Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Barry, 1 October 1793

From James Barry

Baltimore, 1 Oct. 1793. Since he will be delayed in coming to Philadelphia, he forwards by a safe hand two enclosed letters which he received from Montgomery of Alicante a few days before sailing from Falmouth on 14 July with directions to deliver them to TJ.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); 1 p.; at foot of text: “The Honble: Mr: Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1793 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) William Carmichael and William Short to TJ, 6 June 1793. (2) William Short to TJ, 7 June 1793.

James Barry, a Baltimore merchant, had been serving since July 1791 as vice-consul for Portugal in Maryland and Virginia (William Thompson and James L. Walker, The Baltimore Town and Fell’s Point Directory … [Baltimore, 1796], 6; Exequatur for Barry, 11 July 1791, FC in Lb in DNA: RG 59, Exequaturs, with George Washington as signatory and TJ as countersignatory).

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