To John Barnes
Monticello Oct. 2. 1796.
Your two favors of Sep. 18. and 20. are recieved, and I now inclose letters to Mr. Donath and Mr. Ingles, all of which are left open for your perusal and information. I inclose you also a draught for 300.D. on Messrs. Harrison & Sterett which will enable you to answer that on you in favor of Donath, and to meet the earlier demands of the sash-maker. Further provision shall be made in due time for the whole of the work now ordered, as well as for some further orders which will follow these in a short time. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Joseph Donath, 2 Oct. 1796. (2) TJ to Henry Ingle, 2 Oct. 1796 (see note to TJ to Sampson Crosby, 15 Sep. 1795). (3) TJ’s draft on Harrison & Sterett, 2 Oct. 1796, requesting them to pay Barnes $300 at three days’ sight (PrC in MHi; at foot of text: “Messrs. Harrison & Sterett Philadelphia”).
Barnes’s favors to TJ of 18 and 20 Sep. 1796, both recorded in SJL as received 1 Oct. 1796, have not been found.