Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Joseph Whipple, 10 October 1789

From Joseph Whipple

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 10, 1789. “In compliance with … your letter of the 1st inst.1 respecting Light Houses, Beacons &c I have to inform you that there is one Light House in this District at the entrance of the harbour of this Port situate on a point of land on the Island of New Castle placed without the walls of Fort William & Mary which commands the entrance.…”

Copy, RG 56, Letters from the Collector at Portsmouth, National Archives.

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