Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 11 July 1815

To John Vaughan

Monticello July 11. 15.

Dear Sir

Absences and other avocations have prevented me till now from preparing the catalogue of my wants from France, and the letters they call for. I have now got thro’ them, and have desired Messrs Gibson & Jefferson my correspondents at Richmond to remit you the sum of 550.D. to be placed in the hands of mr Girard, as I propose to avail myself of his kind accomodation of a corresponding credit at Paris. 350.D. of this I have to request him to make payable to the order of mr George Ticknor, who will call for it in Paris, and 200.D. to the order of Stephen Cathalan, merchant and Consul for the US. at Marseilles. the former sum is to enable mr Ticknor to procure the books of which I have Sent him a Catalogue; that to mr Cathalan for some wines I have asked of him, from the South of France and I have informed both you will be so good as to drop them a line covering mr Girard’s orders on his correspondent. that to Ticknor will require to be by duplicate, the one1 under cover to mr Adams our minister at Paris, and the other2 to Dr Henry Jackson, our Chargé des affaires at Paris; it being uncertain at which place a letter will find him. I have addressed him in like manner by duplicates sent to London & Paris, the former through his father, the latter the Secretary of State. with my apologies for this trouble, accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); at foot of text: “turn over”; addressed: “John Vaughan esq. Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 19 July; endorsed in an unidentified hand, with Vaughan’s additional notation that it was “received 24—ansd 28th” and that he was “to pay Girard550 of which 350 to G Ticknor 200 to Cathalan remittance of S Girard Bill”; conjoined with RC of TJ to Vaughan, 15 July 1815, and Trs of enclosures to Vaughan to TJ, 31 July 1815. PoC (DLC); conjoined with PoC of TJ to Vaughan, 15 July 1815; on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ, in part: “July 11. & 15. 15.”

Rather than Paris, TJ presumably intended a duplicate of the money order to be sent to John Quincy adams at his new posting in London.

1Preceding two words interlined.

2Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Adams, John Quincy; minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain search
  • Adams, John Quincy; TJ forwards letters through search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Great Britain; U.S. minister to search
  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); conveys TJ’s letters search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Library of Congress; TJ replaces books sold to search
  • Monroe, James; TJ forwards letters through search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • State Department, U.S.; forwards letters search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; forwards letters to and from TJ search
  • Ticknor, George; and books for TJ search
  • Ticknor, George; travels of search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search