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Provisional appointment of John Morgan as naval constructor of 44 gun frigate to be constructed at Norfolk Virginia

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date August 8, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name John Morgan (primary)
Summary Henry Knox informs John Morgan of his provisional appointment as naval constructor for 44 gun frigate, Norfolk Virginia; this on condition that Morgan can be spared duties procuring timber for ship construction. Morgan instructed not to leave present duties until he receives orders from Secretary of Treasury.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups John Morgan; Henry Knox; Captain Dale; naval constructor; superintendent; Secretary of Treasury; Alexander Hamilton; War Department; US Navy; ;
Related Places War Department; Norfolk; Virginia; Philadelphia; Georgia; Treasury Department; ;
Keywords 44 gun frigate; timber; live oak; cedar; USS Chesapeake; ;
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