From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, May 24, 1794. “I have the honor to communicate to you an offer to build a house for the keeper of the Light house on Plumb Island.… I have no particular grounds on which to form an opinion of the reasonableness of these proposals, except that Genl Lincoln1 has not expressed any opinion unfavorable to them.…”
LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.
1. Benjamin Lincoln, collector of customs at Boston.