Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: Power of Attorney from Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes for Transfer of Assets, 31 December 1816


Power of Attorney to John Barnes for Transfer of Assets

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Jefferson of Monticello in the county of Albemarle Virginia do hereby constitute and appoint John Barnes of George town Columbia my true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name to transfer into the name of Thaddeus Kosciuzko, heretofore a General in the service of the United States, and at present of Switzerland, all the stock of the United States standing to my credit on the books of1      

as well as all my shares in the Bank of Columbia. Witness my hand and seal this 31st day of December 1816.

Th Jefferson


Th M Randolph

James L. Jefferson

MS (OTU: Maher Family Papers); in TJ’s hand, signed by TJ, Randolph, and Jefferson; sealed by TJ; endorsed in an unidentified hand: “Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes} Power of Attorney.” FC (ICPRCU); in TJ’s hand, signed by TJ and by Randolph as sole witness; sealed by TJ; with note by TJ at foot of text: “another copy signed Jan. 26. 1817. and acknoleged before a magistrate.” Also enclosed in Barnes to TJ, 13 Jan. 1817, and TJ to Barnes, 28 Jan. 1817.

1In FC an unidentified hand here adds “the Treasury.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • banks; stock issued by search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, James Lilburne (TJ’s nephew; Randolph Jefferson’s son); witnesses documents search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Power of Attorney to John Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and investment in U.S. government loan search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Columbia stock of search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); witnesses document search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search