Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 17 July 1817

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 17th July 1817—

Dear Sir—

I now inclose you agreable to my letter of the 11th (for the Use of Mr Louis Leschut—Charlotteville)1 Richard Smith Cashr of the Office of Dist and Deposit at Washington his Order on ditto at Bank N York for $306. and by me endorsed—and Numbered 861.

with renewed Respects &c—

I am—your most Obedt

John Barnes.

PS. Mr Milligan has this day forwarded your Box of Books Via Steam Boat to Mr Gray Frederickbg

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 July 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

Barnes’s letter of 8 July 1817, not that of the 11th, dealt with the issue of payment for Louis A. Leschot. A letter from TJ to Barnes, not found, is recorded in SJL as written 29 July 1817 from Monticello.

1Omitted closing parenthesis editorially supplied.

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