Office of the Light House Engineer
Thirteenth District
Portland, Oregon
August 5, 1871???

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


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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