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From Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 11 September 1797

To John Vaughan

Monticello Sep. 11. 97.

Dear Sir

I inclosed you by last post a letter meant for your brother. It was in answer to one I had recieved, signed James Martin. I begin now to suppose it possible that letter may not have come from your brother. If you have forwarded him mine, it is well as it is immaterial whether it goes to him or you send it back to me. But do not let it go to any hands but his or mine. Perhaps I may write you again on this subject. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “John Vaughan esq.”

A letter meant for your brother: TJ to Benjamin Vaughan, 31 Aug. 1797.

A letter from John Vaughan to TJ, written on 29 Sep. 1797 and received from Philadelphia on 14 Oct. 1797, and a letter to TJ from another of Vaughan’s brothers, William Vaughan, written on 7 Aug. 1797 and received from London on 25 Feb. 1798, are recorded in SJL but have not been found.

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