Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 11 June 1822

To John Vaughan

Monticello. June1 11. 1822.

Dear Sir

The season is come for paying you my respects of annual trouble. I have occasion to remit to messrs Dodge and Oxnard of Marseilles for wines Etc the sum of 180.D. clear of exchange. I now desire my friend & correspondent at Richmond Colo Bernard Peyton to remit to you that sum with whatever addition may be necessary on account of exchange. if mr Girard indulges us as usual with his bill, it will be a security to me that I shall not the next year go without the wines to which I am habituated.   Do you hear any thing from or of Correa? we know nothing of him since his arrival at London.

Our University is thrown back for a year by the refusal of our late legislature to furnish money for the only edifice now wanting to compleat it & which will cost about 50.M D. we hope the next will be better advised and will set us a going again. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I inclose my letter to messrs Dodge & Oxnard to be forwarded with the remittance.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Adams to TJ, 3 Feb. 1821; endorsed by TJ: “Vaughan John June 11. 22.” Enclosure: TJ to Dodge & Oxnard, 11 June 1822.

The only edifice now wanting to compleat the University of Virginia was the Rotunda.

1Word interlined in place of “May.”

Index Entries

  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and J. Vaughan search
  • Dodge & Oxnard (Marseille firm); and wine and groceries for TJ search
  • Girard, Stephen; and payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; orders wine from Dodge & Oxnard search
  • Peyton, Bernard; payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and University of Virginia search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); handles financial transactions search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters to search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); TJ sends letters through search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; Rotunda (library) search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; and General Assembly search
  • Virginia, University of; Establishment; opening of search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • wine; TJ orders from Dodge & Oxnard search