Recommendation of Josiah Fox as Assistant Naval Constructor

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Date May 14, 1795
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name William Pennock (primary)
Summary Letter, recommends Fox as assistant constructor; mentions Navy Department.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups William Pennock; Timothy Pickering; Morgan; Humphreys; Josiah Fox; assistant constructor; ;
Related Places War Office; Virginia; United States; Navy Department; ;
Keywords draughts; models; timbers; frigates; ship; moulds; ;
Key Phrases assistant constructor; direct with certainty the application of the draughts and models in fashioning all the timbers and building the ship; destined to construct the frigate to be built in Virginia; beg leave to recommend him to your attention; absence; handsomely spoken of; few men in this country equally qualified in this line; good character and professional skill render him a valuable acquisition to the United States; barer hereof; employed in the Navy Department in this city assisting Mr. Humphreys the constructor in making the moulds and draughts for the frigates;

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