From William Allibone1
[Philadelphia] April 22, 1791. “I have herewith enclosed a Contract with Joseph Anthony & Son, for the supply of Oil for one years Consumption of the Lighthouse at Cape Henlopen.… I have also enclosed a Contract with John Wilson for Building a Beaconboat to replace the One used at Brown Shoal, it being in a State of decay as will not admit of its being depended upon for another year.…”
ALS, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters Received, Vol. “A,” Pennsylvania and Southern States, National Archives.
1. Allibone was superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, public piers, and stakage for Philadelphia, Cape Henlopen, and Delaware River and Bay.