From Thomas Newton, Junior
Norfolk [Virginia] August 29, 1792. “I now in-close you a letter I have just received from Mr Jno. McCoomb respecting the Light house. The terms of payment you are so well acquainted with that there needs no comment from me on it.1 I have to observe that Mr. McComb is deserving of every indulgence from the public for his activity in executing the work, the whole of which I expect will be finished by the time he mentions.…”
ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
1. The terms of payment for the Cape Henry lighthouse are specified in the contract between John McComb, Jr., and H, which is dated March 31, 1791.