1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books


1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336



Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon March 3, 1873

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, DC Sir:

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.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M. Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports




instant, you are authorized to enter into contraction written tenders for material, labor and transportation for Cape Foulweather Light House, requiring an answer within ten days and sending the tenders to the most reliable parties.

There is a clause in the appropriation bill which, if passed, will hold the appropriation good for two years from the time the site is obtained and jurisdiction ceded. You will be further informed on this point after the passage of the bill.

May 21.

From Naval Secretary C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert. Coprs Engineers.


In reply to your letter of the 6th instant relative to Light House reservation at Yaquina, I have to say that the 20 acres referred to should be surveyed and permanent parks planted and report should be made as to whether these 20 acres will be sufficient for the purpose.

May 24.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.


Referring to your letter of the 6th instant, relative to separation of funds, I have to say that as there is still some misunderstanding between the First National Bank at Portland and the [ Treasurer of the United States, you will please inform the Cashier of the Bank, that you should be mentioned in his reports as Light House Engineer.

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