1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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(ap)propriations in his hands for the 13th District, and you will pay to Mr. Baldwin the consideration expressed in the deed getting the proper vouchers therefor have it recorded and return in to this office.

There is now no obstacle to the immediate construction of the Light House, the plans for which no doubt Col. Williamson has transferred to you. The lantern is now making at Portland, Maine, and will be sent to you at an early day.

Your attention is called to the fact that the appropriation will revert to the Treasury on the 1st July next, except so much of it as is covered by contract before that date, and if you find that you cannot complete it yourself by days works, you will make contracts before July 1st to cover the entire and finished structure.

Do you want a fog bell and apparatus for Yaquina?- If you do answer by telegraph and it will be sent to you.

Copy. Department of Justice. Washington, March 20, 1871.

Sir:

I return herewith the papers received with your letter of the 10th inst. concerning the title to a piece of land fronting on Yaquina Bay and the Pacific Coast, in the State of Oregon, which it is proposed to purchase for the purpose

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1871. Aug. 30 (SIDE BAR) Yaquina rel payment of bills for survey of

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The bill for survey of Yaquina reservation reffered to by your letter of the 18th instant can be paid if you con state on the face of the voucher, "ordered prior to July 1st, 1870"

Mileage cannot be paid to a civilian employe. In such cases actual necessary expenses, certified to by the employe are allowed.

Aug. 31.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of the 19th instant, I have to inform you that Mr. J. A. Sesowrd has been entered on our books as Superintendent of Construction instead of draughtsman, and you may so rate him in your future returns.

Sept. 2 (SIDE BAR) Cape Foulweather L.H. - rel. completion

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sir:

I have to inform you that J. T. Ames of Chicopee, Massachusetts, has a contract for making a first order lantern for the Cape Foulweather Light House and has agreed to have it finished ready to be sent to you, Care of Col. Williamson, San Francisco, by the 1st of January 1872.

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1872. Mar. 5

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I have to inform you that the lantern for Cape Foulweather will be shipped to you, Care of Col. Williamson at San Francisco, by the next steamer from New York.

The lantern had better remain at San Francisco till arrangements can be made between you and Col. Williamson to have it shipped direct from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay.

Mar. 18.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Your letter of the 1st instant relative to payment of bills incurred for Yaquina Bay Light House prior to July 1, 1871, is received.

No additional work should be undertaken at Yaquina without the authority of the Board.

Circular.

Mar. 19.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

In sending requisitions on general appropriations, you will please send a letter of advice of the kind enclose, and of which it is supposed you have blank forms, giving in all cases the special objects of proposed expenditure.

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1872

inst. relative to the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light-station, Oregon, I beg to enclose in copy of a letter to Col. Williamson. Engr. 12th L. H. Dist., Enclosing bill of lading, for the lantern in question which was shipped to him for the Engineer of the 13th Dist., per steamer Ocean Queen in April last.

Very respectfully Your obdt. servant (sig.) I. C. Woodruff Engineer 3rd L. H. District.

Copy.

April 1st, 1872

Col. R. S. Williamson, U.S.A. L. H. Engineer 12th Dist. San Francisco, Cal.

Colonel:

Enclosed please find bill of lading invoice of Sixteen (16) cases containing Lantern for Cape Foulweather Lh-sta., also sixteen (16) pieces casting part of lantern shipped to you for Major H. M. Roberts, L. H. Engineer 13th Dist., March 30th, per steamer "Ocean Queen". When received please send one receipt for this shipment.

Very Respectfully (signed) A. Mac Cafferty By order Genl. I. C. Woodruff Engr. 3rd Dist.

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