Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 14 February 1820

To John Vaughan

Monticello Feb. 14. 20.

Dear Sir

I know your love of science, and therefore set you down as one of the patrons and well wishers of our University, and willing to render it such good offices as may lie in your way. on this ground I inclose you a draft of the US. bank in Richmond on the Farmer & Mechanics bank of Philadelphia for 400. Dollars, which sum I pray you to remit to Thomas Appleton of Leghorn. it is on account of Michael & Giacomo Raggi, two sculptors from that place now carving our Ionic & Corinthian capitels for the purpose of bringing their wives over. by our next mail I will inclose you my & their letters of advice on the subject to mr Appleton.

I salute you with affection & respect

Th: Jefferson

P.S. not knowing the state of exchange I pray you to remit the full sum of 400.D. if the exchange is against us, and I will remit you the deficiency the instant it is made known to me.

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); postscript added separately to RC and PoC; addressed: “John Vaughan esq. Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 15 Feb.; endorsed by Vaughan as received 18 Feb. and answered 3 Mar. 1820, with his additional notation that the letter concerned $400 to be sent to Thomas Appleton in Leghorn. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph Dougherty to TJ, 10 Feb. 1819; edge trimmed; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and stonecutters for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Bank of the United States, Second, Richmond branch of; drafts of search
  • Farmers’ & Mechanics’ Bank (Philadelphia) search
  • Philadelphia; banks search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Giacomo; family of search
  • Raggi, Michele; as stonecutter for University of Virginia search
  • Raggi, Michele; family of search
  • Vaughan, John; and University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; stonecutters for search