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Prepared to Cut Cedar Timber if Terms Are Agreeable

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date January 2, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Tench Francis (primary)
Summary Letter, informs availability to cut cedar for Frigate frames; asks for written instructions re procedures.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Tench Francis; Josiah Fox; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Hog Island; ;
Keywords proposal; expedition; cedar timber; frames; frigates; impediment; cutting; moulds; molds; terms; instructions; ;
Key Phrases requisite that suitable instructions should be given me in writing before my departure from this city for regulating my general proceedings; attentively considered your proposal of my undertaking an expedition to Hog Island or its vicinity; cut what cedar timber may be wanted to complete the frames of the frigates now building; impediments in my family are removed which prevented me complying earlier with your request; tender my services for cutting the necessary cedar timber agreeable to moulds that may be prepared for that purpose provided the terms are agreeable;

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