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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Blank No. 1 THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY The rules of this Company require that all messages received for transmission, shall be written on the message blanks of the Company, under and subject to the conditions printed thereon, which conditions have been agreed to by the sender of the following message.

THOS. T. ECKERT, Gen’l Sup’t, WILLIAM ORTON, Pres’t, NEW YORK NEW YORK GEO. H. MUMFORD, Sec’y,

Dated Portland Oregon Oct 12 1872

Received at N.E. cor. 14th St. and Penna. Ave. 7??? c/o Chairman Light House Board

Naihn???

Forty cases containing lens etc invoiced April seventeenth reached San Fran—from Col-Woodruff if Lantern is not included in that invoice it has not been received-

Robert-

32 paid Gnl rate write Woodruff and ask if the Lantern was included??? in the invoice Eng’r 3rd Dist written to Oct 15/72.

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon March 14", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

I have the honor to state that the Bill of Lading, received from Gen Michler, only calls for Sixteen(16) cases Lt Ho Lantern Sixteen (16) pces Castings " " as shipped by Gen Woodruff to Col Williamson. The company has delivered to me 16 Cases & 16 pieces Castings, belonging to Foulweather Lantern. But Gen Michler says the San Francisco Agent states that the missing boxes were thrown overboard in stress of weather. Under the circumstances, I do not know whether the entire freight charges should be paid to Pacific Mail SS Co, or not, and would respectfully ask whether the entire charges for freight should be paid; and if not, then how shall I ascertain the precise amount to deduct from their bill, which is $417 29/100 Currency on acc't of the loss of the three boxes. As 3 of the 16 cases contain Glass, it appears there must have been a mistake in shipping, as 19 cases were shipped, and Bill of Lading only covers 16 cases.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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Box 43 CF missing boxes of lens and glass and skylights 1873

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January 16 3

Major H.M. Robert, Portland, Oregon.

Foulweather telegram received. Enquiries will be made at once. It appears from your telegram that the whole number of cases and pieces for Foulweather Lantern shipped by General Woodruff were received by you.

Charge to Light House Board.

Elliot.

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January 16 (187)3

Colonel I. C. Woodruff, Tompkinsville, New York.

See your letter to Williamson of April first last. Sixteen cased and sixteen pieced have been received, but there are missing of Cape Foulweather lantern, eight lantern posts, sixteen floor lights, sixteen rafters, sixteen tie rods, and Lights Station ready for lighting. Where are they?

Elliot.

Charge to L. H. Board

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January 16

Sir:

The following telegram has been this day sent you:

"See your letter to Williamson of April first last. Sixteen cases and sixteen pieces have been received, but there are missing of Cape Foulweather lantern eight lantern posts, sixteen floor lights, sixteen rafters, sixteen tie rods, and "Station ready for lighting. Where are they?"

Col. I. C. Woodruff. Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L.H. Engineer. New York City.

Very respectfully, George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary.

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January 16 (187)3

Sir: Your telegram of the 15th instant has been received, and the following answer has been this day sent you by telegraph:

"Foulweather telegram received. Enquiries will be made at once. It appears from your telegram that the whole number of cases and pieces for Foulweather lantern, shipped by General Woodruff has been received by you."

Very respectfully, Major H. M. Robert. Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L.H. Engineer. Portland, Oregon.

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary.

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January 17 (187)3

Major H. M. Robert, Portland, Oregon.

With Woodruff's letter to Williamson of April first last, was sent a list of contents of sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces. All the parts you report as missing were included. Telegraph to Michler for the list. You must have made some mistake. If this will delay lighting beyond first of March inform The Board.

Elliot.

Charge to Light House Board

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January 18 (187)3

Sir: The following telegram was yesterday sent you:

"With Woodruff's letter to Williamson, of April first last, was sent a list of contents of sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces. All the parts you report as missing were included. Telegraph to Michler for the list. You must have made some mistake. If this will delay lighting beyond first of March, inform the Board."

Major H. M. Robert. Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L. H. Engineer Portland, Oregon.

Very respectfully, George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary.

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January 20 (187)3

Sir:

Referring to your letter of the 17th instant relating to the lantern for Cape Foulweather. I have to say that the Board has been informed that the lantern has been found at San Francisco and that the parts already mentioned are missing. I have to suggest that you ask the Engineer of the 12th district for receipt.

Very respectfully,George H. ElliotMajor of Engineers, U.S.A.Engineer Secretary.

Col. I. C. Woodruff, U.S.A.Engineer 13th Dist.TomkinsvilleN.Y.

P.S.the floor Lights - is best offer in your bid of ?? is best of ?? GE

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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March 5 2

Sir:

Please to have the lantern for Cape Foulweather (reported by Ames & Co. of Chicopee, Mass. to be ready) inspected, and if up to the requirements of the contract, see that it is shipped at the expense of Ames & Co. on board steamer for California. The boxes should b e marked "Major H.M. Robert, Care of Col. R.S. Williamson, Light House Engineer, San Francisco, California", and the bill of lading sent to the latter.

Very Respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Col. J. C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L.H. Engineer New York City

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March 5 2

Gentlemen:

In reply to your letter of the 2nd instant, I have to inform you that Col Woodruff, the Engineer of the 3rd Light House District, has been requested to have the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light House duly inspected, and if up to the requirements of the contract, to see that it is shipped on board steamer for California. The boxes will be marked "Major H.M. Robert, care of Major R.S. Williamson, Light House Engineer, San Francisco, California".

Very respectfully,

George Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Ames Man. Company Chicopee, Mass.

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Sir.

Please inform this office whether you have received invoices from Saulter Lemormier & Co. of a 1st order F.V.F. lens for Cape Foulweather; also whether the manufacturers of illuminating apparatus at Paris regularly send you invoices with their consignments.

