To Tench Coxe1
Jany. 4 1792
It is the intention of the President of the United States, verbally communicated to me that the salary [of the keeper of the Light House Cape Henry]2 shall be equal to the keeper of the light House on the Delaware.3
In communicating this you will explain that the first salary proceeded from mistake.
I am with much Consideration sir Your Obed Servt
[PS Inclosed are the papers concerning the additions made to the Light House Establishment Cape Henry with the Presidents approbation.]
Tench Coxe Esq
LS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives.
1. Coxe was Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury.
2. The bracketed portions of this letter are in the handwriting of H.
3. Abraham Hargis.