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Discussion of Naval Matters Pertaining to the New Frigates, Especially Congressional Intentions

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date March 15, 1796
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Asks for information regarding Congressional intentions towards Navy. Asks after Captain Dale. Mentions the business of continuing construction of frigates is up before Congress.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxtun; Captain Dale; Navy; Congress; ;
Related Places War Office; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Virginia; ;
Keywords accounts; voyage; frigates; ;
Key Phrases friends write me that congress intends taking up the business of the frigates immediately; what is congress about respecting the navy; intend bringing the business to a conclusion this session; wish on several accounts to ascertain that point speedily; we go on briskly here at present; cut a figure this summer if no impediment thrown in the way;

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