Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 17 October 1818

From John Barnes

George Town D.C. Oct 17. 1818.

My Dear Sir

I am under great concern indeed on hearing your present indisposition1 hath deprived you of enjoying your accustomed exercise on horseback—may we hope you will soon partake of so beneficial a restorer of health:—do I pray you afford me the consolation wished for.—

Respecting the late General Kosciusko’s affairs, presume nothing particular has occured.—I have often thought and wished, you had exchanged a letter with Messrs Baring, Brothers & Co (London) who doubtless has been applied to, in order to learn the state of the General’s finances &c—. By refering to my letter 10th Jany 1818. you will find a sketch of the General’s account with me: a fair copy of statement is now handed—of my receipts of Interest and Dividends from and after 26th Novr 1816. to the 1st Oct 1817. both inclusive

amount $1090. 08.
From which deduct statement of my account rendered said 26 Novr 1816. exclusive of interest &ca } 812: 00
Leaves $278. 08

to be accounted for whenever you may judge proper.

With tenders of esteem & affection

I am dear Sir, Most respectfully, Your obt svt

John Barnes,

RC (MHi); in a clerk’s hand, signed by Barnes; on a sheet folded to form four pages, with letter on p. 1, p. 2 blank, enclosure on p. 3, and endorsement on p. 4; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Oct. 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “indispotion.”

Index Entries

  • Baring Brothers & Company (London firm); and remittances to T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; account with T. Kosciuszko search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; illness of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; account with J. Barnes search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search