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The $1500 to Messrs G & J. shall be remitted to them on Monday—or Tuesday if US. Bank paper is to be Obtaind. from the B. of Columbia—Rapine & Co., Carpenter S H Smith & Stewarts —shall be Attend to on Monday—as well the Currt. Exps of Househd. I have sent, by Mr. Dougherty $70. in the smallest change Obtainable—my several a/c Copies are looking up—in Order to correct errors & Omissions— I am...
I was last Evening honred: with your favr: Monticello 11th . Inst: with Memdm: for, 250 square feet sheet Copper, for covering, part, of your house— The exact particulars—I have by this post, transmitted to my Correspondt: Mr Richards Philada. who I have no doubt, will Attend Minutely to your instructions—and shipp it, with the files and Chissills—by very first Vessel, with Bill Lading, to...
The inclosed $350. will I hope, Accomodate, in lieu of a draft on the Collector. they may be remitted—either— whole or Cut , but by Keeping a Minute of their letter, No: &ca (in Case of Accident) will save the extra trouble of sending seconds—postage &ca— Mr Peales $30. shall be remitted him—and Colo. Hoomes, $300—paid: when presented— I am sir your most Obedt: H st Mr Rapine left word this...
I should have waiting upon you early—this Morning (had the weather permited.)—to have presented personally—the enclosed Letter, Invoice—and sketch of your a/c—their Appearance at first View may alarm you—as the Amot: far exceeds—your minute of them 5th. Inst:—but when the additional stock, of sundry Necessary Articles—Imported Here and Richmond Invoice &c.—the difference is soon reconciled—I...
Thomas Jefferson Esq. 1801 To Thomas Carpenter Dr. May 1.— Dr C To Facing an under Waistcoat with Silk 1.25 To a pr. of twilled fancy Cord Breeches, pearl buttons 7.25 To Making a Coat, trimings lining and Stays for the Coachman }
—free from the pressing Cares of Government I hope you may enjoy at last sir […] [the sweets] of Domestic happiness—without [allay]. —The master of the sloop with whom I intrusted your packages of groceries, and 5 lbs. plaister of Paris—from hence to Alexandria intended for the Sloop Abigal & Rebecca from there to Richmond as the latter had left Alexandria the Evening before—was so obliging as...
I have already dispatched Original & duplicates each, of the inclosed letters & a/c in Philada. and transmitted duplicate thereof for your [government?]. —Some few days since both the plaisterers called on me, respecting their intended Journey. the small Man (for I do not recollect his Name) was very urgent to set out immediately ⅌ land. the other proposed—going ⅌ water to Richmond—in the...
The suspected— King , have absconded, After being taken by the Constable for debt. it also Appears by his plaistering—lately at Mr Dorseys he was—but a very indifft. Workman.—Mr Martin Wanscher the other Plaisterer—his detention has been Occasioned by a disputed a/c with his late employer a Mr Hugh Densley —who unable to pay.—of course unwilling to adjust his a/c Obliged—W. to sue him—and by...
Mr Andrews after two Messages—sent his Assistant to inform me, the ornaments were securely packed up. in one large Case & 3. middle size Boxes. I prevailed with him to go with them—that very Eveng. (Friday.) or early next morning from the point—to Alexandria in order—if possible—to meet Mr. Wanscher who perhaps had not yet left that port, or—in Case he had left it, to see them shipped on...
Your two favrs 21. & 22d. are at hand. and I hope the plaisterer —as well the missing bbl. plaister are also Arrived with you.—that your experiments on the New tried matter of the Cow pox, meet your most sanguine wishes, must of course (—from its happy & most extray. effects.) become generally—to be practised, for the Benefit of the present, & future generations.—Mr Rapin, expects Mr Le Mair...
Your esteemed favr. 28th. Ulto., recd the 1st Instant—with the several paymts. to be made at Norfolk, Alexandria and Philada. together—with the few remaining debits here, including the Necessary disbursemts. of Househd: &c. see—sketch . inclosed […] shall be pointedly Attended to. —of course, on a present View of my Finances, I find, it will be Absolutely Necessary for me—to defer my setting...
By not being favd: with a letter, last week, was probably owing—to my supposed Absence.—since my last of the 7th. (with inclosed sketch.) paymt: & receivals—the former have been reduced $2089.23. as at foot. that of Mr Gilpin was paid by Mr Rapin—at Alexandria on his own a/c last week: and the Liqueurs he took charge off.— On the 10th I was favd: with a 2d letter from Doctr Edwards inclosing...
