From John Vaughan
Philad: 23 July 1803
The two pamphlets from the Society of Arts &c were intended to be retained by you, as we are in possession of duplicates—I now return them & add a Second copy of the premiums, of which some were sent to be destributed—it may be in your power to Select some of the ideas most likely to be usefull & to put them in the way of more general Circulation—Being much indisposed at the time I receivd them from you, the sending them back has been delayed.—
I remain with respect D Sir Yours Sincerely
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Pt. of US”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 July and so recorded in SJL.