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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports
1870 Clerk will be competent to make out and certify to this abstract.
1871 Jan. 4.
From Engineer Secretary Elliot. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps of Engineers. Sir: Herewith there is sent to you a bound volume for each of your offices, containing Plans and Specifications of Light Houses at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and St Simons Georgia.
Jan. 11. From Chrmn. L.H.B. Rear Adml. W.B. Shubrick. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps Engineers. Sir: Herewith is sent to you a copy of an authorization of the Honorable the Secretary of War for the erection of a house and shop for the Lampist of the Pacific Coast, on the Presidio Military Reservation. The Board requires that the Lampist shall live on the Reservation, and it is desirable that he shall be as near the public wharf at Fort Point as the Military authorities will allow. You are requested to forward
Bien will be paid for the repairs you mention in the same manner as heretofore, and his monthly pay will commence when you have the house and shop ready for him at Fort Point. The Board in authorizing the employment of Mr Bien made it distinctly understood that he was to live and have his shop at Fort Point, and devote his entire time to the Government, and if he is not satisfied with these conditions, he will inform you at once, so that one of the lampists in the service of the Establishment at the Depot at Staten Island may be sent to you. When not otherwise employed, the lampist will be required to make the burners and the tin, copper, and brass utensils for the supply of the Light Stations of your Coast.
Jan. 20. From Engineer Secretary Maj G.H. Elliot. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps Engineers. Sir: Your letter of the 12th instant transmitting estimates for funds from the appropriations for Yaquina Bay and Trinidad Head Light Houses, is