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Letter Describing Timber Types & Cuts for Frigate Construction & the Merits of Oak and Red Cedar

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Estimate Book, Saml. Hodgdon, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date May 16, 1795
Author Name Joshua Humphreys (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Timothy Pickering (primary) John Stagg
Summary Letter, describes timber cuts regarding Frigate construction. There is difficulty in procuring the top timbers of red cedar. The top timbers and half timbers that form the sides of the ports should be of oak.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering; Joshua Humphreys; John Stagg; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords top timbers; red cedar; whole length; half timbers; oak; wake of the chain; top timbers forward'and aft; amidships; futtocks; builders; 36 gun frigates; taken from the draft; fixing the cuts of the timbers; rigular plan; heads of the third futtock; port sills; 44 gun frigates; frigate construction; ;
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