From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, June 9, 1794. “Measures having been taken to carry into effect the several acts of Congress lately passed for the purposes of erecting and placing Beacons & Buoys in the ports & Harbours therein recited;1 you will be pleased to direct the adequate remittances of money for the purposes of defraying the expenses arising thereon.…”
LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.
1. “An Act to provide for placing buoys on certain rocks off the harbor of New London, and in Providence river, and other places” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 353 [April 5, 1794]); “An Act for erecting a Lighthouse on the Island of Sequin in the district of Maine, and for erecting a beacon and placing three buoys at the entrance of Saint Mary’s river in the state of Georgia” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 368–69 [May 19, 1794]).