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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports
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.
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.
(SIDE BAR) Telegram Apr 10. From Engineer Sec'y Major Geo. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.
Have new and correct deed executed and pay the money, if abstract or chain of title is the same in both cases.
(SIDE BAR) Yaquina deed for site al Apr. 11. From Engineer Sec'y Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.
Sir: In reply to your letter of the 1st April, I have to say that it will be better to get a new deed for the site at Yaquina than to correct the old one. The money can be paid without further reference to this office if the abstract of title on which the Attorney General formed his opinion does not require to be changed- that is, if the chain of title is the same for the correctly as for the erroneously described piece of land.