From Nathan Keais1
Washington [North Carolina] August 29, 1791. “Inclosed is a Copy of John Braggs & Stephen Tinkers Bond, taken in Consequence of a Contract for Staking out the Channel of news River2 leading to New Bern. I have also Contracted with John Payne for Staking out the Channel leading to Edenton for Fifty dollars.…”
ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
1. Keais was collector of customs at Washington, North Carolina.
2. Neuse River.