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.
1. Letter not found.
2. John McComb, Jr., had contracted for the construction of the lighthouse at Cape Henry.