By the time this reaches you, 24th–25th I flatter myself, your Chariot, is nearly at Havre de Grace, on its way to Washington—As, on receipt of your favr. 12th recd the 15th. I instantly set ab: the means of procuring, an Able & steady pair of horses.—which we effected late on the 16th. shod & prepared on Thursday and on Friday morning early. Mr Dougherty set off from your stables with...
By favr Mr Claxton I have the pleasure to hand you, the inclosed five post Notes— the most eligible I could procure for the purpose of remittance—I decided Mr Peytons—on the supposition of their being more convenient—in passing.—their Notes I find are quite Currt. at Richmond Mr Davison tells me—he makes Constant remittance on them to Mr Heath — I am Sir your very Obedt servt: NB. I have...
It appears the following are the remaining a/c for which JB. have not recd Orders upon viz. Order I presume in favr of Mr Rapin— 286.98. Capt. Lewis last 3 mos. Compensation } 150. presume may be passed to his Ct with JB. and charged you for probably there will be a Mr Andrews for Composition Ornaments a/c Also Mr March’s Book binders a/c Those at Philada—JB have minute of Accts to 958.62 If...
The inclosed $20 is the nearest possible viz No 122. T. of the 2d. Augt. 1800—B. US. which I presume will answer for the prest. for the 75 Cts may be accounted for at a more favble. opporty— I am Sir your most Obt. Servt. Your powers to Mr. Smith Cashr. of the Bank penna. shall be remitted him. RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.” In his financial memoranda on this day, TJ...
Memdm. from this statemt. if Correct—       Exclusive of the within Balance     $1656.72. M Lewis Note of the 9th: Novr.— a 60 days become payble: 10 Jany } for 1000.       2656.72. To meet which, the Compensation due 4th. Jany. recevable 7th Jany }
May this meet you amidts the social scene of Domestic happiness!—Contrasted, with the late trying perplexeties—of disappointed Ambitious Men—are disquietudes inseperable with your preeminent station—though shielded by the most Virtuous Actions.— I judge it, necessary to inform you, that my Note in favr of ML ., was unsuccessfull at B. of C. thro. the want of B. paper to draw upon—This resource...
On the 19th. I was hond. by your favr. 14th.—had my dependence rested wholly on the successful event of a disct. at B of C. it would most Assuredly have been a serious misfortune—but your next Mos. Compensation will prove equally effective—as well curtail an useless expence of $21.—nor will any demand, on your a/c be. in the least suspended. by that disappointment—discounting—in many Cases—is...
Allow me Sir, to make my most grateful acknowledgemts. for your Acceptable communications last Evening —Under a pressure of disappointmt. and indisposition—they were indeed; very consoling. in whatever situation it may be thought, necessary, for me to be employed in—suited—to my small Abilities, & time of Life—I shall most cheerfully, exert them, and hope to Merit the favr. And if Sir, I can...
Memom. 22d June 1802. to shew the President US. JB. wrote WShort 20th feby (tho not forwarded untill April—) this letter covered his a/c up to 18 feby. than Balance $3347 39/ in his favr—purporting JB intintions of purchasing $4000. 6 pCt deferred.—but owing to Various disappointmts. rise in Stock &c. &c. no purchase was affected— on or abt. 15 May. JB. had drafted a letter which he proposed...
Messrs. G & J ., acknowledges recpt of $198 on Mr Short a/c, Canal Co. a/c as well $200. I remitted them on your a/c: Mrs Jackson also. for—[. . .]0 & $45. which closes Doct Wardlaw’s a/c with her late Husband, except £2.1.5. for Int: expresses Her Thanks to Doct Wardlaw for his punctuality &c. your Case of Window Blinds & Books &c. with a Box, with me, Containing 1 doz & 3 bottles Claret. are...
Previous to the receipt of your favr 30th. which I had the Honr. of receiving by Yesterdays Mail—I had Notice from Mr Penington (to whom your late draft on Mr Smith had been remitted to.) of Mr Smiths transmitting you their Bank post Note, which you now inclosed me—and by this Mail returned Mr Smith—of course Mr Penington will receive paymt. for your late draft.— with reference to the $198. I...
I am again honored with your favr. 6th. Announcing Mr Shorts arrival at Norfolk, 28 Ulto. expected to embark the next day for Baltimore, in his way to Washington and Richmond.—my particular inquiries have not been successfull. I rather presume, his having learned your absence from Washington—have since determined him, to alter his rout via Hampton & Williamsburg &c. or, should he pass thru...
