Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 14 March 1818

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 14th March 1818—

Dear Sir—

At the earnest request of Mr Tyler with whom I am Acquainted—and who has executed that Memorable—and never to be forgetting testimony, and seal, of—our Independance,—with an exactness highly Approved—Similies—of each Signature—has solicited thro me—to the Dedication of his performance in your Name—and as Author thereof—it is truly Elegant—and much praise is due to him.—his Numerous subscribers promises to Reap a gratefull harvest—for his unremitted Labour, & great expencs incurrd—say More then $3000,—in its several items—engravers—paper &c &c &c

Most respectfully Dear Sir—your Obed: servant

John Barnes.

PS.  Mr Tyler impatiently waits—your permission to be inserted in the Instrumt in time for its delivery to the Subscribers—ere the rising of Congress:

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

Benjamin O. tyler was creating an engraving of the Declaration of Independence with facsimiles (similies) of the signers’ signatures (Tyler to TJ, 14 Mar., 6 May 1818, and notes).

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