An act concerning the specifications of the Superintendents and other persons employed in the Lighthouse Service.

 

  1. Whereas the Legislature of the United States by an act of the 5th day of February,1796 have increased the fund for maintaining & repairing the Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, public piers ____ and sundry applications have been made by persons employed in the superintendence & keeping of the same for an addition to their respective compensations, it is hereby established and declared that from the commencement of the current year the following allowances shall be paid to the several descriptions of persons aforesaid.
  2. To each of the superintendents of the Lighthouses in the United States (except those on Sandy hook & Cape Henlopen) there shall be allowed a ____of five ____ on all sums of money by them disbursed for the Lighthouses and other … aforesaid under their superintendent once respectively.
  3. To each of the said Superintendents there Shale also be allowed ____ two and one half  _____On the monies by them disbursed for Lighthouses & other Establishments as aforesaid not under their immediate superintendence.
  4. To the Superintendent of the Light houses of other establishments, as aforesaid on Sandy hook of other places connected with the navigation of the State of New York, there shale continue to be allowed the sum of four hundred dollars per annum.
  5. To the Superintendent of the Lighthouse on Cape Henlopen & the other Establishments connected with the navigation of the River and bay of Delaware there shale continue to be allowed the sum of five hundred Dollars per annum.
  6. To each of the Keepers of the Lighthouses and Beacons, there shale be allowed the sum herein set against his station & designation together with the … occupancy of employment of the buildings and Land belonging to the United States and appears tenant to the establishment under his care, that is to say.

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on New ____ Island Dollars.................... 200.”

To the keeper of the Lighthouse on Sequin Island

     as soon as he shale be required to perform Duty.................................... 200.

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse at Portland head...................................... 200.

To the Keeper of the Light House on …Island........................................... 266.67

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Thatcher’s Island................................ 266.67

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Lighthouse

     Island in Boston Bay............................................................................. 333.33

TO the Keeper of the Lighthouse on the Gournet near................................ 200.

   Plymouth

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Nantucket Island................................. 266.67

To the Keeper of the Beacon of Sherburne harbour.................................... 120.

To To the keeper of the Lighthouse on Couanicut Island............................. 200.

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse at the mouth of the

     River Thames near New London........................................................... 200.

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Montauk Point

     As soon as he shale be required to perform Duty................................... 266.67

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Sandy hook...................................... $333.33

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Cape Henlopen................................... 333.33

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Cape Henry........................................ 333.33

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Cape Hatteras

    as soon as he shale be required to perform Duty..................................... 333.33

To the Keeper of the Beacon on Shell Castle Island

     as soon as he shale be required to perform Duty.................................... 150.

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse at Bald Head

     Cape Fear.......................................................................................... $333.33

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on middle

     Bay Island near Charleston................................................................... 333.33

To the Keeper of the Lighthouse on Tybee Island....................................... 267.25

 

Given under my hand at Philadelphia

On the 10th day of March 1796 and in

The 20th year of the Independence

Of the United States.

 

G.Washington


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