Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Vaughan, 1 August 1803

From John Vaughan

Philad. 1 Augt 1803

Dear Sir

M Dufief having applied to me to assist him in procuring D Priestlys Harmony for you, I took considerable pains to get it, without Success. As I thought it probable Mr Priestly might have a Copy, I requested him to Spare it, I inadvertently mentioned your name, & have received a Copy not from him, but from Dr Priestly, who requests you will favor him by the acceptance of it—Mr Dufief being out of Town, I wish to know whether any person here has directions how to forward such objects to you, Should I in the interim meet with a Safe opportunity to Washington, I shall Send it forward

I remain with respect Dr Sir Your obt Serv

Jn Vaughan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Presidt. of US. Washington”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Aug. and so recorded in SJL; below the endorsement TJ made notations “June 25,” “July 23,” and “Aug 1,” which were all dates of letters from Vaughan.

priestlys harmony: see TJ to Nicolas Gouin Dufief, 9 Apr., for TJ’s desire to obtain Joseph Priestley’s Harmony of the Evangelists in Greek and English.

mr priestly: Joseph Priestley, Jr.

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