Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Tench Coxe, 13 December 1794

From Tench Coxe

Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 13, 1794. “It is necessary that a keeper of the Lighted Beacon near Sherburn in Nantucket be appointed. Tristam Coffin is mentioned as a person the collector1 has engaged, from whence may be inferred that he approves of the said Coffin as a qualified person.…”

LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.

1Stephen Hussey had been appointed collector of customs at Nantucket and Sherburne, Massachusetts, on August 3, 1789 (Executive Journal, I description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate (Washington, 1828),I. description ends , 13).

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