To John Barnes
Monticello June 19. 96.
I wrote you May 22. advising you of a draught for 100.D. payable to Saml. Howell junr. & Co. The present serves to cover a power of attorney to recieve about 300.D. July 1. from the bank of the US. and to advise you that I have this day drawn on you for 300.D. payable to Samuel Howell & Co. July 2. which be pleased to honor on account of Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure not found, but see below.
The power of attorney authorized Barnes to draw interest due to William Short on 1 July 1796; the draft for Howell was in payment for iron (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, 942).
Letters from Barnes to TJ of 14 June 1796, from Howell to TJ of 15 June, both received on 2 July, and from TJ to Howell of 19 June are recorded in SJL but have not been found.