Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 23 June 1820

From John Vaughan

Philad. 23 June 1820

D sir

Mr Patrick Gibson has desired me to draw upon him for y/a for 444. Ds which I have done.1 I shall expect your Special Directions for the appropriation of it—

I have the pleasure of inclosing an extract made from a letter I have recd from M. Dessaus[sure] under date 5 May—which cannot fail being of a very Satisfactory nature to all who have advocated his cause, particularly to you who knew & fully appreciated his Merit—He has just arrived in Good health & returns in the fall

I remain with great respect Your friend

Jn Vaughan


Upon refering to your favor of 22 April I observe that 444$ are to be remd to Thos appleton Leghorn.2 The 206$ for Marseilles are not yet recd

RC (MHi); on a sheet folded to form four pages, with letter on p. 1, address on p. 2, and enclosure on pp. 3–4; mutilated at seal; postscript adjacent to closing and signature; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 23 June; endorsed by TJ as received 6 July 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

y/a: “your account.” TJ’s favor of 22 april to Vaughan was actually dated 24 Apr. 1820. remd: “remitted.”

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

2Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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  • Appleton, Thomas; TJ pays search
  • Cooper, Thomas (1759–1839); health of search
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  • DeSaussure, Henry William; and T. Cooper search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • South Carolina College (later University of South Carolina); faculty at search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and payments made for TJ search
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