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Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date October 14, 1794
Author Name Joshua Humphreys (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Joshua Humphreys; William; hands; woodcutters; negroes; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; N. England; New England; Georgia; ;
Keywords live oak; frigate construction; some of the keels are already hauled into the yards; drafts are immediately wanted; time is now fast advancing; drafts will be wanted before they can be compleat; greatest attention is paid by you to that business; shole of the business is completed; trust you will see the necessity of it; near one hundred hands gone from N. England to cut the frames; Negroes they can procure; ;
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