Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 27 June 1812

From John Barnes

George Town 27th June 1812

Dear Sir

Davys report of the loss—in part of his provisions for himself—induced me to afford him a supply in Cash—equal his wants untill his Return home—

viz two & one half 1—Dollars only—

It gave me great pleasure to learn by him, of yours—and the good families perfect health, to whom be pleased—tender my respects, and Accept Dr Sir my sincere wishes for a happy Continuance of that most essential Blessing.—

John Barnes

PS. the Dun Horse has been lame since Thersday last, & still is so—has occasoned his delay & will probably protract his return home—soon as expected—

RC (ViU: TJP); postscript on verso of address leaf; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr—Monticello By Davy”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

1Preceding three words interlined.

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  • Barnes, John; as TJ’s agent search
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  • Hern, David (Davy) (TJ’s slave; b.1784); wagoner search