Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 11 March 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, March 11, 1794. “I have the honor to inform you that the situation of the light-house on Cape Fear Island requires the appointment of a keeper.… Mr. Hooper1 who was appointed to superintend the completion of the building has recommended Mr. Henry Long.…2 Mr. Hooper is of opinion that the salary should be 300 or 350 dollars per Annum.… The extract … from Mr. Hoopers letter is transmitted to shew his desire to have his own compensation reconsidered.…”

LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.

1George Hooper.

2Long, who received the appointment, was a Wilmington pilot and fisherman.

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