Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 29 April 1820

From John Vaughan

Philad: 29 April 1820

D sir

I am gratified by the receipt of your favor of 24th The Seal is elegant simple & Classical & I cannot doubt the superior success of an institution So liberally planned; I hope the jealousy of those who are disappointed because the managemt is not given to them will be perfectly harmless—altho’ I Suppose those attached to Wm & Mary, will try to give importance to their efforts

I have received 750$ from Mr Barret the Bursar & enclose a receipt for his accot to serve as a Voucher—

Whenever your remittance of 650$ is announced as ready I shall immediately attend to your wishes, by procuring Dfts of Girard & remitting 444$ to appleton & 206 to Dodge—

M Correa is tolerably well, but as you may concieve anxious at the possible issue of passing events both here, Europe & S America—I do not find that he has absolutely fixed the moment of Departure

I remain D sir Your friend as ever

Jn Vaughan

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: receipt from Vaughan to Alexander Garrett, Philadelphia, 29 Apr. 1820, recording payment at TJ’s direction of $750 by Garrett as University of Virginia bursar to the account of Thomas Cooper, “being in paymt of his Dft of 15th Oct. 1819” (MS in ViU: TJP; in Vaughan’s hand and signed by him; see also Cooper’s order on Garrett printed above at 3 Mar. 1820).

mr barret: Alexander Garrett.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; TJ pays search
  • Cooper, Thomas; University of Virginia professorship proposed for search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; plans to return to Europe search
  • Dodge, Joshua; TJ pays search
  • Garrett, Alexander; as University of Virginia bursar search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; and seal for University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John; and T. Cooper search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John; handles financial transactions search
  • Vaughan, John; letters from 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
  • William and Mary, College of; and University of Virginia search