Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Appleton to Thomas Jefferson, 21 January 1820

From Thomas Appleton

Leghorn 21st January 1820—

Dear Sir—1

I had clos’d my letter of the 15th & waiting dayly the departure of mr Fletcher, when your letter of the 3d of Septr from poplar forest, has been deliver’d me; through what avenues it has pass’d in this period of time, I cannot say, I only perceive, it last pass’d through Germany.—It contain’d one for the wife of Raggi; but no letter or remittance from mr Vaughan for the families of the Sculptors.—

I, yesterday spoke with mr & madme Pini, when they repeated to me, what, I believe, they wrote you on a former occasion, that they are desirous of about 2000. dollars of the capital, whenever, it suits your convenience; as it Seems, there is a mortgage on a certain tenement they hold at Pisa, & from which, they are desirous to be liberated.—I have inclos’d in the bag of hemp-Seed, four little bundles of the white gentilli wheat, and it is directed to the care of the Collector of the port of Alexandria.—

Accept, Sir, the renewal of my invariable respect & esteem.

Th: Appleton

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “T: Jefferson esq’re”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL. FC (Lb in DNA: RG 84, CRL); in Appleton’s hand; at foot of text: “by Brig Eliza for Petersburg.”

1Manuscript: “Dear Sir Dear Sir.”

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Appleton, Thomas; and seeds for TJ search
  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Appleton, Thomas; letters from search
  • Elizabeth (brig) search
  • Fletcher, Mr.; and package for TJ search
  • hemp; Bologna search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; debt to P. Mazzei search
  • Pini, Andrea Tozzi (Elisabetta Mazzei Pini’s husband); and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Pini, Elisabetta Mazzei (Philip Mazzei’s daughter; Andrea Pini’s wife); and P. Mazzei’s estate search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Mrs.; letter for search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Tuscany, Italy; wheat from search
  • Vaughan, John; makes payments for TJ search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search
  • wheat; Tuscan white gentil search