Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 7 February 1817

From John Barnes

George Town 7h Feby 1817.

Dear Sir

In pursuance of your late favr of the 28 Ulto Recd the 1st Inst I have at length effected a Transfer—of your two Certificates of 6 pCt of U States Amot $12,499.99—in the like sums

viz No 90 for $ 11.363 63
 and 37  1 136.36 $12,499.99—

and dated the 3d Inst which I now inclose you—

together with J Mason, President of the Bank of Columbia at George Town in the Dist of Columbia & dated 10th Jany 1817—No 1314. for forty Six Shares of said Bank Stock & also in the Name of Thaddeus Kosciusko—you likewise receive1 herewith the Genls original power of Attorney to you—

you will please to observe this transfer of yrs of the 6 pCt, is for the Principal only—and do not Authorize me to receive the Interest.—for which a seperate Genl power—from you is Necessary rather, than a Quarterly Order—

The Bank I flatter my self is perfectly satisfied—as to paying me the half yearly Dividends—

I have already lodged duplicate—Under the Notarial Seal of the Generals Original power—to you—

As no Notice has been taken of my statemt of the good Generals Accot Currt with me—up to the 26 Novr last Appt2 Balance in my favr $812. I have to beg you will inform me, least any Accident or Miscarriage may have prevented your receiving it, in which case I should tender you duplicates thereof—

with sentiments of Esteem and perfect Regard—I am Dear Sir—Your most Obedt and very huml servant

John Barnes,

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello—Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

The two certificates enclosed here have not been found, but the ledger of the United States Treasury records the transfer of the sums listed above on 3 Feb. 1817 (DNA: RG 53, CTSLO, Central Treasury Records Ledger, 65:65). For the original power of attorney, see first enclosure to TJ to Barnes, 12 Oct. 1816. The accot currt with me—up to the 26 novr last was enclosed in Barnes to TJ, 7 Jan. 1817.

1Manuscript: “recive.”

2Abbreviation for “Apparent.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • banks; in Georgetown, D.C. search
  • Barnes, John; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; TJ’s power of attorney to search
  • Georgetown, D.C.; banks in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; account with J. 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
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; power of attorney from search
  • Mason, John (of Georgetown); as president of Bank of Columbia search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search