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[ Philadelphia ] April 30, 1792 . “Since delivering the estimates and observations for Building a Pier at mud Island. I have made careful Enquiry into the vallue of the articles estimated. The result whereof is that the Smiths ask from 6d to 6d½ for that kind of Iron work, And the Price of Building Stone of Inferiour quality is 5/4 at the whaves & that of Superiour is 6/10. the Delaware paving...
[ Philadelphia ] April 27, 1792 . Encloses “a Coppy of an Invoice of Oil, which has been delivered this day by Joseph Anthony & Son, agreeably to Contract.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. See H to George Washington, April 24, 1792 , and Tobias Lear to H, April 25, 1792 .
I have the Honor to Enclose a statement of what mony will be wanted in discharge of the engagments in the Office of Superintendant of the Delaware Light House &c for the present quarter up to the thirty first Instant and am with Highest Respect your most Obedient. Humble Servant ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. “Statement...
[ Philadelphia ] March 16, 1792 . “Having Particularly Inspected the Condition of the Piers at mud Island, I have the honor to report, that the Pier destroyed by the Breaking up of the Ice, was not Removed intirely from its bed as at first Represented, But that all the upper part thereof Below low water mark was Torn away and now lays sunk. Just against the back part or upper side of what...
[ Philadelphia ] March 13, 1792 . “Unpleasant as the task is, to be the Bearer of bad tidings, it has fallen to my lot; and it is no less then the entire loss & destruction of one of the Piers at mud Island, by the Breaking up of the Ice on thursday last, when the whole body thereof moved at once, with the flood tide and a heavy easterly wind, which forced it with great Violence for A long...
[ Philadelphia ] February 9, 1792. “Sometime about the setting in of the winter … the Inspector for Port Penn, having discovered that a Large quantity of the filling of the second Pier had been taken out, and several Coasters laying there at the same time, his suspicions led him to challenge them therewith, but as all persisted in denying the fact; And their Hatches being laid he could not...
[ Philadelphia ] December 23, 1791 . “I have the Honor to call your attention to a Short report on the state of the establishments under my care as follows: The Light House in good order and well Supplied with every thing Necessary for the ensuing Season—the Publick Piers in good repair. The usual exhanges of Beacons & Buoys and those which were relieved brot. up and deposited in their usual...
Philadelphia, September 28, 1791. Encloses estimates for “the Present quarter” and for “one year comencing the 15th of August.” Reports that the navigational aids in the Delaware River “are now in good order.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. Allibone was master warden of the port of Philadelphia. Allibone was...
[ Philadelphia, June 28, 1791. ] Reports on the condition of navigational aids in the Delaware River in the vicinity of Philadelphia. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
[ Philadelphia ] April 22, 1791 . “I have herewith enclosed a Contract with Joseph Anthony & Son, for the supply of Oil for one years Consumption of the Lighthouse at Cape Henlopen.… I have also enclosed a Contract with John Wilson for Building a Beaconboat to replace the One used at Brown Shoal, it being in a State of decay as will not admit of its being depended upon for another year.…” ALS...
Philadelphia, January 24, 1791. Proposes that two beacon boats on the Delaware River, both of which are “far advanced in a state of decay,” be replaced. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. H’s endorsement reads: “The within proposition appears eligible but Mr [Tench] Coxe will consider it & give me his opinion.”
Philadelphia, December 28, 1790. Discusses “the design of Erecting Piers Opposite to the Borough of Chester” on the Delaware River. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Estimates, Delaware, National Archives.
Philadelphia, November 1, 1790. “I have annexed an abstract of Contracts and Services for which payment will be due in the Course of the present month to which I have added Estimate of the Expenditures for the present year up to the fifteenth of August Next.… It will appear from this abstract and Estimate that it is probable not more than three thousand five hundred Dollars will be wanted for...
[ Philadelphia ] October 25, 1790 . “Enclosed Herewith is accounts of the Expenditures in the Office of Superintendance of the Light House at Cape Henelopen &c., from the first of July to the first of October from which there appears A Ballance in my hands of three hundred and fifty four Dollars and Twenty Eight & one half Cents.… Part of the afforesaid Ballance has been Since paid away and as...
Philadelphia, October 25, 1790. Describes “repairs of the Piers Opposite to Reedy Island.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, September 1, 1790. “Enclosed herewith is Contract with Thomas Connaroe for repairs of all the Publick Piers oposite to Reedy Island.… When this with all the other Contracts made for Supplies and Repairs are compleated, these Establishments will be in Such good condition that there is every reason to expect that after the present year, the annual expenditure therefor will be...
Philadelphia, August 21, 1790. “Enclosed herewith is a new Contract with Abraham Hargis as keeper of the Light House at Cape Henlopen.… Mr. Hargis in agreeing to a reduction of his Sallary expresses a full confidence that when his comparative situation with respect to other Keepers of Light Houses, is fully Investigated, it will be augmented again, And alledges in support of that expectation...
Philadelphia, August 20, 1790. Complains of the difficulty of obtaining contractors for maintenance work on the aids to navigation in the Delaware River. Urges Hamilton to expedite approval of the contract for the repairs to the Cape Henlopen lighthouse. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, August 1, 1790. Expresses concern over delays in the approval of the contracts for repairs on the Cape Henlopen lighthouse and for the lighthouse keeper’s salary. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, July 5, 1790. Describes “a visit of Inspection to the several establishments” under Allibone’s supervision. Intends to draw up contracts for the repair of buoys, piers, and beacons. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia , [ July ] 3, 1790 . “Having returned by this day from a visit of Inspection to the several establishments in the Bay & River Including the light house, it was not without Concern I found your letter of the 22d of last month. Accompanied by the Contract made with abraham Hargis and communicating the disinclination of the President of the United States to approve the allowance of...
Philadelphia, June 15, 1790. Encloses a maintenance contract for the Delaware River establishment. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, June 6, 1790. Encloses “A Contract with Abraham Hargis as keeper of the light House” at Henlopen. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, May 22, 1790. “I herewith Transmit … five several Contracts for supplies and services for the establishments in the Bay and River Deleware.… There will be two others sent forward as soon as they can be effected one for Keeping the light House & one for repairs of Piers.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, May 6, 1790. Proposes that supplies for the following year be purchased immediately to take advantage of favorable prices. Plans to inspect all navigational aids in Delaware River and Delaware Bay at the end of May. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia [ April, 1790 ]. Asks Hamilton’s opinion on Allibone’s recommendations for improving navigation in the Delaware River and Delaware Bay. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives. See Allibone to H, April 29, 1790 .
Philadelphia, April 29, 1790. “I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated april 21st Informing me of my appointment as Superintendant of the Light House and other establishments in the Bay and River Deleware, and containing Instructions for my Government therein, but find that no official Information had reached you, of the Legislature of Pennsylvania having made Cession...
[ Philadelphia ] April 29, 1790 . Discusses proposals for improving navigation in Delaware River and Delaware Bay. ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
Philadelphia, April 5, 1790. “… Agreeably to your circular letter, of the fifth of October last, the several establishments in the Bay and River Deleware have had every necessary attention paid to them.… A scarcity and rise in the article of oyl is likely to take place owing to the demand for the European Market, and the moment any is landed here it is bot. up for that purpose, this has...
[ Philadelphia, February 13, 1790. ] Encloses “Some observations Respecting Further Improvements in the Bay & River Delaware.” Sends a copy “of the Conveyance of A Lot of Land on Cape May.” ALS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.