From Tobias Lear
United States, January 24th, 1790
In obedience to the commands of the President of the United States, I have the honor to transmit to you a letter from His Excellency Beverley Randolph Governor of Virginia, dated January the 14th 1790, relating to the materials which were placed upon Cape Henry by the States of Virginia and Maryland for the purpose of building a Light House; and likewise the report of General Wood1 upon the same subject, which report was enclosed in Governor Randolph’s letter to the President of the United States.
I have the honor to be, with perfect respect, Sir, Your most Obedt. Servt.
Secretary to the President
of the United States.
The Honorable The Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S.
LS, RG 26, “Segregated” Lighthouse Records, National Archives; copy, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Lieutenant Governor James Wood of Virginia.