From Jedediah Huntington1
New London [Connecticut] September 22, 1790. “Mr Nathaniel Richards will contract to supply the Light House at this Port, for one year from the first of October next with Oil, Wick, Candles & Soap … for 380 Dollars.… I have agreed to give Daniel Harris for tending the Light 80 dollars year.…”
ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “C,” Connecticut and New York, National Archives.
1. Huntington was collector of customs at New London, Connecticut.