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Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 2, 1795
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Thomas Truxton; Captain Thomas Truxtun; Josiah Fox; Stodder; builder; naval constructor; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Baltimore; Kensington; ;
Keywords draughts of the frigates; employed by the secretary of war; build the frigate; he would do whatever he pleased saying he could build a ship better than any other person; not pay any attention to the moulds or bevellings; conformity to directions from any person appointed to superintend the aforesaid frigate; person which has occupied my memory; reasonable ground for supposing the constructor of the navy of the U.S.; Capt. who is appointed to superintend; abilities to conduct the business; officers of the executive department of government; esteemed friend; builder who resides at Kensington; person of character and reputation; frigates; company; ;
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