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New York, June 9, 1785. Cannot represent them in their land dispute with Robert Lettis Hooper and James Wilson, as Hooper and Wilson previously have engaged Hamilton’s services in the controversy. ADfS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. See John D. Coxe and Tench Coxe to H, May 21, 1785 .
[ New York, October 26, 1789. On November 30, 1789, Coxe wrote to Hamilton : “by way of answer to the queries I had the honour to receive from you, the 26th of last month.” Letter not found. ]
Your obliging favours of the 30th of November, and 16th instant, with the communications accompanying them, have been duly received. Accept my best acknowledgments for the attention you have paid to my request; and believe that I mean not a mere compliment, when I say that your compliance with it has procured me much useful information, and many valuable observations. I have not leisure to add...
I have just received your letter of the 27th of April. Yours of the 6th of the same month also came to hand in due time; though peculiar reasons prevented an earlier acknowledgment of it. The appointment of his assistant is, by the act establishing the treasury department, vested in the secretary himself. The conviction I have of your usefulness in that station, and my personal regard for you,...
Reposing especial trust and confidence in your integrity, diligence, and abilities, I, Alexander Hamilton, secretary of the treasury of the United States, in virtue of the power to me given, by the act entitled “An act to establish the treasury department,” do constitute and appoint you assistant to the said secretary: To hold and exercise the said office during the pleasure of the secretary...
It is the intention of the President of the United States, verbally communicated to me that the salary [of the keeper of the Light House Cape Henry] shall be equal to the keeper of the light House on the Delaware. In communicating this you will explain that the first salary proceeded from mistake. I am with much Consideration  sir  Your Obed Servt [PS   Inclosed are the papers concerning the...
Pursuant to the 6th Section of the Act making alterations in the Treasury & War Departments, I have concluded to commit to you the general Superintendence of the Light Houses and other establishments relating to the security of Navigation according to the powers vested in me by law. Information will be given accordingly to the respective Superintendents who will be instructed to correspond in...
Treasury Department, June 23, 1792. Encloses “the contract between the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House and Abraham Hargis.” LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. See Coxe to H, May 28, 1792 ; H to George Washington, June 19, 1792 ; H to Tobias Lear, June 22, 1792 ; and Lear to H, June 22, 1792 .
The President having approved of the contract between the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House &ca. and Thomas Davis and Thomas Connaroe, for erecting a pier in the River Delaware, the papers relating to that object are herewith returned, in order that the business may be proceeded upon. I am, with great consideration,   Sir,   Your Obedt Servant LS , Connecticut College Library, New...
Treasury Department, June 30, 1792. Returns “contracts for the stakeage of certain waters in North Carolina” which have received the President’s approbation. LS , RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Hamilton, National Archives. See H to George Washington, June 28, 1792 .