To John Barnes
Monticello Apr. 17. 12.
I have this moment recieved a letter from Genl Kosciuszko dated Feb. 1. in which he acknoleges the reciept of two letters from me, one from you and a bill of exchange. knowing it would give you pleasure to be ascertained of this, and supposing the General, who is not a man of business, may not have written to you, I drop a line for him. always affectionately yours
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr J. Barnes”; endorsed by TJ.