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To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 20 April 1804

From John Barnes

George Town 20th April 1804.


I am this Instant Honor’d with your Esteemed favr 14th. Accept Sir my sincere thanks for the very favorable supply remittance, via Mr Jefferson at Richmond. the result of which I have to hope will not have pressed him to any material disadvantage or inconvenience in his Tobo. a/ Sales &c.—

a moiety of which, at lest a $1000. of it, I lately advised Messrs. G. & J. to invest on my Account, in subscribing for forty Bank Shares—

the 8 bbs. Cyder Arrived last week, and Mr Dunn paid for them—$12 bb: exclusive of freight and holeage Mr L’Maire was busily employed on Saturday in Bottling—have this moment sent him a Note to designate the bbs. mark’d Rcd, (if not too late)—the several packages &c. expected from N York, Philada. & Baltimore shall have due Attention paid to them—

I am indeed much concern’d to learn Mrs Eppes continues so low. as the fine warm season Approaches, it is to be hoped Mrs Eppes will gradualy regain her strength & spirits so ardently wished & pray’d for by the best of parents, Relatives & friends, whose happiness is so immediately concentered in Her Welfare—

with great Respect & Esteem I am Sir your very Obedt: Hble Servt:

John Barnes

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “The President of the U States—at Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Apr. and so recorded in SJL.

esteemed favr: a letter of 14 Apr. to Barnes is recorded in SJL but has not been found. See, however, TJ’s letter of that day to George jefferson.

several packages: probably some expected shipments of foodstuffs via New York, vine cuttings and fruit stones via Philadelphia, and Italian wine via Baltimore (Thomas Appleton to TJ, 20 Jan.; Philip Mazzei to TJ, 27 Jan.; Thomas Storm to TJ, 28 Mch.).

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