Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 28 March 1801

From John Barnes

Geo Town 28th, March 1801.


The $1500 to Messrs G & J. shall be remitted to them on Monday—or Tuesday if US. Bank paper is to be Obtaind. from the B. of Columbia—Rapine & Co., Carpenter S H Smith & Stewarts—shall be Attend to on Monday—as well the Currt. Exps of Househd. I have sent, by Mr. Dougherty $70. in the smallest change Obtainable—my several a/c Copies are looking up—in Order to correct errors & Omissions—

I am sir mst Respectfully yr Obedt.

John Barnes

RC (ViU); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr, President”; endorsed by TJ.

Messrs G & J.: Gibson & Jefferson. For TJ’s account with Thomas Carpenter, see 31 Mch. below. Stewarts: James Stuart was the stepfather of John Holmes, a carpenter who had died from a fall at Monticello in January 1801 (Vol. 32:482; TJ to Stuart, 12 May 1801).

exps of househd.: that is, expenses of household.

On 6 Mch. TJ wrote an order on Barnes to pay John H. Barney for portage of a box from Philadelphia (MS in CtY, written and signed by TJ, endorsed by Barnes showing payment of $1.50). On 11 Mch. Barnes, as TJ’s agent, submitted a request to the Treasury for payment to TJ of $861.11 as his compensation from 1 Jan. to 3 Mch., prorated from the vice president’s annual salary of $5,000 (MS in DNA: RG 217, MTA; in Barnes’s hand, endorsed by Patrick Ferrall for the auditor’s office).

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