Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 26 February 1812

From John Barnes

George Town 26th Febuary 1812.

Dear Sir

since the receipt of Mr Geo Taylors Advises respecting Bills of exchange on Paris, I have made sundry inquiries at Baltimore &a but have not obtained any satisfactory Accot—even those few who are disposed to draw—I find ask a high advance say 10 per Cent above par—Under present Circumstance I should presume it adviseable1 to wait a Mo or two—in expectation of a more favorable change of Circumstances in the2 Political as well, the Commercial transaction depending—and shd a favorable Opporty present you to inform the good Genl least he might Attribute this delay—to some Neglect—of mine—

most Respectfully

I am Dear Sir your very Obedt

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Th: Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko was the good genl.

1Manuscript: “adiseable.”

2Manuscript: “in the in the.”

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