To John Vaughan
Monticello Aug. 31. 97
Not knowing how far the inclosed address may serve to give a certain conveyance to the letter, I have thought it safest to put it under your cover, not doubting that your communion with the person would enable you to procure it a sure passage to it’s destination. I am with esteem Dear Sir Your friend & servt
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. John Vaughan.” Enclosure: TJ to Benjamin Vaughan, 31 Aug. 1797.