Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 23 August 1821

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 23d Augst 1821,

Dear Sir—

Lest you may not be Apprized—I inclose the within Notice—as probably I may be called upon, for information relative thereto, In which Case I can only refer them to you—being a perfect stranger to what has already passed—

I presume it Necessary I should have—your advice and directions—in order to meet any unforeseen Occurance—that might Otherwise—take place—injurious—to those whose claims—in equity ought to be protected—

with great Esteem & most fervent respect I am Sir—Your mst Obedt & very humbl servt

John Barnes,

PS.  may I flatter myself? you continue to injoy your Usual health and family Comforts, to whom I pray you Sir, to be most respectfully remembered—

RC (DLC); adjacent to closing: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Sept. 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with FC of TJ to Barnes, 10 Sept. 1821, beneath endorsement.

Beginning with the 16 Aug. 1821 issue of the Washington Daily National Intelligencer, Benjamin L. Lear gave notice (likely enclosed here) that he had obtained letters of administration for settling the estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Barnes, John; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search
  • Lear, Benjamin Lincoln; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • National Intelligencer (Washington newspaper); and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search