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.