Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 12 April 1821

From John Vaughan

Philad: 12 April 1821

Dear Sir

Two days since I recd a letter from Joshua Dodge under date 17 Nov. 1820 advising that he had received the 1060 F. & passed same to your credit & given you advice thereof.1 I am in hopes that his letter will come safe to hand, & give you all the information you want—

I regret that your Legislature does not seize on the opportunity afforded them of having the advantage of your advice & Countenance in the arrangemts of the University—So that you might be the means of perfecting, what you have taken unwearied pains to have established

I have sent 6 Vol. the comencement of a work in the form of a Dictionary of Nat. History—I also miss 20, 21 Dict. Medicale a set I imported for my Brother

I have no belief that I sent either to you But as you are the only person to whom I have sent any Books from France besides B.V. I take the liberty of asking whether I have made such a mistake.

I remain sincerly Yours

Jn Vaughan


M Correa had crept over to Paris & was expected at London in Feby

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Apr. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Frederick A. Mayo, 19 June 1821, on verso; addressed in a clerk’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson Montecello Virginia”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 13 Apr.

my brother: Benjamin Vaughan.

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Corrêa da Serra, José; European travels of search
  • Dodge, Joshua; TJ pays search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • natural history; books on search
  • Vaughan, Benjamin; books sent to search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters from search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); sends works to TJ search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search