IV. Statement of John Barnes’s Account with William Short
John Barnes in account with William Short
MS (ViW); entirely in TJ’s hand, with his calculation at foot subtracting 4,221 from 5,429.10 to yield 1,208.10; arranged by TJ with the debit column to the left of the credit column, without aligning dates. Enclosed in TJ to Short, 13 Apr. 1800.
To compile this statement TJ probably drew on two statements by Barnes of his account with Short: one of 7 Oct. 1799, detailing transactions from 25 Feb. to that date, with notations by TJ showing the actual beginning date to be 1 Jan.; and the other a statement of 1 Apr. 1800, endorsed by TJ, noting transactions from 7 Oct. 1799 to 1 Apr. and concluding with the balance of $1,208.10 (MSS in DLC: Short Papers; in Barnes’s hand and signed by him). Barnes also made a running list of the payments of interest and principal he had received from Short’s federal loan certificates, 1 Apr. 1795–1 Apr. 1800; above the entry for 3 Jan. 1799, the first entry for that year, TJ drew a line and wrote: “here ends my part of these articles. The following enter into account between J. Barnes & W. Short” (MS in same; in Barnes’s hand with notations by TJ; endorsed by TJ: “J. Barnes’s rects. of int. &c. for W. Short. vouching my acct. so far”).
On 30 Mch. 1800 TJ requested John Steele to pay Barnes the quarterly payments due 1 Apr. on Short’s U.S. certificates (RC in ICHi, endorsed, with instruction by Steele, 1 Apr. 1800, to the cashier of the Bank of the United States to “Make payment”; not recorded in SJL).