To Tench Coxe1
[Philadelphia, April 22, 1793]
The President is of opinion that it will be adviseable to close the purchase & to extend it to a years supply taking due precaution as to preservation &c.
ALS, RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives.
1. This letter is attached to “A Note of a contract for two parcels of oil for the use of the light Houses of the United States, made by Thomas Randall of New York with Benjamin Seixas on the 2d of April 1793.”