Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Vaughan, 19 June 1819

Philad.. June 19. 1819

D Sir

I have purchased of mrs Girard three Bills of Exchange on James Lufith & Co 16 June at 60 days [. . .]

No 400 order Thomas appleton 2362 .50 450 $
401 Stephen Cathalan 1312 .50 250
402 Debure freres 525   100
Which I have this day Paid frs 4200 .2525/100 $ 800 Dr

I enclose the fourth Bills to you—

I send the 1st & 2d Bills to New York to be forwarded Mr Gibson was being able to remit in any shape I have this day Drawn 300$ a 2/2 per discount sales having been made in 3 D[. . .] I probably may be obliged to negociate the remainder at that rate—I shall advise the opportunities—

Mr Coopers mineral collection is ready & a fine one it is.—

Dr Caldwells life of Green has appeared, it has been made from scanty materials & the author has been obliged to swell it into an 8vo Vol—

I remain yours most sincerely

Jn vaughan

A friend of yours & mine reading a newly published Book, said it put him in mind of a story of a remark made on a very fat man—“he shews the utmost extensibility of the human skin—

The life of Green was got up as follows—When Quarter master Genl he corresponded with Pettit—quartermaster of this state, the correspondence was in the office of His son [. . .] Alderman & served the Constables to [. . .] Legart—A Bookseller a Binder got them as waste paper—& offered them to Judge [. . .]—who not agreeing, the owner applied to Caldwell to write the History in Memory

I enclose as printed Lithographic mad dog of Letimer, with [. . .] of the mode of treating Hydrophobia

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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