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On the 1st. inst. I accepted Mr. Cathalan’s bill of exchange for 31.33 D payable to mr Davidson at the bank US. at 15. days sight. it had escaped my attention till this moment, but as this letter will be in Washington the evening of the 14th. I hope it will be in time—I therefore inclose 30. D. & ask the favor of you to take up the bill, adding for me the little fraction of 1.33 towards which...
I recieved last night your favor of the 3d. & in it the 690. dollars which I had desired, for which recieve my thanks. I fear you have with your usual goodness incommoded yourself to accomodate me earlier than I had proposed. I shall set out on the 9th. for Bedford and be back here on the 16th.—mr & mrs Madison are now here with me, & well, as are all our family. I salute you with affection &...
Your favor of Mar. 26. was recieved yesterday and I now return you mr Taggert’s letter, retaining his bill. the painter has been here about a week, and we are able to get some paints in the neighboring stores, for the present. I imagine those of Philadelphia are about now arriving in Richmond & may be here in a week or ten days. I expect to be with you about the 17th. health & weather...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes for 20. or 30. D. in small bills. Jan. 6. 1802. i.e. 1803   RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; notation by Barnes: “sent $30—pr Mr Dougherty”; endorsed by Barnes as a letter of 6 Jan. 1803. Not recorded in SJL . In his financial memoranda, TJ recorded the receipt of $30 from Barnes on 6 Jan. 1803 ( MB James A. Bear, Jr.,...
Your favor of the 6th. with 320. D. inclosed came safely to hand yesterday, for which I return you my thanks. I found my family all well, and we are now together at this place. our neighborhood is in a remarkeably healthy state at present. I recieve daily information from Lynhaven bay where the British ships remain quiet, going in & out occasionally. it remains to be seen what will be the case...
an accidental concurrence of several pretty heavy demands on me at the beginning of the ensuing month, will go beyond my ordinary resources. I am very averse to going further into the banks. if you have any funds which will be unoccupied one month I should be glad of their aid, & they should be replaced by a check for the 5th. of Aug. if not I must conclude to increase my note to Columbia some...
The book you were so kind as to have sent to me came safe. so rarely are US. bk. bills to be seen here that my correspdt in Charlottesville was not able to find for me a 10. D. bill of that kind till yesterday. I now inclose it with 2. D. in silver to make up the 12. D. you have been so kind as to pay for me. with my thanks for this accept assurances of my constant esteem & respect. MHi .
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...
I this moment and at this place recieve your favor of the 5 th with mr Lear’s reciept for the original certificates of Gen l Kosciusko of which I think it a duty to give you immediate notice to place you at ease, & to assure you as ever of my constant and aff te frdship & respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
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 .
Th: Jefferson leaves with mr Barnes a check on the bank US. D bearing date Aug. 5. 1808. for 1467.67 which he prays him to recieve on that day & dispose of thus. D for himself, to the credit of Th:J. 250. remit to Messrs. Jones & Howell of Philadelphia 282.67 remit to Th:J. by the Milton post of Aug. 5 . 935.   
I recieved by yesterday’s mail your favor of the 5th. with the 935. D. inclosed with safety, and I thank you for your attention to this matter. we are all well, now in confinement by a rain which has fallen in moderate showers the last two days, but is now set in anew from the North East. it was wanting; but we may have too much. the crop of wheat has been generally indifferent: that of...
Mr. Reibelt who is here, not knowing the amount of his account against me, prefers the reciept of it after my return to Washington. the sum destined for him therefore remaining free, & having occasion for it in Richmond, I will ask the favor of you to remit it say 150. D. by the first post to Gibson & Jefferson on my account. I expect they will be sending off a vessel with 1500. b. of coal for...
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 inclose you a power of Attorney to recieve a quarter’s interest due on Mr. Short’s stock. Be pleased to place one hundred dollars of this to the credit of Mr. Peter Lott with you, and to hold the residue subject to my draughts which will be made shortly. I am Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt PrC ( CSmH ); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
I recieved by yesterday’s post the 825. D. you were so kind as to send me, for which I thank you, but am sorry you did not wait the return of the proper check which would have been no inconvenience to me. in your letter of the 2d. you mention that the omission to fill the blank was in the check to you for 825. D. yet from an expression in your last I have some fear there may have been the same...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to mr Barnes for thirty dollars either this evening, or by Mr. Lemaire tomorrow morning.— Sunday. Oct. 24. 1802. RC ( ViU : Edgehill-Randolph Papers); addressed: “Mr. Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes: “⅌ J. Dougherty—same Eveng.” TJ received THIRTY DOLLARS from Barnes later the same day ( MB James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books:...
Yours of the 3d. came to hand yesterday morning. I shall be happy to hear of the arrival of the groceries &c. in Richmond, as we are much in want of them: so also of the glass when shipped from Philadelphia—a mr Andrews , who lives near the former post office in Washington & works on ornaments for architecture, was to make for me some Doric ornaments, which should be ready before this time. he...
Your favors of July 30. and Aug. 3. came to hand yesterday, and on the same day arrived here our boxes, casks &c. shipped from Washington before my departure; all in good order except the tea box containing coffee, sugar &c. which had burst open and lost some of it’s coffee; also my Indian busts , which by rough tumbling about, had got broken into many pieces. I learnt by yesterday’s post mr...
I this moment recieve yours of the 2d. and am confounded and ashamed at the incomprehensible omission of filling up the blank in the check for 1175. D. in your favor. I now send you another for the same sum, which you will recieve Thursday evening in time to send it by the post which leaves Washington Friday evening. I hope you will not have put yourself to the trouble of otherwise procuring...
This serves to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for [150]. Doll. at three days sight in favor of Mr. Charles Johnston & Co. of Richmond, which please to honor. Several little disbursements which you have made for me, of unknown amount, render it desireable to recieve a continuation of your last account. Yesterday came to hand a box of Segars, which I presume is from you. I expected...
After an absence of five weeks, I returned home the day before yesterday, and found here your favors of May 18. & 24. & June 16. and 22. I am much rejoiced that you have been able to compleat the sale of Gen l Kosciuzko’s Pensylva bank stock, and to transfer it to the new loan of the US. there I know it will be safer than in any deposit on earth and will place him beyond those risks which...
Instead of remitting me the sum of 584 D .29c as desired in my letter of Aug. 29. I must now ask the favor of you to remit me in cash only 244 D .29 and the balance of 340. D. to remit to James Brand, carpenter, at Portland in Maine. should it not be practicable to obtain a bank draught for this on some bank there, it is probable the Treasurer of the US. will give his draught on the Collector...
This is written a few minutes after your departure from this place; for on returning into my room, and recollecting your question of yesterday, whether I had no remittance to make to your quarter, it occurred that I was indebted for the National Intelligencer for some years back; for indeed on examination I do not find that I have paid it later than to Oct. 31. 13. as it will give you less...
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 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
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...