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To Alexander Hamilton from Tobias Lear, 18 July 1793

From Tobias Lear1

United States July 18th. 1793.

By the President’s command T. Lear has the honor to inform the Secretary of the Treasury, that the President having duly considered the Representation of the Commissioner of the Revenue and the other documents relative to the compensations of the Keepers of the Light Houses, which were put into his hands by the Secretary, Approves of the Alterations of certain compensations as suggested by the Secretary, vizt.

1st. For the Keeper of the Light House on

Thatchers Island pr. Annum 266 ⅔ drs
2 do Boston Bay 266 ⅔
3 do Plymouth 200
4 do Portland Head 160
5 do Cananicut 160
6 do New London 120
7 do Sandy Hook 266.⅔

to commence from the 1st day of the present Month.

The President thinks it proper that the Keeper of the Light-House at Portsmouth be informed, that he must reside on the spot where the Light House is, if he continues in that office, and that he will not be permitted to employ a deputy to take care of the Light House, unless upon some special occasion.

Tobias Lear
Secretary to the President
of the United States

Copy, RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, Lear, National Archives.

1This letter is in reply to H to George Washington, June 22, 1793.

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