Very respectfully,

George H. Elliot Maj. of Engineers Engineer Secretary

Lt. Col. I.C. Woodruff Eng. 3d & 4th L.H. Dists. New York.

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Sir:

Please inform me whether the lens ordered on the 11th of August last to be sent to the Light House Engineers of the 12th District for use at Cape Foulweather, Oregon, has been forwarded.

Very Respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Lt. Col. I.C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers L.H. Engineers New York, NY

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March 7 2

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 6th instant, I have to request that you will advise the Board when the lens for Cape Foulweather Light House is sent to San Francisco. The lens should be sent to "Major H.M. Robert, care Major R.S. Williamson, San Francisco" ???.

You will please notify the Board in all cases where lenses are sent.

Very respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Lt. Col. I.C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers U.S.A. L.H. Engineers New York City

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March 19 2

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 14th instant, enclosing bill for first order lantern for Cape Foulweather, Oregon, $3000, I have to inform you that Gen. Woodruff, the Light House Engineer at Soupkinsville, Staten Island, has requested to pay the bill if the work is found to be completed according to contract.

Very respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

George ??? Esq. Agent Ames Man'g Co. Chicopee, Mass.

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Box 45 CF missing boxes of lens glass and skylights 1873

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February 21 (187)3

Sir:

Inadvertently the original list of contents of boxes containing Cape Foulweather lantern, sent with your letter of the 17th January, was forwarded to Major Robert. Please to send a copy by return mail, and state whether you sent any lantern glass for that Light House, and if so, when, and in how many boxes.

Very respectfully. George H. Elliot. Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Col. I. C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L. H. Engineer. New York City.

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February (??) (187)3

Sir

The enclosed are copies of telegrams just received from the Engineer of the 13th District in regard to Cape Foulweather lanterns. They are not entirely intelligible but you are requested to consider them in connection with the Boards letter of yesterday asking if you sent glass for the lantern and when. It is feared that as Cape Foulweather is so nearly inaccessible that considerable delay will occur in the lighting of the Light House.

Very respectfullyGeorge H. Elliot.Major of Engineers, U.S.A.Engineer Secretary

Col. I. C. WoodruffEng'r 3rd L.H. DistrictNew York.

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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of a light-house site and have the honor to state that in my opinion the deed of conveyance from Lester P. Baldwin and wife to the United States, executed on the 11th of January last and offered for the acceptance of the government is sufficient to pass a valid title to the premises.

I am sir very respectfully Your obedient servant. (sig) A. T. Akerman. Attorney General.

Hon. Geo. S. Boatwell Secretary of the Treasury.

Mar.23. From Engineer Sec'y Maj. G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Gen. Woodruff has today been requested to send you by the first steamer a 5th order lens, fixed 240° for Yaquina Bay Light House.

(SIDE BAR) Telegram Mar.25 From Engineer Sec'y Major G. H. Elliot. To Col. R. S. Williamson Corps Engineers.

Foulweather appropriation made. Yaquina reverts.

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Sept. 25

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

Sir: On your account current of disbursemints on account of general appropriations for the quarter ending June 30, 1872, you report a balance on hand of $458.55. You are requested to pay all outstanding bills incurred prior to July 1st 1872, to deposit any balance of those funds that may then remain in your hands and forward certificate of deposit and account of disbursements to this office as soon as practicable, thus closing all transactions with appropriations for the general service of the last fiscal year.

Oct. 18

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

Sir: Enclosed herewith please find copies of letters from Colonel I. C. Woodruff, Engineer 3rd Light House District, relative to the lantern for Cape Foulweather, which is sent you for your information.

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Office of Light House Engineer Third District. Tompkinsville, N.Y. October 17, 1872

Prof. Joseph Henry S. S. D. Chairman L.H. Board Washington, D.C.

Sir:

In reply to the Board's letter of the 15th

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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.

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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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will be made at once. It appears from your telegram that the whole number of cases and pieces for Foulweather lantern shipped by General Woodruff were received by you.

Jan 16 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers With Woodruffs letter to Williamson of April 1st last was sent a list of contents of sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces. All the parts you report as missing were included Telegraph to Michler for the list. You must have made some mistake. If this will delay lighting beyond first of March inform the Board.

Jan. 20 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M.Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Please find herewith a bill of lading and a list of contents of the sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces which you report to have received, comprising and containing the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light House. You will see that all the rafters and tie rods were contained in box No. 6. The sixteen lantern posts were contained in boxes 10,11,12 & 13. As these boxes were received it is supposed that there must have been a miscount and that you will find all of the above mentioned pieces. In regard to the floor lights, they do not appear in the list of contents of the boxes, but they

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1873 Mch. 5 Foulweather Lantern vault covers - sent. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: I have to inform you that the following articles were shipped you at Portland, Oregon, per ateamer "Rising Star" on the 26th February , 1873, by Colonel J. C. Woodruff Light House Engineer 3rd District, viz: Fourteen (14) prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather Lantern ________________________________ Mch. 6. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: General Woodruff Engineer 3rd and 4th Light House District requests funds to the amount of $ 105: to pay for 14 prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather lantern. As there are no funds in the Treasury available for this purpose, you are requested to deposit that amount to the credit of the Treasure of the United Sates from the amount in your hands belonging to the appropriation for Cape Foulweather lightstation. Oregon 1871-72 and to forward the original certificate of deposit to this office. ________________________________

Mch. 7. Mouth of Columbia River ??? ???: light houses fog signal location of sites From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: You are requested to confer with Captain Spotts, the Inspector of the 12th and 13th Districts, either by correspondence or in person (at the site) as to the proper location of the small light -house and fog-signal at the mouth of the Columbia river, which you are to erect. Also in regarding to

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Visitor Logs August 15th 1887

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