Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 27 May 1817

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 27th May 1817.

Dear Sir—

I am Hond by your favr 17th and Notice the particular dates of your Movemts the most suitable to my offices—will be, to embrace—the interval between this, and 20th June. of course1 I purpose leaving G. T. 31st—the want of a friend—(in Case of Accidt) has induced me in taking the Liberty of engaging—the Young Studint Mentioned—in my last—with whom, I flatter my self you will not be displeased—

Mr Milligan has promised—to hand me—whatever of the Books—he is able to compleat—

Yrs most Respectfully, with great Esteem—

Yr most Obedt servant

John Barnes.

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 May 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “coure.”

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  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Barnes, John; visits Monticello search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Samuel; as J. Barnes’s assistant search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Barnes, John search