George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., 13 July 1796

Mount Vernon 13th July 1796


The contract entered into between William Allibone, Superintendent of the Light House establishment for the Bay of Delaware, and Garret Hulsecamp, for placing and managing the floating Beacons & Buoys in the said Bay, of Delaware, is returned approved.

It is to be presumed that these contracts are not more frequent than necessary; yet, as they are so often repeated; and are heavy in the aggregate, for the above mentioned Bay; it may not be inexpedient to make indirect enquiries whether these frequent renewals is the result of real necessity. and to what account the old materials are carried.

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