Monticello. Sep. 8. 1807.
Th: Jefferson presents his thanks to mr Vaughan for the communication of M. Lippi’s pamphlet. it is certainly a remarkable instance of the passion of vanity keeping full pace with the degree of science inspiring it. one would hardly expect in a mind exhibiting so much strength to find a weakness so little indicative of it. he returns the pamphlet to mr Vaughan with his friendly salutations.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.