To George Washington
Treasury Department, December 19, 1794. Sends “a letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue of the 13 instant,1 on the subject of the Keeper of the Lighthouse … near Sherburn in Nantucket.” States that “it is advisable to appoint the person therein mentioned.”2
LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
2. On December 23, 1794, Coxe wrote to Stephen Hussey, collector of customs at Nantucket and Sherburne, Massachusetts: “… The President of the United States, has been pleased to approve of Mr. Tristram Coffin, as Keeper of the lighted Beacon near Sherburn in Nantucket” (LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives).