Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Jacob Wray, 12 October 1789

From Jacob Wray1

Hampton, Virginia, October 12, 1789. “Your letter of the first Instant2 came to hand yesterday we have no Lighthouse Beacon or Buoys in this District but if a Lighthouse was fixed on Cape Henry & also Smaller Lights on old point Comfort & New point Comfort it would inlighten the great Chesapeek Bay as the most wild & dangerous part of the Bay it would gain the Blessing of Thousands.…”

ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.

1Wray was collector of the customs at Hampton.

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