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From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 5 August 1790

To George Washington

Treasury Department, August 5, 1790. “The Secretary of the Treasury has the honor respectfully to submit to the President of the United states a contract … for shingling two houses, and building a breast-work for the foundation of the light-house at Cape-Henlopen He begs leave to offer an opinion, that the terms of this agreement appear to him advantageous to the United states.”

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

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