Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 8 October 1812

To John Barnes

Monticello Oct. 8. 12.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 3d came to hand last night, & by this day’s return of post I inclose you the order desired. I am very apprehensive that the difficulties of the times will embarras our remittances to the General. it was for this reason I pressed on him a connection with mr Morton. we have time enough still, before the next remittance, to hear from him on that subject. you say nothing of your health, from which I augur well of it. I am considerably disabled myself by a fall from my horse which happened about 12. days ago by the breaking of a girth. no visible hurt was produced but a swelling which was threatening till within these three days, that it appears to have become stationary, and rather to abate. I hope it will go off without coming to a head, altho it will delay for some time yet a journey I had meditated to Bedford. with every prayer for the continuance of your health accept the assurance of my continued esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Jonathan Smith, Monticello, 8 Oct. 1812: “Please to pay to the order of John Barnes the amount of the half year’s dividend due and paiable on Genl Kosciuszko’s twenty shares of Pensylvania bank stock” (RC at ICPRCU; adjacent to signature: “To Jonathan Smith esq. Cashier of the bank of Pensylvania Philadelphia”; with subjoined notation by Smith: “Pay $400—JS Casr”).

Index Entries

  • Bank of Pennsylvania; stock owned by T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; injured in fall from horse search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Pennsylvania stock of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Morton, John Archer; and TJ’s payments to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Smith, Jonathan; cashier of Bank of Pennsylvania search
  • Smith, Jonathan; letters to accounted for search