From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 18, 1792. Encloses “an account of Abraham Hargis the Contractor for sinking and completing the well at the Cape Henlopen or Delaware light House.”1 Discusses the terms of the contract and compares it with the contract for the repair of the lighthouse at Cape Henry in Virginia.2 Discusses the compensation of the keeper of the Portland lighthouse.3
LC, RG 58, Letters of Commissioner of Revenue, 1792–1793, National Archives.
1. Hargis’s accounts may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Accounts No. 3179, 3620, National Archives.