Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates

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Date November 21, 1794
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary)
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes The author's address is "next door, below the Golden Swan, North Third Street".
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxton; Thomas Truxtun; Navy; constructor; ;
Related Places India; next door, below the Golden Swan, North Third Street; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords placing the masts in the small draught of an American 44 gun frigate; attend to the following rule; bowsprit to sleeve up 14 inches to every yard in length; fore mast; main mast; mizzen mast; take pains with this draft and attend to the above directions and draw the draft complete with all the sails set by the wind; main stay sail; main top mast stay sail; middle stay sail; top mast stay sails; mizzen stay sail; mizzen top mast stay sail; mizzen the main sail; fore sail; tops sails; top gallant sails; need not draw the royals; attend to the dimension here inclosed of all the spars; make you a present of a handsome piece of india cloth for your wife; frigate construction; ;
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