To Beverley Randolph
August 19th 1790
I have the honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your letter of the 9th instant, containing a Cession of two Acres of Ground on Cape Henry to the United States, intended for the Site of the Light House. On the return of the President, who is now on a visit to Rhode Island, measures will be taken for the early completion of a Building, so necessary to the Commerce of the States on the Chessapeak.
I have the honor to be very respectfully Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant
His Excellency Beverly Randolph Esquire
Govr of Virginia Richmond.
LS, Archives Division, Virginia State Library, Richmond.