Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 22 August 1819

To John Vaughan

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg Aug. 22. 19

Dear Sir

I learned but lately the death of my friend Cathalan of Marseilles, and I think he had no partner in commerce to whom the authority would survive of drawing on Lafite for the 250.D. placed at his order, which may disappoint me of my supplies for the year. the inclosed letter to mr John Dodge of Marseilles is left open for your perusal, with a request you will forward to him an authority to recieve the money, & with it this letter. the lateness of the season calls for as early an attention to this request as is convenient.

I am just recovering from a serious attack of rheumatism, and expect to return to Monticello within a fortnight and to remain there a month, within which term I shall hope to see mr Correa there, to whom if with you be pleased to present my friendship & to accept assurances of the same to yourself.

Th Jefferson

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); addressed: “John Vaughan esquire Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Lynchburg, 27 Aug.; endorsed in an unidentified hand as received 1 Sept. 1819 and by Vaughan as a letter concerning “Dodge” answered 3 Mar. 1820. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Wharton (d. 1829) to TJ, 5 July 1819; torn at seal, with two words rewritten by TJ; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Joshua Dodge, 22 Aug. 1819.

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); and wine for TJ search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); death of search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; proposed visit of search
  • Dodge, Joshua; and death of S. Cathalan search
  • health; rheumatism search
  • Jacques Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; orders wine from S. Cathalan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; rheumatism search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • rheumatism; TJ’s search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and TJ’s health search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters to search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); TJ sends letters through search
  • wine; TJ orders from S. Cathalan search