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By the present post I desire mess rs Gibson & Jefferson to remit you 360.D. for Gen l Kosciusko , being the interest on his money in my hands for the last year. I am labouring & employing all the resources I can spare to wipe out my Washington debt paid for me by the bank of Richmond . the crop now going to market reduces it so that the one now preparing will clear it off entirely. this done,...
Yours of the 9 th came to hand last night, and the course it suggested was like a ray of light beaming on my uneasy mind. indeed I know that had I time to consult Gen l Kosciuzko he would be delighted with the opportunity of accomodating me. and I accede to it with the more readiness, because before his departure he made me the depository & sole executor of his will , by which it appears his...
Your favor of Dec. 24. came to hand yesterday. The present serves to [advise] you that on the 22 d. instant I drew on you for 10[0] Dollars in favor of David Jackson or order and this day for 86. Doll. 28½ Cents in favor of Isaac Millar or order, which be pleased to honor on account of Sir Your very humble servt PrC ( MHi ); faded in part; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes.” Barnes’s favor of...
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,...
I have just recieved your favor of the 15 th and learn with concern that a doubt can exist that our friend Gen l Kosciuzko may have failed to recieve his remittance of 1810. for as to that of 1811. mr Barlow’s safe arrival ensures it. of that of 1810. the 1 st 2 d & 4 th of Exchange were sent by different opportunities thro’ the department of state, and altho’ I trust they have been recieved,...
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 have just recieved a letter from Gen l Kosciuszko , desiring me to remit his whole principal to him in France . the letter is without date, and as I conjecture was not only before the late revolution , but before our peace . it seems to indicate a state of despair of recieving his remittances regularly, and of his distresses for want of them. in consequence of these changes, however, as...
An absence in Bedford prevented my recieving your favor of Apr. 21. until the 3 d inst. in answer to your kind enquiries as to our fire, the loss was confined to the little pavilion which, as you may remember, constituted the Northern extremity or wing of my buildings. our snow house enabled us to so far to cover with snow the adjacent terras which connected it with the main building as to...
I was taken on my journey with sore eyes, and have continued so ill with them, & still am, as to be unable to do business almost entirely. nevertheless my anxiety on account of payments I have to make in Philadelphia obliges me to address you. on sending my accounts to my nailcustomers on my return home, I find them as much unprepared for prompt paiment as if they had never expected my return....
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
I will not trouble you with vain condolances, & expressions of regret on the death of our mutual friend Gen l Kosciuzko , which we see announced in the papers in too credible form & which we both lament. besides the power of Attorney left with me & under which we have acted, he left in my hands a Will , all written in his own hand, making a charitable disposition of his property here, of which...
I have just recieved from Gen l Kosciuzko a duplicate of his letter of May 30. to which he adds this P.S. ‘you render me a great service by the arranging arrangement with mr Morton to whom I owe many thanks for the most obliging manner in which I have been treated at Paris , and for the exactitude of his correspondent.’ this channel then being so agreeable to the General we had better adhere...
I have to acknolege the reciept of your favors of July 26. and Aug. [10.] the former covering your account to July 24. balance in my favor 6[…] since which your’s of Aug. 10. advises the acceptance of my draught in favor of […] Lott for 47.25 which consequently leaves me in your hands only 14.36. This is exclusive of Mr. Short’s dividends left in your hand for his purposes. Having now to pay...
I recieve this day your favor of the 18 th which gives me the welcome information of the continuance of your good health. I have recieved a letter from mr Lear, adms of Gen l Kosciuzko, requesting me to transmit to him the original certificates of stock which constitute the property of the General which was in our hands. I do so in the letter now inclosed, which I leave open for your perusal...
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...
On my return here from Bedford after an absence of 7. weeks I find here your favor of the 2 d inst. covering a letter from Buckley & Abbot which I now return. in your P.S. you request 1. the original Certificates of the 12,500.D. 6. p.c. US . stock, 2. two powers for you to recieve the interest of the stock at the Treasury and dividends at the bank of Columbia .
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...
Yours of Feb. 28. was recieved on the 5 th instant and I now inclose you a power of Attorney copied from th e form you sent me . it has been detained by the difficulty of access to a justice of peace in a county of 60. miles length over which they are sparsely scattered, and difficult to be found at home. I hope the form is such as not to require periodical renewals, which if the certificate...
Your favor of Feb. 26. has been duly recieved. it was not till lately that I recieved mr Wirt ’s opinion that General Kosciuzko ’s will might be proved in the district court within whic h I live, and that the th treasury would consider the probat there as sufficiently authentic for them to act. that court is to be the 1 st
John, who is to go with me to Monticello, has occasion for some necessaries which I have promised to give him. be so good as to furnish him with them. Your’s affectionately RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes.” Not recorded in SJL .
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.
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle Virginia do hereby constitute and appoint John Barnes of George town Columbia my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name to transfer into the name of Thaddeus Kosciuzko , heretofore a General in the service of the United States , and at present of Switzerland , all the stock of the United...
