Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 24 January 1796

To John Barnes

Monticello Jan. 24. 1796.

Dr. Sir

Your favor of Dec. 24. came to hand yesterday. The present serves to [advise] you that on the 22d. 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

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); faded in part; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes.”

Barnes’s favor of Dec. 24., recorded in SJL as received 23 Jan. 1796 and mistakenly noted there as a letter of the same date, has not been found.

TJ’s draft of the 22 d. instant, not found, was in favor of Dr. David Jackson of Philadelphia for Dr. William Wardlaw of Charlottesville. TJ’s draft of this day ordered Barnes to pay Isaac Miller as described above at three days’sight (PrC in MHi; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes Mercht Philadelphia. S. 3d. street”). This draft was to pay Miller, the postmaster at Charlottesville, TJ’s quarterly postage charge of $18.965, plus another $30.00 for Thomas Mann Randolph, TJ having received the remaining $37.32 in cash from Miller (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 22, 24 Jan. 1796). According to SJL, TJ advised Barnes of the first draft in a letter of 22 Jan. 1796 (now missing).

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