Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 7 August 1820

From John Vaughan

Philada 7th Aug 1820

Dr sir

On 24 July, I procured from Mr Girard his Dfts on Lafitte & Co on your accot to my order viz

2353.20/ fs endorsed by me to Thomas Appleton a 530/ p Dollr 444—
1060 fs endorsed to Joshua Dodge1 200—

on 28th I received2 from Mr Peyton reme for this last sum—I have sent these Bills via France & England as no Vessel offerd direct—

I hope Mr Correa was fortunate enough to arrive before your Departure for Bedford.   I remain with great respect

Your friend

Jn Vaughan

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Aug. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Frederick W. Hatch, 8 Dec. 1821, on verso; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 8 Aug.

reme: “remittance.”

1Surname interlined in an unidentified hand in place of “Dogde.”

2Manuscript: “recived.”

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; TJ pays search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; proposed visit of search
  • Dodge, Joshua; TJ pays search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jacques Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Vaughan search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); account with TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters from search