Statement of Account
Thomas Jefferson Esqr. In a/c with John Barnes
|May 13th||To T. S. Parks||$7.40.||May 12||By Appt Balle|
|”||T. Dobson||52.91.||24||By Appt. Balle favr JB. card. to New a/c||516.87.|
|16||S.T Mason||25||Philada 24th. May|
|”||J. Webb||111.55.||JOHN BARNES|
|add ”||To Doct Jackson||24.40.|
MS (ViU); in Barnes’s hand; last figure in left column added in pencil, probably by TJ; endorsed by TJ.
In his financial memoranda TJ recorded the name Parks as Park, noting that the payment was for “petty post.” The payment to Thomas Dobson was for books, that to Fortune Barnes “in full for service.” TJ, whose dealings tended to be with Daniel, not John, Trump, did not record the payment to Trump on 15 May in his financial memoranda. Stevens Thomson Mason raised money to pay fines of defendants convicted under the Sedition Act, and also sought contributions for James T. Callender. TJ paid Joseph B. Barry for cabinetry work; John Webb was a tailor, George Hyde a bookbinder. In his financial memoranda TJ recorded several of the entries under slightly different dates from those Barnes used in the statement printed above, TJ probably recording the day on which he made the order and Barnes the day on which payment was made (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 , 2:963n, 964n, 1018–19; Cornelius William Stafford, The Philadelphia Directory, for 1801 [Philadelphia, 1801], 55).