Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Thomas Newton, Junior, 4 August 1792

From Thomas Newton, Junior1

Norfolk [Virginia] August 4, 1792. Describes progress of construction of lighthouse at Cape Henry. Asks Hamilton to instruct John McComb, Jr., the contractor, “To have a pavement without the Light house as the sand drifts very much.”

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

1Newton was inspector of the revenue for Survey No. 4 in Virginia.

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