From Thomas Newton, Junior1
Norfolk [Virginia] August 4, 1792. Describes progress of construction of lighthouse at Cape Henry. Asks Hamilton to instruct John McComb, Jr., the contractor, “To have a pavement without the Light house as the sand drifts very much.”
ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
1. Newton was inspector of the revenue for Survey No. 4 in Virginia.