From the Daily National Intelligencer (Washington, DC), 12/25/1844, p. 4, c. 3
RICHMOND, DECEMBER 23.
A REVENUE CUTTER TO BE BUILT HERE. – We are gratified to be able to state that an iron Revenue Cutter is to be built in our city. A contract for building such a vessel has been entered into with the Department at Washington by Mr. Joseph R. Anderson, lessee of the Tredegar Foundry, and he will proceed promptly with the work. For this purpose he has purchased a ship-yard at Rocketts, and will put up the buildings necessary for the undertaking. The iron will be rolled and cast at the Foundry, and put together at the shipyard.