Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Newton, Junior, 8 July 1791

From Thomas Newton, Junior

Norfolk [Virginia] July 8, 1791. “A long absence from home has been the cause of your letter of the 8th Ulto1 not being answered sooner. The business shall be attended to as you requested.… The business has not been in the least retarded, Mr McComb2 is ingaged in getting up the stone formerly lodged there, for the same purpose, to make the foundation with.…”

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

1Letter not found.

2John McComb, Jr., had contracted for the construction of the lighthouse at Cape Henry.

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