Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Bartholomew Dandridge, 26 November 1793

From Bartholomew Dandridge1

Germantown [Pennsylvania] 26. Nov. 1793.


By the President’s command I have the honor to enclose herewith two proposals made for repairing the masons work of the Tybee Lighthouse, & the letter of the Commissioner of the Revenue which accompanied them.2 Also two proposals for doing the wood work of the said Lighthouse, with the Commissioner of the revenue’s letter accompanying them3—and to inform you that the President thinks it proper that the proposal of John Armour for doing the masons work, & that of Adrianus Van Denne for doing the wood work, with the plain Stair Case, should be accepted.4

I have the honor to be, Sir,   Your most Obt. Servt.

Bw. Dandridge

The Secy. of the Treasury.

ALS, RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Dandridge, who was Martha Washington’s nephew, had joined the President’s staff in 1791. After the resignation of Tobias Lear in June, 1793, he became George Washington’s secretary.

2Tench Coxe’s letter to H has not been found. See H to Washington, November 18, 1793.

3Coxe’s letter to H has not been found. See H to Washington, November 19, 1793.

4H endorsed this letter as follows: “The Commissioner of the Revenue will proceed accordingly A Hamilton.” Beneath H’s endorsement Coxe wrote: “recd. Novr. 28th. & advised Mr. Habersham on the same day.” A letter book copy of Coxe’s letter to John Habersham may be found in RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, 1792–1809, National Archives.

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