Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 5 October 1821

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 5th Octr 1821.

Dear Sir—

Your Esteemed favr 25th Ulto with letter and original Certificates of the late Genl Kosciuskos funds examined & found Conformable thereto. as per, inclosed Receipt of Mr Lears, of yesterday—duplicate I reserve in Case of Accident.—At Mr Lears better leisure (having to Attend County Court) I proposed, to Accompany him—if Necessary—to Bank of Columbia1 and Treasury, in Order to his Receiving the Dividends & Quarterly Interest, due & unpaid—thus far—I sincerely congratulate you, Respecting your late, Trust—of inconceivable trouble and dissatisfactory2—however Honorably & equitably discharged—

Still I presume, difficulties may Arise from European Claimants, and even from the present, however Just, have yet to pass thro—a Course of Law & Equity—

whatever may be required of me—thro you—will be Attended to, am much pleased with Mr Lears—Manners and Correct deportmt

Accept Sir, I pray you,—my unfeign’d thanks—for the many favors heaped—on the Devoted head—of your Obliged—most Obedt & very humble servant,

John Barnes,

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with Dft of TJ to Barnes, 16 Oct. 1821, beneath endorsement. RC: top half of address cover only (DLC), with Dft of TJ to Joseph C. Cabell, 13 Jan. 1823, on recto and verso; bottom half of address cover only (DLC), with Dft of TJ to William C. Rives, 13 Jan. 1823, on recto; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre at Poplar forest Bedford County.” Enclosure: receipt from Benjamin L. Lear to TJ, 4 Oct. 1821, acknowledging that he had received from TJ through Barnes the stock certificates belonging to the estate of Tadeusz Kosciuszko as described in TJ to Lear, 25 Sept. 1821, with a total value of $17,099.99, for which “I am authorized to receive and to acct” (MS in DLC; in Lear’s hand and signed by him; endorsed by TJ: “Kosciuzko. Thaddeus Lear’s rect for his original certificates. 17.099. D”).

1Manuscript: “Columia.”

2Manuscript: “disfactory.”

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 from 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