Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 2 June 1817

From John Vaughan

Philad. June 2. 1817

D sir

By the Hamlet; Pearson, I have Sent a box & enclosed bill of Lading to Gibson & Jefferson—It contains Agricultural books from France—

I have this day recieved 400 from M Patrick Gibson of Richmond on your acco. & subject to your orders—

We commence printing our Volume in a few days. Vol 1. of a new series—should you be inclind to faver us with any Communication, it would be highly acceptable to us, & should be here in three or four Weeks—perhaps later would do—

I remain Yours Sincerly

Jn Vaughan

Would it be agreeable to you that I should in Your name subscribe for one or More Copies of the Volume—The sale is limited & we find it difficult to get a printer to undertake it, unless the members exert themselves to procure subscribers, & that must generally be amongst themselves

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 11 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL; with notes by TJ for his 28 June 1817 reply beneath endorsement: “70.D. for 66⅔ subscribe transns contribns Lewis’s vocab. Histl commee duplicate yro Sec. state.” RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William Duane, 19 June 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 2 June.

The first volume of a new series of APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends , Transactions, was published in Philadelphia in 1818 following a nine-year hiatus (APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends , Minutes, 16 May 1817 [MS in PPAmP]).

Index Entries

  • agriculture; books on search
  • American Philosophical Society; Transactions search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and books acquired by TJ search
  • Hamlet (schooner) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; subscriptions search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; solicitations for search
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition; and Indian vocabularies search
  • Pearson, Ephraim (ship captain) search
  • Vaughan, John; account with TJ search
  • Vaughan, John; and American Philosophical Society search
  • Vaughan, John; letters from search
  • Vaughan, John; transmits goods to TJ search