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Procuring materials for frigates

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date July 10, 1794
Author Name Stephen Higginson (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary Letter to the Treasury Secretary regarding copper and iron for frigates. Agrees with the decision to buy copper from England, but states that sailmakers universally agree that American-made material for sails is of better quality and less liable to mildew. Also comments on foreign affairs -- expresses relief that the tensions between Portugal and Algiers is now gone. Suggests that in a short time, it might be a wise idea to make a commercial treaty with Britain.
Document Format Printed Document
Document Notes ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Stephen Higginson; sail makers; John Jay;
Related Places Boston; England; Russia; Portugal; Algiers; Paris; London; Europe; Britain;
Keywords Frigates; copper; iron; duck; town; vessels; sails; mildew; commerce; robbers; peace; war; treaty; Jay Treaty;
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