From George Washington
Mount-Vernon October 12th. 1790.
I have received your letter of the 5th instant. The public service requiring the arrangements, which you have made, relative to the Light Houses of Newport and Portland, they are perfectly agreeable to me, and receive my approbation.
I am, Sir Your most obedient Servant
Alexander Hamilton Esquire
Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.
LS, United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut; LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.