Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 27 June 1814

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 27th June 1814—

Dear Sir—

I have great satisfaction in advising you, that yesterday, I had the pleasure meeting Mr Monroe (at the Presidents)—to whom I presented my sealed packet addressed to Baring Brothers & Co London Covering, Bowie & Kurtz first of Exchange on Wm Murdock for £400 sterg for Accot & Use of Genl Koscuisk—in Paris—as well, my Letter & a/— to said Genl—Copies thereof1 I addressed to you 22d Instant

These dispatches with Mr Monroes—goes Off, this day, for France—the most safe & certain Conveyance we could possibly wish for—

Nothing New but what you see in the late papers—in Philad—&a &a the Cry of PeacePeace—we shall, and must have—a Peace—says the Malignant,2 restless, and daring Madness—of the hired3 papers—of the F——4 & interested Merchts British Agents—Speculators—& others—

Peace! the most desirable—Event, & Anxiously the first wish of every good Man,—But unless,—it is, to be obtained on Honorable terms—I Hope—and trust—the Eventfull struggle—will prove the rising Hero’s, equal to their Patriotic—sires—and Cover themselves alike, with never fading Laurels—of Honor and Glory,—

Accept Dear Sir

The best wishes—of Your Obedt servant

John Barnes,

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “said Genl Copies—thereof.”

2Manuscript: “Maligant.”

3Manuscript: “hirered.”

4Presumably an abbreviation for “Federalists.”

Index Entries

  • Baring Brothers & Company; and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; on prospects for peace search
  • Bowie & Kurtz (Georgetown firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Monroe, James; and conveyances to Europe search
  • Murdock, William; and bills of exchange search