Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Appleton to Thomas Jefferson, 26 August 1818

From Thomas Appleton

Leghorn 26th August 1818—

I have receiv’d, Sir, only this morning, your letter in date of 4th of April, covering the Statement of your account with Mad: Pini; and as a vessel will depart for Balto in the course of an hour,1 it affords me just the time to say, that your letter was accompanied by one from mr John Vaughan, mentioning, “that he then inclos’d a bill of exchange2 by S: Girard on La fitte & Co Paris for francs. 2415.” but no Such bill was found therein by me.—I regret greatly this inadvertence of mr Vaughan, inasmuch, as it prevents, or rather delays, the fulfilling the engagement with mad: Pini; and the disappointment will be in proportion to her present wants, which She informs me are Somewhat pressing. In the course of a few days, I shall wait on her at Pisa, and deliver into her hands your Statement and obligation, explaining at the Same time all the items.—I shall reply, very shortly3 to those parts of your letter in relation to orvietto wine, & the Sculptors.4Accept, Sir, the renewal of my unalterable respect & esteem

Th: Appleton

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson, esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Dec. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 84, CRL); in Appleton’s hand.

1FC substitutes “the morning” for preceding two words.

2FC here adds “for your account drawn.”

3From “I shall wait” to this point, FC instead reads “I shall reply.”

4FC: “the two Sculptors you require.”

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Appleton, Thomas; letters from search
  • Central College; stonecutters for search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Italy; stonecutters from search
  • Jacques Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with S. Girard search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to P. Mazzei search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Mazzei, Philip; TJ’s debt to search
  • Orvieto (wine) search
  • Pini, Elisabetta Mazzei (Philip Mazzei’s daughter; Andrea Pini’s wife); and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • wine; Orvieto search