Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joel Barlow, 11 May 1811

To Joel Barlow

Monticello May 11. 11.

Dear Sir

Since the packet with which I troubled you on the 16th of April, I have recieved the inclosed letter1 for Genl Kosciuszko; it is from mr Barnes, his agent here, covering a remittance of £200. sterling to the General on account of interest arising on his money in our funds & banks. I cannot avoid solliciting your care of it, knowing it’s importance to the comfort of the General. it may not perhaps be without convenience to yourself to know that he recieves about this sum annually from this country, and of course that should you have occasion to transmit monies for yourself from Paris, you can make a convenient and certain exchange with the General of funds there for funds here. repeating my wishes of a pleasant and succesful voyage to mrs Barlow & yourself, I add the assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (MH: Barlow Papers); addressed: “Joel Barlow esquire Kalorama near Washington Cola”; franked. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found, but see John Barnes to TJ, 15 Apr. 1811.

1TJ here canceled “from.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Pennsylvania; stock owned by T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barlow, Joel; carries TJ’s letters to France search
  • Barlow, Joel; letters to search
  • Barlow, Ruth Baldwin (Joel Barlow’s wife); TJ sends greetings to search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search