Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 12 June 1802

From John Barnes

George Town 12th June 1802

Allow me Sir, to make my most grateful acknowledgemts. for your Acceptable communications last Evening—Under a pressure of disappointmt. and indisposition—they were indeed; very consoling.

in whatever situation it may be thought, necessary, for me to be employed in—suited—to my small Abilities, & time of Life—I shall most cheerfully, exert them, and hope to Merit the favr.

And if Sir, I can but pass, the remnant, of my Span, with decency & respect—and withal—enjoy a Continuance of your Friendship.—I am Content, and of course Happy.—

With unfeigned, Esteem & Respect—I am Sir, your most Obedt. H St.

John Barnes

RC (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); at foot of text: “The President. UStates”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 June and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s ACCEPTABLE COMMUNICATIONS LAST EVENING have not been found, nor were they recorded in SJL.

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