From Sharp Delany1
LS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives; LC, Bureau of Customs, Philadelphia.
1. This letter is in reply to “Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs,” October 1, 1789.
2. The letter book copy is mistakenly dated October 8, 1789.
3. This recommendation was accepted, for Allibone was subsequently appointed superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, public piers, and stakage for Philadelphia, Cape Henlopen, and Delaware.