Pages That Mention H. M. Robert
1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports
1872. Mar. 5
From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.
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.
From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.
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.
will not be paid for by the United States.
On the 18th of November 1870, the Board requested that the President reserve Lots 3 and 4 of section 8, Township 11 W, Willamette Meridian, Oregon, for purposes of a Light House at Yaquina. Subsequently, after correspondence with the Engineer of the District, (then Major Williamson) there was purchased of Lester P. and Sophronia S. Baldwin. Lots 23 and 24, Section 7; Lot 5 and N. W. 1/4 of S. W. 1/4; and S. W. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 of Section 8, of the same Township.
Lots 3 and 4 of Section 8 have been withdrawn from sale and can be reserved on application of the Board. Will you please to state whether in your opinion the reservation of the whole or a part of this land is to be desired, or whether it should be again opened for sale.
Please to reply at your earliest convenience.
From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.
June 15 To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The following telegram has been this day sent you: Balances special appropriations for Light Houses to not revert on thirtieth June. Few appropriations are now available.
June 20 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: OF the appropriations made for works for your District by the Act of March 3rd 1871, there now remains in the Treasury only a balance of $23,628.56 on account of Cape Foulweather light-station, Oregon 1871-72.
Circular June 15 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Your special attention is called to the requirements of the enclosed circular and the modifications there of which will be made necessary by the act making appropriations for the Light House Establishment for the year 1872-73, which will be sent to you as soon as it is printed.
1872 may be stated as "on or about". The form in regard to Cape Flattery will be forwarded at once giving the characteristic times of sound and interval.
July 12 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Please inform this office whether the lens and lantern have been received for Cape Foulweather Light House.
July 23 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Your letter of the 8th instant transmitting estimates for July 1872 is received. With a view of saving the General Appropriation for Repairs which always runs short at the end of the fiscal year, you will habitually (unless otherwise directed or unless there is some especial reason to the contrary, of which you will inform the Board) pay your office and other incidental expenses, from your Special Appropriations.
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.
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.
In reply to the Board's letter of the 15th