To John Barnes
Monticello Dec. 11. 96.
I inclose you a power of Attorney to recieve a quarter’s interest due on Mr. Short’s stock. Be pleased to place one hundred dollars of this to the credit of Mr. Peter Lott with you, and to hold the residue subject to my draughts which will be made shortly. I am Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt
PrC (CSmH); at foot of text: “Mr. John Barnes”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.