Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 8 April 1818

To John Vaughan

Monticello Apr. 8. 18.

Dear Sir

I now renew to you my annual trouble for supplies of books and wines from Paris, Marseilles & Leghorn. for this purpose I have requested mr Gibson to send you 1000. Dollars of which I ask the favor of you to remit 120.D. to Messrs De Bure freres, booksellers of Paris, 420.D. to mr Cathalan of Marseilles, & 460.D. to mr Thos Appleton our Consul at Leghorn. I suppose that if the whole sum be deposited at Paris, & an authority be given them to draw each his respective portion, it will be sufficient. I feel so secure when the remittance is through mr Girard, that it is always a gratification when his bills can be had with his convenience.

I inclose letters to accompany the remittances to Messrs De Bures, Cathalan & Appleton, and one also to mr Beasley our Consul at Havre, who will be so kind as to recieve the books from Messrs De Bure & forward them, and I shall send duplicates thro the Secretary of state’s office.

Who will you elect to succeed our lamented friend Wistar?

Yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Vaughan”; endorsed by Vaughan: “1818.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Harrison Hall to TJ, 24 Mar. 1818; mutilated at seal; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Thomas Appleton, 4 Apr. 1818, and enclosure. (2) TJ to Stephen Cathalan, 5 Apr. 1818. (3) TJ to de Bure Frères, 5 Apr. 1818, and enclosure. (4) TJ to Victor Adolphus Sasserno, 5 Apr. 1818. (5) TJ to Reuben G. Beasley, 8 Apr. 1818. Enclosed in TJ to Patrick Gibson, 10 Apr. 1818.

Index Entries

  • American Philosophical Society; and C. Wistar search
  • Appleton, Thomas; and wine for TJ search
  • Beasley, Reuben Gaunt; and books for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ purchases books from search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; purchases from de Bure Frères (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • State Department, U.S.; forwards letters search
  • Vaughan, John; and C. Wistar search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search
  • Vaughan, John; makes payments for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John; TJ sends letters through search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search
  • wine; TJ orders from T. Appleton search
  • Wistar, Caspar; and American Philosophical Society search