1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of March 6, 1873, and in compliance herewith to enclose the original certificate of deposit with the 1st Nat'l Bank, Portland, Ogn. for $105 # from the appropriation for Cape Foulweather light station Ogn. 1871-72, to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States to pay for 14 prismatic vault covers.
Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon May 7th 1873
Sir: There will probably be a small surplus of the Cape Foulweather appropriation, not to exceed one thousand dollars. ??? the completion of the work. I would respectfully ask if I can use it - the entire balance - in the purchase of material for repairs made at other Light Houses, & also whether the funds are available after June 30th. Every Light House on the Sound except New Dungenness, is in need of repairs, some of them very badly, & if allowed this balance could thus be saved from reverting to the Treasury.
Very respectfully Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj Engr & LHouse 13th Dist