Your favor of the 6 th is duly recieved, and was communicated to mr Randolph , who, as I informed you is sole tenant of my mills , which he holds from year to year, the year beginning the 1 st of July. he has no disposition to recieve a partner, because as he found to be the case in his late partnership his property became liable for all the losses while he had recieved but half the...
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...
On my return from Bedford lately I found here your two favors of Aug. 22. & 31. I thought I had the form of an order on the bank of Pensylva for Kosciusko’s dividends, such as I used to sign for you; but on searching my papers I do not find it. I have endeavored therefore to make out an order for the last half year’s dividends which I am in hopes may be substantially sufficient, tho’ not so...
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...
Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in Albemarle county of the state of Virginia , by virtue of the powers to me given by Thaddeus Kosciuzko late a General in the army of the United States , do hereby constitute and appoin t John Barnes of Georgetown in the district of Columbia lawful attorney under my self of the sd Thaddeus
I recieved last night your fav or of the 7 th and in it the following certificates of stock in the name of Gen l Kosciuzko , to wit,     D  C US. Certificate N o 90. for 11,363. 63 six per cents of loan 
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 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...
I wrote you May 22. advising you of a draught for 100.D. payable to Saml. Howell junr. & Co. The present serves to cover a power of attorney to recieve about 300.D. July 1. from the bank of the US. and to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for 300.D. payable to Samuel Howell & Co. July 2. which be pleased to honor on account of Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt PrC ( MHi ); at foot of...
I have just recieved a letter of Dec. 1. from Gen l Kosciuszko , in which he says ‘I have recieved a bill of exchange of 5500 francs from mr Barnes , and I have been punctually paid by the house of mr Morton . I pray you to continue to remit to me my interest thro’ the same channel; if mr Morton will have the goodness to permit it’ This putting out of all doubt the preferable channel of...
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.”
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...
We have in course, your Esteemed favor of the 22 d June with a Remittance inclosed for Account of Gen l Kosciusko , for £400. sterling a 60 days—on William Murdock —which was duly Accepted—and for which, We shall Understand, with said Gentleman to whom—We have forwarded your letter.— and have the Honor to be— Tr ( ViU: TJP-ER ); entirely in Barnes ’s hand; adjacent to signature: “To John...
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...
The advance of the cold season has now determined that my walls are not to be finished this year, and consequently not to be covered in. I shall have no occasion therefore to order any more sashes till the next spring. Those already made, to wit, 12. sets of trebles and 6. pair of doubles I shall be obliged to you to forward to Richmond to the care of Mr. Johnston, retaining the boxes of glass...
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,...
A young negro man, named Thruston , brother to Edy , who while I was in Washington , was in the kitchen under the instruction of M r Julien , has escaped from my grandson to whom I had given him . he is supposed to have gone to Washington and to be there lurking under the connivance of some of his sister’s old friends. the bearer, mr Wheat , my grandson
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 recieved yesterday your two favors of Jan. 30. and Feb. 8. the accidents of the season having delayed the former a week. I am mortified at my own inattention to the state of our accounts, which tho’ till yesterday I could not know accurately, as the exact amount of some of the particulars had not been communicated, yet I could not have mistaken so as to have overdrawn as much as I have done....
Pay to Joseph Daugherty for Martin Wanscher eighteen Dollars eight cents for account of Your humble servt, Will mr Barnes dine with us tomorrow? RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes. Not recorded in SJL . In his financial memoranda for this day, TJ recorded the payment of $18.08 to Marten wanscher for “lime & Plaister Paris” ( MB James A....
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...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Barnes. he has bought of the bearer mr Hollis 10. barrels of fish , cured particularly, @ 3½ D. the barrel, which he will thank mr Barnes to pay for and have warehoused. he will have to get 10. barrels more, and would willingly have taken them of mr Hollis, but he is not willing to part with more at so low a price. perhaps on delivering them he may...
A most astonishing derangement of our post has rendered it almost useless as the channel of communication. your letter of July 18 . was 25 days on it’s passage to me, that of Aug. 9. was 16 days; so that instead of 8. days as formerly letters are now never received under 16. days from Philadelphia & from that up to 22. and this is not all; for I recieve those letters now by a return post, so...
Your favor of Aug. 25. is duly recieved & the glass doors arrived at Richmond. I am filled with anxiety on the subject of the nail rod last ordered, as a failure to recieve it will stop my works. I hope therefore mr Roberts will have exerted himself to forward it. […] I send a statement of our account as it will stand (as nearly as I can make out) about the 7th. of October. you will perceive...
I have this moment recieved a letter from Gen l Kosciuszko dated Feb. 1. in which he acknoleges the reciept of two letters from me, one from you and a bill of exchange . knowing it would give you pleasure to be ascertained of this, and supposing the General , who is not a man of business, may not have written to you, I drop a line for him. always affectionately yours PoC ( DLC ); at foot of...
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....
Yours of the 25 th came to hand last night & I am quite satisfied to pay the 2. months interest delayed by my forgetting I had the certificates. you will therefore be pleased to consider the interest as beginning Apr. 1. 1809. and make your draught on Gibson & Jefferson for the year ending Apr. 1. 1810. of which I will give them advice ever Your’s affectionately PoC ( DLC : TJ Papers ,...