Regarding a House Report on Naval Armaments and the Treaty with Algiers

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Date February 20, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Captain Silas Talbot (primary)
Summary Fox writes that the House of Representatives wrote a report stating it thought only two frigates were necessary. Also, Fox notes that the demands of the Algerian Dey are so exorbitant that building all the frigates would be the more cost-effective proposition.
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Related Persons/Groups Silas Talbot; Josiah Fox; Committee; House of Representatives; Cheeson; Dey; Dey of Algiers; executive; prisoners; cooks; Humphreys; Morgan; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Algiers; Baltimore; Georgia; ;
Keywords newspapers; naval equipment; frigates; treaty; naval armament; redemption of the prisoners; demands; shipbuilding; timber; guns; ammunition; annual payment; frames; vessels; live oak; ;
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