Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Vaughan to Thomas Jefferson, 24 June 1822

From John Vaughan

Philad 24. June 1822

D sir

Your favor was recd & I have procured from Mr Girard 960 Franks on Paris which I have remittd to M Dodge—But during some serious indisposition of one of our family—your letter for M Dodge is mislaid[—]I regret the circumstance & request that you will immediately Send me another & copy, one shall go from hence, one from N York—the Bill 1o & 2d went this [Day]

I remain with respect & affection Yr friend

Jn Vaughan

The outrageous attack of the Native Virgn has excited much indignation—His malevolence at first & his weakness & wickedness since have been made by you fully apparent

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; edge chipped; endorsed by TJ as received 1 July 1822 and so recorded in SJL; with related calculation by TJ beneath endorsement:

“180 960 (5.33

Index Entries

  • Dodge, Joshua; TJ pays search
  • Girard, Stephen; and payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and payments made for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); and “A Native of Virginia” search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); family of search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); letters from search
  • Vaughan, John (1756–1841); TJ sends letters through search
  • “A Native of Virginia” (pseudonym); accuses TJ of misuse of public funds search