To John Barnes
Monticello May 2 1796
On the 22d. of the last month I drew on you in favor of Robert Barclay for twenty seven dollars thirty one cents. The present serves to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for one hundred dollars in favor of Messrs. Samuel Howel junr. & Co.
Will you be able to give me any information by what conveyance were forwarded the boots, gongs and tea, so as to enable me to trace them? I am with great esteem Dr. Sir Your friend & servt
PrC (CSmH); partly faded, with date completed from SJL; at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.
TJ had given Thomas Walker the order in favor of Robert Barclay as a payment due from Thomas Mann Randolph. The order of this day was for nailrod (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 , ii, 939–40).