Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 18 December 1792

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.

1Hargis’s accounts may be found in RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Accounts No. 3179, 3620, National Archives.

See also Coxe to H, May 28, 1792; H to George Washington, June 19, 1792; H to Tobias Lear, June 22, 1792; Lear to H, June 22, 1792; H to Coxe, June 23, 1792.

2See Coxe to H, November 30, December 3, 1792, and Lear to H, December 6, 1792.

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