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To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 12 February 1794

From Tench Coxe1

[Philadelphia] February 12, 1794. States “that the existing Light House act will expire in the ensuing recess of Congress by its own limitation.”2

LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.

1Coxe was commissioner of the revenue.

2“An Act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 339 [March 2, 1793]) had extended the Government’s responsibility for maintaining these coastal facilities to July 1, 1794. This act was extended for another year by “An Act to continue in force for a limited time, the act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers” (1 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 393 [June 7, 1794].

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