Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage

Document Information
Date October 30, 1790
Author Name John Foster Williams (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
Document Format Letterbook
Source Collection: National Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45

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