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My constant occupations while in Philadelphia prevented my renewing an acquaintance with you, which I recollect with pleasure to have had many years ago. I can now do it only by letter. Having occasion for about 20. ℔. of good tea annually, I think it best to rely for the choice of it on the good faith of some dealer in that article, both as to quality and price, and on no one do I rely more...
I have to acknolege the receipt of your two favors of Oct. 19. and Nov. 5. It is possible I may trouble you in some of the various lines of business mentioned in the former, at some future day, and shall do it with entire confidence in you. With respect to the bill of exchange for Messrs. Van Staphorst, I am too far from the scene of business to give any advice as to the rate of exchange which...
As attorney in fact for Mr. William Short one of the ministers in Europe for the US. I inclose you two 6. per cent certificates of his amounting to three thousand eight hundred ninety three dollars eighty nine cents, to be sold to the best advantage you can for his account, as also to receive three hundred and ninety dollars sixty two cents due on his stock of different descriptions,...
Your favor of the 3d. inst. is duly received, containing a statement of the sale of the two certificates of the property of Mr. Short formerly transmitted you, and of the paiment of Mr. Pollard’s draughts: all of which gives entire satisfaction. I expect tomorrow to conclude a purchase of some lands for Mr. Short, in consequence whereof I shall probably draw on you at three days sight for the...
On the 16th. inst. I inclosed you a deferred certificate of 2150. Dollars, and one at 3. percent of 2356.01 D. to be sold to answer my draughts for paiment of a purchase of lands I was about to make for Mr. Short. This being concluded I have made on you the draughts stated below, of which this serves to advise you. The quantity of land having been found on survey to be half as much again as...
I received last night your favor of May 12 . noting the sale of the stock last sent, and that a balance of 267.D. 43c. will remain on hand after deducting the draughts already paid or accepted. I now inclose another Certificate to be disposed of for Mr. Short, being 7504 Doll. 42. cents of deferred debt with a power of attorney to transfer the same, and also to receive the interest due on his...
Th: Jefferson owes Mr. Sampson Crosby, keeper of the Secretary of state’s office 1.67 D., which not being worth the draught and postage of a letter express, he will thank Mr. Barnes to have it paid him, and to let him know that he may call on him for the little sums he may have occasion for in execution of a request of Th: J. to forward him some newspapers. These will amount to three or four...
In my letter of the 3d. instant inclosing some stock for sale I informed you of several bills I had drawn on you, and among others I mentioned three of the 3d. 4th. and 5th. of June for 600. Dollars each in favor of Mr. Wm. Champe Carter. Since that date, I have for the convenience of Mr. Carter, taken back the draught of June 4. for 600. D. and in exchange for it I have given him six draughts...
Having made another purchase of James river canal shares for Mr. Short, I have this day drawn on you in favor of Mr. Robert Pollard for twelve hundred and seventy two dollars and a half at 30. days sight which be pleased to honor. Your favor of June 14. came to hand last night. I am with esteem Sir Your most obedt. servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed in ink by TJ.
I drew on you about the 10th. or 11th. inst. in favor of William Wardlaw or order for 40. Dollars, of which this serves to advise you, if I did not write a letter of advice at the time. If I did, I omitted to keep a copy of it and it has escaped my memory. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes.” TJ’s draft in favor of Dr. William...