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Discussion of Supplying Live Oak Timbers for Frigates

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date February 14, 1796
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: War Office
Summary Letter, discusses supply of live oak for Frigates; mentions Congress.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxtun; Francis; S Sterett; ;
Related Places War Office; Baltimore; Philadelphia; Georgia; departments; Francis; S Sterett; ;
Keywords live oak; marine affairs; cargoes; ;
Key Phrases speedily we shall have two cargoes of live oak from the southward; keep me informed of what congress are doing; there are too many departments engaged in the business; good advice in future will be received; few of us could fix a plan to manage the marine affairs of this country; days are getting longer and we are collecting all our force to go on with vigor; live oak business bears so gloomy an aspect in Georgia;

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