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John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 18 June 1817

From John Vaughan

Philad. June 18th 1817

Dr sir

Your favor of 7. is recieved & agreeably to your request I have Settled with Mr s: Girard & have paid ballance of his account $6666100—at your Debit acco. is enclosed—as desired I have purchased of him

for  265$ a 515/ fr producing 136475/ fr order Stephen Cathalan
&  for 135$  "   "  695.251  " Debures Freres—
$ 400 fs 2060—

I have sent one of each under cover to them via N York & the letters you sent are gone with them—I send seconds from home, but want Copies of your orders, to forward.—I adressed a line to each of the houses.—I advised that we had commenced printing a Volume, & that any Communication from you would be highly acceptable—D: B. S Barton left all his Indian Vocabularies to the Antiqn Socy Massachussets—can you Send me a list of those sent by you of Lewis & Clarkes that I may try to get them before the other goes—Your letter to M Correa mentions them, but does not describe them or give the number

I remain Yours &c

Jn Vaughan


a few Books hence sent by M Warden they were in a box left at Ghent when our Consul was there—The box was adressed to M Short

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 24 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Knight, 5 Oct. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 18 June.

1Reworked from “692.25.”

Index Entries

  • American Antiquarian Society; collections of search
  • American Philosophical Society; and papers of Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • American Philosophical Society; Transactions search
  • Barton, Benjamin Smith; Indian vocabularies of search
  • books; sent by D. B. Warden search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); account with TJ search
  • Clark (Clarke), William; and journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and journals of M. Lewis search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Indians, American; languages search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with de Bure Frères search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. Cathalan search
  • language; Indian (American) search
  • Lewis, Meriwether; papers of search
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition; and Indian vocabularies search
  • Short, William; mentioned search
  • Vaughan, John; account with TJ search
  • Vaughan, John; and American Philosophical Society search
  • Vaughan, John; letters from search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and books for TJ search