To Hague & Lester
Monticello Oct. 25. 1793.
Mr. Randolph informs me you are desirous that my goods lodged in your warehouses should be removed. I have just engaged a person to bring up the whole by water in the course of the winter; and that they may be convenient to the watermen, Mr. Randolph has engaged a store for them at Belvedere, to which place he will take immediate measures to have them removed. I am this morning setting out for Philadelphia or it’s neighborhood. If you will be pleased to forward your account to me there at any time before the 1st. of January, I will immediately remit the money to Richmond. After that date it would find me here. I am Gentlemen Your most obedt. servt
PrC (CSmH); at foot of text: “Messrs. Hague & Lister.” Not recorded in SJL.
John Hague and John Lester (1748–1804) were Richmond merchants (CVSP, v, description begins William P. Palmer and others, eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond, Richmond, 1875–93, 11 vols. description ends 560, vii, 110, 225, 238, 348; Richmond Enquirer, 22 Dec. 1804).
This day TJ gave his son-in-law Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., 20 dollars to pay the cost of moving his furniture to Belvedere, Daniel L. Hylton’s estate (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, forthcoming in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 25 Oct. 1793, and note). A missing letter of 21 Apr. 1794 from Hague & Company is recorded in SJL as received from Richmond on 2 May 1794. A month later TJ ordered payment to the firm of £12.19.6 “for storage” (MB, description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, forthcoming in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends 5 June 1794).