June 1811

From John Barnes

George Town 18th June 1811—

Dear Sir—

I am without any of your favors since that of the 4th AprilAnswered the 15thon the 25th I had the Honor of inclosing to you Mrs Beckleys letter to me, respecting her Brothers unfortunate situation, since when nothing has transpired on that Accot

Mr Barry called on me 21st Ulto (since Married) when I paid him the $100– Messrs G & J. remitted me, Over and above, your $360. Int on Genl K. a/c

I have some thoughts of making a short Tour the insuing Mo to Philada (health permitting1) which of late I have not—as heretofore injoyed.—no Unusual2 complaint (save weakness—&c—the Natural affect, of advancd Age.)3

as I expect to be—in Philada Middle July should you have any particular Commands—I should with pleasure Attend to them,—as well, whilst there—receive—via your Order—the good Genls 6 Mos dividend due 1st July—

I am Anxiously expecting to hear of your last years remittance to him—being safe in his Brokers hands—as well the present years—now—on its passage—

with great Respect, I am, Dear Sir, your most Obedt servant

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Th: Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virga”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 June 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Maria Prince Beckley’s unfortunate brothers included Isaac Prince (Beckley to Barnes, 21 Apr. 1811, enclosed in Barnes to TJ, 25 Apr. 1811). g & j.: Gibson & Jefferson. k. a/c: Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s account current.

1Manuscript: “permiitting.”

2Manuscript: “Unsual.”

3Omitted closing parenthesis editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and M. P. Beckley search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s account with search
  • Barry, Richard; TJ’s debt to search
  • Beckley, Maria Prince; loan from TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and T. Kosciuszko’s arrangement with TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to R. Barry search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; loan to M. P. Beckley search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Prince, Isaac; ill fortune of search