Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 17 May 1817

To John Barnes

May 17. 17. Monticello

Dear Sir

Yours of the 12th is received [a]nd I am happy to find that the General’s distresses have been so happily relieved. I am in hopes the regular course of commerce now will enable us to prevent any such recurrence of want to him. I am equally gratified by the prospect of seeing you here once more: and as I pass much of the temperate seasons at Poplar Forest, to prevent the danger of my losing the satisfaction of your visit, I will state to you my expected movements. I shall set out for that place about the 20th of June and be back about the 10th of July; set out again for Poplar Forest about Aug 10. and not return till the last of Sep. should any change in these movements occur, I will take care to advise you, and shall continue to expect you at your convenience. I should be glad mr Millegan could be informed of these epochs that he might push mr Tracy’s work while I am here; and in the mean time send me the books he was to bind for me. indeed if you should come in the first interval before stated I should be glad they should come under your care as they are book[s] recieved from Germany, which could not be replaced if lost.

eve[r] and affectionately [yours?]

I return the Gen’s & Baring’s lette[rs.]

[Th: Jefferson]

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Hendrick W. Gordon to TJ, 22 Feb. 1817; faint; torn at seal, with missing words rewrittten by TJ; at foot of text: “Mr Barnes”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not found.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Baring Brothers & Company (London firm); and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Barnes, John; visits Monticello search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; remittances to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Barnes, John search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search