Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 4 June 1819

From John Vaughan

Philad. 4 June 1819

Dear Sir:

I have gratified more than one of my Boston friends by introducing them to your interesting retreat; I am desirous of affording the same pleasure to my friend The Rev. Mr Greenwood of Boston, one of the liberal & enlighten’d ministers of that place; having been brought up at Cambridge Mass. he can answer any enquiries you have Yet to make on the subject of Havard Colledge—

Dr Cooper, M Greenwood & some of your old friends, Spent the evening with me last Evening when the Central Colledge now organising with you & under your particular auspices, was made the Subject of much conversation—

I remain Dr sir

Yours sincerely

Jn Vaughan

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 June 1819 and so recorded (with additional bracketed notation: “by Greenwood”) in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); and Central College search
  • Greenwood, Francis William Pitt; introduced to TJ search
  • Greenwood, Francis William Pitt; visits Monticello search
  • Harvard University; mentioned search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Greenwood, Francis William Pitt search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); introduces F. W. P. Greenwood search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters from search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; TJ as founder of search