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Statement of Interest Account with John Barnes, 31 March 1801–30 January 1802

Statement of Interest Account with John Barnes,
31 March 1801–30 January 1802

[Enclosure]

Sketch of the Apparent Monthly Balances, on the Presidents a/c with J Barnes, will Appear from the Annexed Statemts. Commencing, viz.

1801 1801 Monthly Int. a
6 per
Ct.
Mar 31. To Amt. of a/ rendered page 7" 1450.17. Mar 31. 1450 .17. 7"
Apr 25  do    do      59" 826.51½ Apr 25. 826 .51½ 4"
May 26  do    do       " 2180.28.
4456.96½
May 7 By Warrt. deducted    59 4000 " 
456.96½
June 4 To Amot. of a/c rendd  737.93½
" 30 To do   do 2062.10.
3257. " 
June 8 By Warrt. deducted 2000 "  June 30th 1257 . 6—"
1257 " 
 
July 25 To Amt. of a/c rendered 2298.38
" 6 To Colo. Cary 1500. 
5055.38
" 6 By 2 Warrts for 2000.
" 16 By $1000 distd [a 5 pr]  989.50 2989.50 July 25. 2065 .88
2065.88 say for [3] Mos. 20—"
to July
28th. 29
& 30
Augst
} To Amot. as per a/ 3748.12
[&] to
Sepr. 30
Sep. 17. Cash for Note
16 July 1000 "  4748.12
6814. " 
Sepr 7. By Warrt. 4000 "
17. By G & Jeffn. 1000 " 5000. "  Sepr 30th 1814 9—
1814  
from
1st Octr
} To Amot of a/c   80 5237.46
to 5 Novr 7051.46
Octr. 7 By Warrt. (80) 2000
9 By Capt Lewis’s Note 2000  4000  Octr 9th. 3051 .46 15—
3051.46
Novr 7 By Warrt. (81) 2000
9 By Capt Lewis’s Note 1000  3000 
51.46. Novr 9. 51 .46
to Decr 4. To Amot of 3 a/c 1605.26.
9 To Bank for Note 9 Or 2000  3605.26.
3656.72
7 By Warrt. (81) deducted 2000— Decr 9 1656 .72. 8.
9 To Balance Card. forwd    $ 1656.72. 12,173 .20½ 69"
to 31 To Amot of a/c rendered addl. 1226.28
2883. 
decr 10. By Mr McEwan on WS a/c dedt 1800 
1802 1083 
to
Jany 30.
To Amt of a/c (117) rendd. [p.] 6276.22
7359.22
Jany 9. By Warrt. deductd. 2000.
By T. Carpenter a/   12.67 2012.67.
Note... this Balance of $5346.55.
is Carried to a New Acct. of Balances—
But in order to Ascertain the real Balance on said a/c to the 9th Jany. it will be Necessary, to Annex the following particulars...Viz
decr. 10th By McEwans on WS a/- 1800.
 
9. deduct Bale. due 1656.72 143.28 due the Prest.
31. To amt. of a/c 1226.28
from which deduct  143.28
   as above 1083.
to Jany 9 To disburmt 5017.42 5017.42
6100.42.
Jany 9 from which deduct 2012.67.
do due leaves 4087.75 due J.B.    Jany 9th. 4087 .75. 20"
from do
to Jany 30 To aditional due a/c 1258.80. 1258.80
& on above is $6276.22 5346.55
on 16,260 .95 for 89
Jany. 30 which said Bale. of $5346.55.
is Card. to a New a/c of Balances—

Errors & Omissions Excepted

John Barnes

Geo: Town 27th May 1803.

MS (ViU); entirely in Barnes’s hand; with several illegible abbreviations and numerals; ellipses in original.

by warrt. deducted: starting at 7 May 1801 in this statement of account and continuing through the ensuing two statements at approximately one-month intervals, the warrants recorded by Barnes are the installments TJ received from the Treasury Department on his $25,000 annual salary as president. Treasury statements of these payments for the periods 5 May 1801 to 8 Mch. 1802 and 14 Apr. 1802 to 7 Mch. 1803 are in DNA: RG 217, MTA.

colo. cary: that is, Edward Carrington, the supervisor of the revenue for Virginia. The $1,500 draft on Carrington was used primarily to reimburse John Wayles Eppes for horses he purchased on TJ’s behalf in 1801 (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 , 2:1037, 1045–6; Vol. 34:521).

by g & jeffn: on 12 Sep. 1801, TJ directed George Jefferson to remit immediately $1,000 to Barnes. TJ informed Barnes of the transaction the same day, explaining that “I am afraid my arrearages are inconvenient to you” (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 , 2:1050; Vol. 35:270, 275–6).

by capt lewis’s note: for Meriwether Lewis’s notes on the Bank of Columbia that were credited to TJ’s account with Barnes, see Vol. 36:77–8, 695–7; Vol. 37:439–40.

WS: William Short. For the $1,800 credited to TJ from Short’s account with Barnes, see Vol. 36:697.

by t. carpenter: for the reimbursement of $12.67 received from tailor Thomas Carpenter, see Vol. 36:698.

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