Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 28 May 1818

To John Vaughan

Monticello May 28. 18.

Th: Jefferson to mr Vaughan.

The 4th of exchange for Mr Appleton recieved in yours of May 14. happened to be overlooked by you, on endorsing, & is now returned for your signature, with a request to seal & forward under the cover by any opportunity. it is in fact only to make security more secure. mr Steel’s papers are for communication to the society.

I thank you for the information respecting the competitions for the professorships, and will be still more thankful for the result of the moment which decides mr Cooper’s destination. I salute you with great friendship & respect.

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “John Vaughan esquire Philadelphia”; franked. Enclosures: Hugh Steel to TJ, 12 Apr. 1818, and enclosure.

On this date TJ recorded in SJL that, under cover of this letter, he sent Thomas Appleton a 4th of exchange, not found, for $460.

Index Entries

  • American Philosophical Society, Historical and Literary Committee; TJ sends works to search
  • Appleton, Thomas; account with TJ search
  • Appleton, Thomas; document to accounted for search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Steel, Hugh; on western country search
  • Vaughan, John; and Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; as Philadelphia contact search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search