From Tench Coxe
Treasury Department, Revenue Office, December 29, 1794. “I beg the favor of a payment as usual on account, to the Superintendent of the Delaware Light House,1 & the establishments for the Shipping to the amount of three hundred & eighty five Dollars.2 It is to enable him to discharge, the accounts which will become due on or before the 31st instant.”
LC, RG 26, Lighthouse Letters, Vol. I, National Archives.
1. William Allibone was superintendent of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers for Philadelphia, Cape Henlopen, and Delaware Bay.
2. A warrant for this sum was issued to Allibone on December 31, 1794 (RG 217, Miscellaneous Treasury Accounts, 1790–1894, Account No. 6467, National Archives).