Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Sharp Delany, 6 October 1789

From Sharp Delany1

Philadelphia, October 6, 1789.2 Discusses maintenance and improvement of facilities for aiding navigation in the port of Philadelphia. Recommends that William Allibone be appointed superintendent.3

LS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives; LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.

2The letter book copy is mistakenly dated October 8, 1789.

3This recommendation was accepted, for Allibone was subsequently appointed superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, public piers, and stakage for Philadelphia, Cape Henlopen, and Delaware.

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