From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 28, 1792. “In … the Communication from the Secretary of the President of the United States to you relative to the appointment of Lemuel Cornick to the duty of Keeper of the light House,1 I observe no mention is made of the Compensation which is intended to be allowed. It is necessary that the pleasure of the President on that point be known.”
LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.