Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Barnes to Thomas Jefferson, 26 March 1822

From John Barnes

George Town Coa 26 March 1822

My Dear Sir

Tis long since I had the pleasure either, of addressing, or receiving a Line from you—tho often—inquired after your health & that of the good families—mine—has declined—as reasonable to be, expected.—is yet, I am truly thankfull in many respects good, still Active as Usual—but in point of1 hearing, much reduced. nor have I Ventured even, to the City—since last Novr tho. chearfull and happy in receiving my friendly Neighbours and Others from distant parts &c—

—I now Sir, Eagerly embrace the present Occasion to inclose Capn Burks receipt, for two Boxes—or Cases on Board the Schr John for Richmond Assigned in Care, of Coln B. Peyton to whom I have this day addressed & inclosed Original receipt2

—for a Continuance of your health & injoyments of family & friends, the most Essential—to Yrs & their present happiness—is the fervent & very sincere Wish & prayer of Dear Sir,

Your most Obedt Obliged and gratefull servt

John Barnes.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Apr. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

1Barnes here canceled “Health.”

2Manuscript: “recipt.”

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  • Barnes, John; health of search
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  • Burk (Burke), Capt. search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Madison search
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  • health; hearing loss search
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