Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tench Coxe, 1 November 1791

From Tench Coxe

Novr. 1. 1791

Mr. Coxe has the honor to inform the Secretary of State that he has just discovered a Monsr. Hallet, who is said to be a very excellent Draughtsman. He lives at a Mr. Savery’s a hatter at the Corner of 3d. and arch Streets. Mr. Hallet does not speak English, but the writing can be added by a Clerk.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); endorsed by clerk as received the same day.

Hallet was employed not long after by the Department of State, as their records show he was paid 100 dollars on December 13, 1791, for “two drafts of the federal town” (Vol. 17: 367).

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