Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 2 June 1819

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 2d June 1819.

Dear Sir

Mr Polettia—Russian Envoy, called on me this day requesting information—respecting the late Genl Kosciusco’s—Public Stock &ca &ca in Order, to make report thereof to his Goverment—that he had already addressed you on the subject but had not received any Answer—I informed—I had the Honr of Acting (for many Years)—as your Confidential Agent—and waited—your directions whereby to govern my self.—that I should immediately—inform you of his request and withal Assured him, he might depend on his receiving—an Answer—to his leter from you. That I should be happy in Rendering him any services consistant—with that of my Agency.

Most Respectfully, Sir, your Obedt servant

John Barnes.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 June 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Samuel Brown, 3 Nov. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson. Esqr Monticello—Virginia”; franked; postmarked.

mr polettia: Pierre de Polética.

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