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Discussion of War Office Affairs & Temporary Halt to Frigate Construction

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date February 16, 1796
Author Name William Pennock (primary) Location: Norfolk
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, alludes to Marine committee halting Frigate construction; discusses post in War office; mentions War office salaries; mentions peace.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; William Pennock; man of abilities; War Office; ;
Related Places Norfolk; ;
Keywords frigate; not finishing; materials; salaries; navigation; ;
Key Phrases sorry to hear they have determined on not finishing the whole of the frigates as they must be wanting peace or war; I cannot be reconciled to your continuing in the war office for the salaries given is not worth a man of abilities taking;

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