Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 10 January 1818

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 10th Jany 1818.

Dear Sir.—

On receipt of your favr 5th with inclosiers to the Secty of the Treasury and Atty Genl—I yesterday presented to the former at his Office—not knowing where to meet with Mr Wert I inquired of Mr Crawford.—his Ansr was at Davis’s Hotel—but that he had appointed to meet him at the Presidents in course of an hour—and would if I thought proper—hand it to him—of course I thanked him and handed to him—

on the 2d Inst I called at the US. Bank as Usual—for the qy Int: due on the Genl 6 ⅌Ct but refused payment by the Cashr—I could only reply the Accot tho most probable—was not Authentic—Official.—the Only Alternative he informed me was an Order from the Comptroller—to whom I immediately Applied whose Opinion was that I could only be intituled to the Int. up to the 15. Oct. the day of the Genls decease but waived for the present.—The Apparent state of my I herewith inclose for your present satisfaction & at my better leisure will revise it for Correction if necessary.—

I am very Respectfully, Dear Sir your most Obedt servant

John Barnes.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

qy int: “quarterly interest.” the genl was Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Joseph Anderson was the comptroller of the United States Treasury.

Index Entries

  • Anderson, Joseph; comptroller of the Treasury search
  • Bank of the United States, Second; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Crawford, William Harris; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Davis’s Hotel (Washington) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate 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; death of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search
  • President’s House; mentioned search
  • Treasury Department, U.S.; and government stock search
  • United States; and government stock search
  • Washington, D.C.; Davis’s Hotel search
  • Wirt, William; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search