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Assignment and instructions as Superintendent of frigate to be built at Philadelphia

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
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Date August 1, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Captain John Barry (primary)
Summary Instructions, duties and responsibilities as superintendent. Activities must conform to public interest. Treasury of United States will make special contracts for the principal materials. Naval Agents will provide all materials not otherwise provided by Treasury. Workmen and laborers to be furnished by agents in pursuance of constructor requisition. Constructor has direction over workmen. Clerk of the ship yard receives and accounts for all public property. Ensure best materials used; no deviations from instructions issued regarding proportion of hull. Report weekly to Secretary of War the number of workmen employed and progress made in execution.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Captain John Barry; Henry Knox; Naval Agents; Messrs. Gurney and Smith; Alexander Hamilton; Secretary of War; Secretary of Treasury; workmen; laborers; Superintendent; Constructor; Clerk of the Ship Yard; ;
Related Places War Department; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords USS United States; 44 gun frigate; contracts; materials; frigate; hull; ;
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