The Accident which deprived you (for the Present) The pleasure of Mr Shorts Company last week Conveyed him to my simple abode, made me exceedingly happy—that it suited so well—his almost exhausted frame—after so tedious & fatiguing persuit of his Brother . Moreover he had leisure to look over the particulars of his funds—my a/c. &c. &c. copies of which I instantly furnished him...
I now find Sir, that the post to Charlottesville & Milton goes for Certain, twice aweek, Tuesdays & fridays. of course, I embrace this mail— Mr Short left Town, this morning for Berkley Springs expecting to meet his Brother there—from thence—I presume in the course of 10 or 12 days direct for Monticello—I pressed upon him $400. with his other occasional Bills carriage &c—[100]—which he says...
Not having been favd: with any of yours since the 6th. Ulto. I am quite uneasy—lest some untoward accident hath deprived me that satisfaction augmented by recent publications &c. fabricated—by the breath of Slander—so prevalant, basely scandalous, & disgracefull to society. from a review of last Mos a/c, it does not much exceed $600.—a few such would be gratifying indeed:—a state thereof shall...
Your much esteemed favr. 3d. recd Yesterday was very Acceptable—not hearing from Mr Short since the 24th. ulto. and having recd five several letters to his address. via Boston, N York, & Richmond I must presume they will very soon reach him at Monticello, to which place, I shall address them (if not Otherwise directed) by next friday’s Mail. I have also two letters for Mr Peyton Short, but...
Your two esteemed favrs : 7th & 10th: I recd Yesterday. with reference to Brown & Relf , I find my friend Mr. J. Richards paid them abt. 9th: May 1801. eight dolls: thro. me on your a/c, as by my Entry, & to your debit, the 13th of which, I shall write them for further explanation in order to its adjustmt:—your Minute of a/c to 4th Sep. agrees exactly with mine, to this day—having Yesterday...
I am duly Hond: with your favr : 17th.—in answer, to mine, of the 14th.—in Conformity I have Noticed Mr Claxton—to furnish me with his two a/cs: in order to discharge them—before your expected return. and shall make the necessary remittance to Richmond abt. 8th. Octr. Mr LeMaire, is much indisposed. (but not dangerous.) Bile, & foul Stomack. accompanied with a Violent fever.—Doctr. Gant...
Nothing of moment transpires at Washington, since 21st: when I had the pleasure of Answering your favr. 17th.—Mr LeMaire, tho weak, is recruiting fast,—by the time of your expected & welcome return will, I hope be perfectly reinstated in his health. respecting late rumours—the rising of the Negroes here: I judge it proper to inform, (lest you may have heard some imperfect Accts.)— It has...
My last dispatch of the 24th. I perceived the next day had not been forwarded ⅌ that Evening’s mail—in the supposition of the office keeper that only Tuesdays mail, convey’d letters to Charlottesville—of course, I received them back, supposing your return here would be in a few days.—when yesterdays mail handed me your favr: same date —inclosing E. Lanhams letter on Accot. of Mr Oldhams $80...
I am this Moment favd : with your Mo.ly statements from the present to the 4th: March—will guide me, in arranging, your Necessary paymts. for the present Mo:—nothing will suffer— And while I can avoid—discounting— your Note , I must confess it will be to me—far preferable,—my Only fear is—that even, the generous Allowance for Monthly expenditures, Other, unexpected, & unavoidable Ones, will...
I have to thank you Sir—which I most Sincerely do, for your very flattering & honorable introduction of me, to Genl M —with his very polite & immediate Answer —but, Situated as my Store and Accts are—and probably will be untill spring—(for I have had no Offers—nor purchasers), nor person—in whom to confide in—Such a Charge—I am of Necessity Obliged to decline Accepting so favorable an...
Reflecting on your much Esteemed favr. with which you Hond. me this morning — I am very Apprehensive you have in the warmth of your friendly recommendation far—very far—exceeded the humble abilities I really possess—and withal not made the Necessary Allowances, for my Age, & defects which, the want of practice, may be indispensible in the rotine of business there—in which Case, I should be...
Sketch of Octr: & Novr: a/c. The President US: wth J Barnes. 1802 Octr. 1. To Amt. of Balance favr J.B. ⅌ a/. rend. 2019. to Oct 27. To Amt. of Cash & Orders paid. Ee. 2853.67. To store a/c, £49.2.8½ equal to  131. 3. 2984.70  5003.70 Cr By this sum WSt. wth: G & J—2d. Augt.  subject to your Crdt. since pd. WS. }  198 Oct 11. By Treasury Warrt: on a/c 2000
I have already packed the undermentioned viz. Coffee—powdered & loaf Sugar. tea Pearl Barley and Rice.—not a Cask of good Philada porter to be had! I have therefore— ⅌ last nights Mail—forwarded Money & order to my Correspondent Mr Ladd at Alexandria for 8 Casks 3 doz each, of Mr Hares best , as well 25. ℔ Jamesons Crackers to be ready to put on Board, Mr Sprogalls Vessel when called for—in a...
