Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April 1813

From John Vaughan

Philad. 19 April 1813

D sir

Mr Joseph Allen Smith when in Italy had put into his hands in Italy many Years ago—Astronomical observations made at Pisa by J. S de Cadenberg in the Royal observatory

1 Vol Printed 1789—containing observations from 1778 a 1782

1 Do—1793 observations from 1782 to 1786—of this there are two Copies—

By some accident, he was prevented giving them earlier—He thinks they were to be given to the Society but as the name of Yourself was annexed He thinks as President—I feel an uncertainty—until I hear from you on the Subject—we have not reciev’d the Subsequent ones—

I shall by mail Send some more Certificates of Members to be signed by you which you will be pleased to return as soon as convenient—I remain with respect

Your friend & sert

Jn Vaughan

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

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