Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 9 April 1820

To John Vaughan

Monticello Apr. 9. 20.

Dear Sir

Dr Cooper was so kind the last autumn as to get a seal engraved for our University by mr Robert Lovett, engraver of Philadelphia, for which payment was made, but no opportunity of sending it to us occurred before he left Philadelphia, and with whom he left it I know not. I hope, with you; but perhaps with the artist, or with mrs Cooper. we are in very urgent want of it to conclude a loan which delay may lose us. will you be so good as to hunt it up and forward it immediately to me by mail. to do this the wooden handle should be taken off, and the metal only of the seal be bedded in a piece of light wood of the size of a common letter, wrapped well in paper addressed to me.

Our bursar sets off the day after tomorrow for Richmond where our funds are in deposit with the Farmer’s bank of Virginia, thro whose agency he will remit you the 750.D. on Dr Cooper’s draught. accept assurances of my constant friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAmP: Vaughan Papers); addressed: “John Vaughan esq. Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 11 Apr.; endorsed in an unidentified hand as received 14 Apr.; notation in a second unidentified hand: “Seal of the University of Virginia”; endorsed by Vaughan as answered 16 Apr., with his further initialed endorsement: “see letter 29 April.” PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph C. Cabell to TJ, 24 Feb. 1820; mutilated at seal, with one word rewritten by TJ; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Cooper, Elizabeth Pratt Hemming (Thomas Cooper’s wife); and seal for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas; and seal for University of Virginia search
  • Cooper, Thomas; University of Virginia professorship proposed for search
  • Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond); and University of Virginia search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Lovett, Robert; as engraver search
  • Vaughan, John; and seal for University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John; letters to search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; and Farmers’ Bank of Virginia (Richmond) search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; seal of search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty compensation search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; T. Cooper as proposed professor search