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John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 10 November 1813

From John Barnes

George Town 10th Nov 1813.—

Dear Sir,

since I had the honor of Addressing you the 19 Ult—I had the pleasure of receiving the inclosed from Mr Williams—to which I replied the 28th requesting the favr (in Case he should suceed in purchasing a Set of Ex—at New York. (if not too much trouble) he would also engage a Sett in my favr for ƒ5000 franc’s—and that I would also wish to avail my self of the indulgence—in Case himself or Mr Russell—on his Arrival—should be authorized to draw—to purchase a like sum early in the Spring but of this intelligenc I am not yet favd with—

Mr Williams, I presume has not yet recd his expected advices from New York. under these Circumstances we must patiently wait the issue—

On the 2d Instant I was gratified—on receving the good Genls Acknowledgmt of his having recd from Mr Morton his ƒ5,500 franc’s—dated Paris 30th May (second.)—

with greatest Esteem I am Dear Sir—Your most Obedt servant.

John Barnes.—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello—Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Nov. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: George Williams to Barnes, Baltimore, 20 Oct. 1813, explaining that he refrained from acknowledging Barnes’s letters because he had expected to learn from John A. Morton’s nephew in the near future whether Tadeusz Kosciuszko had received his annual payment; lamenting that the younger Morton has been too ill to supply this information; reporting the death of “a fond Brother” of his own; stating that, to the best of his knowledge, no bills on France are available for purchase in Baltimore; hoping that the arrival of Mr. Russell in America will facilitate the payment of Kosciuszko’s stipend; and announcing his intention to write to New York to obtain a bill (RC in ViU: TJP-ER, filed with Kosciuszko accounts, 1809–16; addressed: “John Barnes Esquire George Town Dist of Columbia”; stamped; postmarked Baltimore, 20 Oct.; endorsed by Barnes as received 22 Oct. 1813 and answered six days later).

Barnes had evidently received a second, or Dupl, of Kosciuszko’s 30 May 1813 letter to him.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Morton, John Archer; and TJ’s payments to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Russell, Mr. (of Morton & Russell) search
  • Williams, George; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search