Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 19 April 1821

To John Vaughan

Monticello Apr. 19. 21.

Dear Sir

The revolving year brings with it my annual tax on your goodness. I write this day to capt Bernard Peyton, my correspondent in Richmond to remit to you 300 Dollars, which I pray you to place in Paris, 100.D. to the order of Messrs DeBures freres libraires there, and 200.D. to the order of mr Joshua Dodge our Consul at Marseilles, sending the inclosed letters at the same time to them. mr Girard’s bills are so certain, that if he can repeat his [fav]or for this sum I shall rest secure of my books & my wines. ever and affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Arthur S. Brockenbrough to TJ; mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “J. Vaughan esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional notation (brackets in original): “[thro’ B.P. for DeBures & Dodge] duplicates thro office of state & mr Gallatin. May 25.” Enclosures: (1) TJ to de Bure Frères, 19 Apr. 1821, and enclosure. (2) TJ to Joshua Dodge, 19 Apr. 1821. Enclosed in TJ to Bernard Peyton, 19 Apr. 1821.

libraires: “booksellers.”

Index Entries

  • de Bure Frères (Paris firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Dodge, Joshua; TJ pays search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters to search