Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Barnes, 25 September 1821

To John Barnes

Monticello Sep. 25. 21.

Dear Sir

I recieve this day your favor of the 18th which gives me the welcome information of the continuance of your good health. I have recieved a letter from mr Lear, admr of Genl Kosciuzko, requesting me to transmit to him the original certificates of stock which constitute the property of the General which was in our hands. I do so in the letter now inclosed, which I leave open for your perusal in the hope you will have the goodness to compare the originals with the description in the letter, to see that it is right, and to ask a reciept for them of mr Lear, and transmit it to me for my security. I feel happy in getting this business off my hands. I am become too sluggish and age-worn for any business. I love you as ever and pray for your happiness.

Th: Jefferson

RC (NjP: Thomas Jefferson Collection); addressed: “Mr John Barnes Georgetown Col.”; franked; postmarked Milton, 29 Sept. 1821; endorsed by Barnes in part as “covering Certificates of 6 pt & Bank Stock” and “Ansd 5th Octr.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; endorsed by TJ. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to Benjamin L. Lear, 25 Sept. 1821, and enclosures.

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Barnes, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Barnes, John; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and investment in U.S. government loan search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Columbia stock of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search
  • Lear, Benjamin Lincoln; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • United States; and government stock search