Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 6 January 1813

From John Barnes

George Town 6th Jany 1813.

Dear Sir—

I am Hond by your favr 25th Ulto Respecting the present situation of your Mills now under engagemt with Mr Randolph. for One Year (date not specified.) Mr Eliason still desirous of further information flatters himself that a personal interview might contribute towards a Mutual Understanding—and at this Vacant season of business wd not, be attended with any inconvenienc to him in paying you a Visit. more especially—as in the Course of this Mo or begining of Next. his engagemts will call him to Fredericksburg—

Under these empressions Mr Eliason waits your permissn for that purpose.—and I cannot but flatter my self, Mr E, Natural good disposition1 is such, as to insure him the good will of the Neighbourhood wherever he is a Resident.

Accept Sir my very sincere thanks for your kind good wishes and may the like blessings await your full wishes, is the prayer of Dear Sir—your most Obedt servt

John Barnes.

By your silence wh respect to Genl K—I conclude no Advises has been recd. from Mr Morton—meanwhile it might not be amiss to receive the good Genl half years dividend due the 1t Instant.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr at Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

genl k: Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

1Manuscript: “disposposition.”

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; recommends J. Eliason search
  • Eliason, John; and Shadwell mills search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Morton, John Archer; and TJ’s payments to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); and Shadwell mills search
  • Shadwell mills; and T. M. Randolph search