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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Office of the Light House EngineerThirteenth DistrictPortland, OregonAugust 5, 1871???

Dear Admiral W.B. ShubickChairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I have the honor to inclose for approval - Duplicate Contracts - made for full and final completion of Light House at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Contracts dated June 9, 1871 - made with Ben Simpson - to furnish all labor and work, and transportation of Lens, Lantern, etc. from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay.

Contracts dated June 16, 1871, made with Joseph Bien - to fit together Lantern, Iron work, lens, etc. and deliver same to vessel bound for Yaquina Bay, Oregon, for the sum of $100 U.S. Gold Coin.

These contracts for Light House at Yaquina were made in duplicate - one copy given to

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Office of the Light House EngineerThirteenth District,Portland, OregonAugust 5, 1871 (partially obscured)

Rear Admiral W.B. ShubrickChairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I have the honor to inclose for approval duplicate contracts made for full and final completion of Light House at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Contracts dated June 19, 1871 made with Ben Simpson to furnish all labor and work and transportation of Lens, Lantern, etc. from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay. Contracts dated June 16, 1871 made with Joseph Bien to fit together the lantern, Iron work lens etc. and deliver same to vessel bound for Yaquina Bay, Oregon for the sum of $100 U.S. Gold Coin.

These contracts for Light House at Yaquina were made in triplicate, one copy given to contractor and being made long before I received the

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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is received.

The two contracts with B. Simpson and Joseph Bien for work on Yaquina Bay Light House are herewith returned approved and also the contract with C. F. Brown for building Keeper's dwelling at Cape Disappointment, Washington Territory, of which there is but one copy in this office.

Nov. 13.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. T. A. Jenkins To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The request made to the Commissioner of Customs of which you were informed on the 9th inst. that $774.86 be sent to Col. Duane to pay for the Fog Signal at Cape Flattery has been recalled, and he has been requested instead to send a like sum from the appropriation for expenses of Fog Signals for 1872 for that purpose.

Nov. 14.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. T. A. Jenkins. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I beg to present to your acquaintance Mr. Chas Nordhoff, for a long time Editor in Chief of one of our principal New York daily papers, who visits the Pacific Coast for literary purposes. He is commended to your courtesies as he has expressed much interest in the workings of the Light House Establishment on your coast.

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