From Joseph Hiller1
[Salem, Massachusetts] October 10, 1789. “… there is neither Lighthouse, Beacon nor Buoy within this District of Salem & Beverly.…”
Extract, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “B,” New Hampshire and Massachusetts, National Archives.
1. This letter is in reply to “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” October 1, 1789.
Hiller was collector of the customs for Salem and Beverly, Massachusetts.