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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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22 (crossed out) 14Office, L. H. Engineer, 13th DistrictPortland, Oregon,July 22, 1871

Henry M. Robert,Maj. of Engr's & L. H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District

Letter in relation to proposed Light Keepers Dwelling at Cape Foulweather, Oregon.Enclose 8Proposal of C. F. Brown Copy of letter addressed tobidders on Cape Disappointment Light Keepers dwelling.Copy of letter to Mr Ben Simpson

ack (acknowledge) Return to deskA.H.S.Answr'd by telegram Aug 9

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Telegram

Accept lowest bid for dwelling at Cape Foul-weather which must be within site of Lighthouse & not far from it. E.

4 Tracings in Draft Room Files.13th District 2 Y.16 Sept., 1871.

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contractor and being made long before (I) received the instructions contained in letter from L.H. Board of July 20, 1871 with blank forms. Do not correspond with those instructions that were made in accordance with the best information I could obtain from the L.H. Clerk - 12th District.

In accordance with letter from L.H. board of July 20, I have the honor to inclose for approval the only copy in my office of contract with C.F. Brown for building Light Keepers dwelling at Cape Disappointment, Wash Ty, on which contract I have copied the approvals of the L.H. Board made on the original contract sent them June 22, 1871 and I respectfully request that this copy be returned to me. (last 7 words underlined).

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,

Henry M. RobertMaj. if Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House EngineerThirteenth DistrictPortland, OregonOctober 28, 1871

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

Sir:

I have the honor to transmit a copy of my letter dated August 5 mailed from this office same date inclosing for approval duplicate contracts for full and final completion of Light House at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Also one copy of contract with C.F. Brown for building L.K. dwelling at Cape Disappointment, Wash. Ter.

The receipt of this letter has never been acknowledged and I am in doubt whether it has reached the L.H. Board. I stated in that letter the copies of contracts sent were the last in this office and if they were lost in the mail. I would respectfully request copies of the contracts in the Office of the L.H. Board.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,

Henry M. RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District.

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instructions contained in Letter from L.H. Board July 20 1871, with Blank Forms, do not correspond with those instructions - but were made in accordance with the best information I could obtain from the L.H. Clerk 12th DistrictIn accordance with Letter from L.H. Board of July 2 I have the honor to inclose forapproval the only Copy in my office of Contract with C.F. Brown for building Light Keepers dwelling at Cape Disappointment Wash. Ty, on which Contract I have copied the approval of the L.H. Board. made on the original contract sent them June. 12. 1871. and I respectfully request that this copy be returned to me.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District.289

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In tower, Carpenter's and Laborer's work to be completed -

Brick walk to be laid from rear gate to house and soil placed on surface of garden.

Cape Hancock Light Station. Wash Ty.

Completed new house and frame for fog bell in place of those destroyed by the blast of the 15" gun - Dimensions as follows. House 10 feet square by 8 feet high. Balloon frame weather boarded, painted white. Bell frame is 8 1/2 feet high from the floor and made of 10 in square timber.

In the Light House the plate glass that was broken has been replaced.

Per contract with C.F. Brown dated June 19, 1871, the new dwelling for light keeper is in course of construction, the brickwork being completed and frame up.

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material raised with it to the top of the island. I think that work cannot not be commenced on the cistern and building before the last of September.

Cape Foulweather Light Station - OregonAugust .14. made contract with .C. F. Brown to build Light Keepers dwelling for $11500_coin. Quadruplicates contracts_&c. Sent for Approval to .L.H. Board. August_22_

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District.313

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Cape Foulweather Light Station Oregon. Laborers at work making road from the Site of Light House to the sand bank on beach. Road about 3/4 mile long - Left this city September 21 to inspect this station and Yaquina L.H. returned to this city September 29.

Probable work in October. Will commence excavation for Tower - Commenceconstruction of quarters for men and arrange for landing of material.

Cape Hancock Light Station Wash Ty Light Keepers dwelling - built by C.F. Brown contractor - Frame is up - Roof on- Building enclosed and about 1/2 done.

Probable work in October Building will be sided and plastered.

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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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