Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 3 September 1819

To John Vaughan

Pop[lar] Forest Sep. 3. 19.

[Dea]r Sir

We have in our employ at the University two Italian sculptors, whom we imported the last spring from Leghorn thro’ the friendly agency of mr Appleton. they request that 300.D. may be remitted to him for their wives whom they have left there. I have accordingly instructed our Proctor (A. S. Brockenbrough) to place that sum in your hands, and I have to ask the favor of you to remit it to mr Appleton, and to forward him with the remittance the inclosed letter.

I shall leave this place for Monticello within a week, and shall hope during the month’s stay I shall make there, to recieve mr Correa’s visit. is it impossible for you to join him? it would double the joy of the day. ever affectionately and respectfully your fri[end]

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; salutation and dateline faint; torn at seal; at foot of text: “John Vaughan esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Thomas Appleton, 3 Sept. 1819.

The two italian sculptors were Giacomo Raggi and Michele Raggi.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Brockenbrough, Arthur Spicer; as University of Virginia proctor search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; proposed visit of search
  • Italy; stonecutters from search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search
  • Vaughan, John; TJ invites to Monticello search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search