Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 27 January 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, January 27, 1794. “I have the honor to communicate to you the result of the enquiry into ‘the expediency of erecting a light House on Occacock Island or elsewhere near the entrance of Occacock inlet; and an estimate of the probable expence.’…”1

LS, RG 46, Reports from the Secretary of the Treasury, National Archives; LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.

1H submitted this letter with its enclosure to the Senate in “Report Relative to a Lighthouse on Cape Hatteras,” February 20, 1794.

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