Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 7 October 1801

From John Barnes

Geo: Town 7th Oct 1801—


By favr Mr Claxton I have the pleasure to hand you, the inclosed five post Notes—

the most eligible I could procure for the purpose of remittance—I decided Mr Peytons—on the supposition of their being more convenient—in passing.—their Notes I find are quite Currt. at Richmond Mr Davison tells me—he makes Constant remittance on them to Mr Heath

I am Sir your very Obedt servt:

John Barnes

NB. I have already taken register—viz

No 2298— favr D Higgenbotham 500   
2299— John Watson 143.73
2300 Craven Peyton 500.  
2301 do 500.  
2302 do  240.27

RC (ViU); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct.

John Davidson (Davison) of Washington was an agent of Henry Heth (Heath); George Jefferson to TJ, 7 Sep.

TJ enclosed the three notes for Craven Peyton in his letter to Peyton of 8 Oct. TJ’s letters to David Higginbotham and John Watson on 8 Oct., noted in SJL, have not been found. In his financial memoranda under that date, TJ recorded the payment to Higginbotham as “to David Higginbotham for Brown Rives & co.” (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 , 2:1055). On TJ’s debt to Watson, see TJ to Watson, 2 June.

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