Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Barret to Thomas Jefferson, 13 March 1821

From William Barret

Richmond 13th March 1821


I am favored with yours of the 5th inst handing me an order on Capt Bernard Peyton for $750 which has been paid and will be placed to your credit on the bond—

I am very sensible of the difficulty experienced thro’ out the Country in raising money at this time, and feel much obliged by the arrangement you have made to place me in possession of the balance due on your bond—Nothing I assure you Sir but the urgeancy of the case would have induced me to trouble you at this time with this matter

I am with sentiments of great respect Your Obt Hble Servt

William Barret

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Mar. 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with TJ’s additional notation above endorsement: “Miller B.” RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joshua Dodge, 19 July 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked; inconsistently postmarked Richmond, 12 Mar.

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  • Barret, William; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Barret, William; letters from search
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  • Miller, Boyd; and TJ’s debt to A. Robertson & Company search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search