Memdm In J Barnes’s estimates on his Monthly Balances, in Order to Ascertain a reasonable Compensation of 6 ⅌ Cent. in Conformity, to the Presidents request, JB have endeavoured, nearly as the several Accts. & Statemts. here Annexed will admit—(allowing for some few, irregularities—making—as well for—as against, the Actual—or exact, debits & Credits.)—that, comparing the total Amt charged say...
I have sent to the B. at W. for the Cashiers draft in favr. of D. Gelston Esqr: on B. B. NYork for $55.62 and shall write him of the Wines safe arrival—the depy: Collector of Alexa also advises of their being forwarded to Washingn. have wrote him for his a/c of expences, by Mr Dougherty you will $25 in 5 dolr notes, I am most Respectfully Sir Your Obed H St RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “The...
The President, having been pleased to intimate a desire to be informed—when JB. should wish to remove to Philada it may be proper, for JB. to state to the President, His reasons, that will Operate, against the possibility of JB. fixing upon the precise time, and thereby avoid, the many, & great inconveniency, extra exps. & probable Loss, that would unavoidably attend such, a removal—at the...
I have already-handed Genl Muhlenberg the Amt of his Duties & frt a/c $23.57—retained Minute thereof as well. Capt Hands acknowledgmt of the packages—an Order to Assertain the several Costs on each, on their Arrival here, to the debit of the President & Mr Madison. With great Respect, I am sir your most Obed. H st RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “The President U States.”
J Barnes, Currt. statemt. (this 7th April) for Reciepts & Expenditures since his Genl. a/c delivered The President US. 27th March 1804. Viz 1804. April 6 By Treasury Warrt: recd this day already Crd. 2000. May 6 do. do. to be recd 2000. 4000. April To deduct for Notes payable at Bank 1500. May    do. for   do. 2250. 3750. leaves only 250
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...
Your esteemed favr . 25h. ult. I had the Honor of recieving late last Evening—The $20.34 will be remitted Genl. Lincoln in a post or two.—Messrs. G & J. have already advised me of your Tobo. a/ sales, &c. the $2,500 to be retained on my a/c: $1000, of which, I have requested those Gentlemen to reserve for forty Bank shares intended to be subscribed for my use &c. The proceeds of the residue to...
I was Yesterday honored with your favr. 13th. and duly notice the particulars: instead of something less than $406.63. (the presumed surplus, for this Mo. on statemt. 22d July.)—the annexed a/c will shew the present state of your Bank, including the $250. transmitted by this Evenings Mail to Messrs. G & J. at Richmond—viz— for amot; of surplus ⅌ the Presidts List 22d July 406. 63. By J.B.’s...
The President of the United States To John Barnes, 1805 March 6th. {
The inclosed, rec’d Yesterday is presented. you for your Government.– The Painter– W. Dougherty– informed me was in Town a few days ago.– said he abt. to set out for Monticello – in a day – or two – I desired WD. to take him – I wished to see him not having called. presume he is on his way to M. The within Articles I hope will reach Rd. & M. in time for a seasonable use of them—with due...
It appears from Mr. Cheethams letter 15: Ulto. that Mr. Richards—to whom on the 20th May 1804. I wrote, requesting of him to pay Mr. Cheetham $19. & Mr. Erwin $8. is $27, which from his letter 26th. same Month—herewith inclosed (with Mr. Cheethams to the President) I presumed to suppose was paid—Credited his a/c and of course JB. debited the Presidents a/c therefor— Mr. Radcliffe—as was then...
I have herewith the Honor to inclose the President UStates. His last Mos particular a/c and Genl. a/c to the 31 Ulto. Balance EE. $2,328.87 ½ , as well Copy of Genl. Koscuisko’s a/c, including my late & Annual remittance of ƒ2500—current Florins—at the favorable ex: of 38 C ⅌ gilder—is 5 ⅌ Ct under par. and equal to $950—will I hope be found nearly Correct.—I also took the Liberty of...
Ever anxious to aid the Presidents wishes, I have hitherto, with great & sincere pleasure, exerted my powers—while it answered the pressing excigences, and was commensurate with my little resources in the fond Hope, it would on this, have ceased to become necessary: but from the present, increasing difficulties (the President will please refer, himself to the inclosed several statemts)—on the...