Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 9 October 1801

From John Barnes

Washington 9th. Octr 1801

It appears the following are the remaining a/c for which JB. have not recd Orders upon viz.

Order I presume in favr of Mr Rapin— 286.98.
Capt. Lewis last 3 mos. Compensation } 150.
presume may be passed to his Ct
with JB. and charged you for
probably there will be a Mr Andrews for Composition Ornaments a/c
Also Mr March’s Book binders a/c
Those at Philada—JB have minute of Accts to 958.62

If any other—or Later to Dr Edwards or Mr Stewart &c.—JB purpose to wait on you early Sunday Morng

RC (ViU); at foot of text: “for The President: UStates”; endorsed by TJ.

According to TJ’s financial memoranda, TJ gave George Andrews two orders on Barnes—one on 12 Oct. for $20.50 for making composition ornaments for the dining room at Monticello, the other on 7 Nov. for $2.49 for packing the “Doric composition ornaments.” In a statement of TJ’s accounts, Barnes recorded a payment of $22.99 to Andrews at 7 Nov. TJ emended the entry to clarify that there were two payments, the one at 7 Nov. for $2.49, the other for $20.50 (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, 1057; statement of private and household account from John Barnes, 4 Dec. 1801, in ViU).

Mr Stewart: Gilbert Stuart.

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