Thomas Jefferson Papers

Order on John Barnes, [9 October 1801]

Order on John Barnes

[9 Oct. 1801]

Mr. Barnes will be pleased to pay to the bearer Edward 7. Dollars in lieu of a jacket which he claims 5. Doll. for 9. days wages,1 & to furnish him such a hat as was furnished to the other servants say 12. D. & a hat.

Th: Jefferson

MS (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); in TJ’s hand; at foot of text: “Mr. Barnes”; endorsed by Barnes, who wrote the acknowledgment of receipt “for Edward” by Étienne Lemaire, who signed for the payment on 9 Oct.; also endorsed by Barnes on verso: “Edwd Maher 9 Oct. 1801 $12.”

In his financial memoranda on 9 Oct., TJ recorded writing this order on Barnes for Edward Maher and added, “He goes away.” Maher had previously received wages for the period 4 Sep. to 4 Oct. along with other employees of the president’s household (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 , 2:1054, 1055).

1Preceding four words and two figures interlined.

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