From James Barbour
Richmond July 30th 1813
The misfortunes which have overwhelmed Mr Strode are to me a Source of deep regret; to contribute to their alleviation would be highly gratifying—more especially when in So doing I could give you a proof of my anxiety to comply with your requests. I have taken the earliest opportunity of presenting the Subject to the Council and should a vacancy occur in any of our Public institutions, which can be Supplied by Mr Strode it is not improbable, but, we shall be able to make for him Some provision.
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Aug. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.