Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tobias Lear, 22 June 1792

From Tobias Lear

[Philadelphia] June 22, 1792. Transmits “the Contract made with Abraham Hargis for sinking a Well for the accomodation of the Delaware Lighthouse, which has received the President’s approbation.”1

LC, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1See H to George Washington, June 19, 1792; H to Lear, June 22, 1792; Tench Coxe to H, May 28, 1792.

On June 25, 1792, Tench Coxe wrote to William Allibone that the President’s approval was stated as follows: “Approved June 22, 1792, with the reservation, that if all the materials mentioned … are not used in the work a proportional deduction shall be made from the sum stipulated” (LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives).

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