Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 11 March 1817

To John Barnes

Monticello Mar. 11. 17.

Dear Sir

Yours of Feb. 28. was recieved on the 5th instant and I now inclose you a power of Attorney copied from th[e] form you sent me. it has been detained by the difficulty of access to a justice of peace in a county of 60. miles length over which they are sparsely scattered, and difficult to be found at home. I hope the form is such as not to require periodical renewals, which if the certificate of a magistrate be required would become excessively oppressive. ever and affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from John Barnes to TJ; one word faint; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: an executed version, not found, of enclosure to Barnes to TJ, 28 Feb. 1817.

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