Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Barnes, 2 June 1819

George Town Coy 2d June 1819.

Dear Sir

Mr Polettia—Russian Envoy, called on me this day. requesting information—respecting the late Genl Koscuosio’s—Public Stock [. . .] in Order, to make report thereof to his Government—that he had already addressed you on the subject. but had not received any Answer— I informed—I had the Honr of Acting (for many years)—as your Confidential Agent—and waited—your directions whereby to govern my self.—that I should immediately—inform you of his request. and withal Assured him, he might depend on his receiving—an Answer—to his leter from you. That I should be happy in Rendering him any services consistant with that of my Agency.

Most Respectfully, Sir, your Obedt servant

John Barnes.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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