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Discussion of Treaty With Great Britain & Supply of Timber for Frigates

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers (no image)
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Document Information
Date March 24, 1796
Author Name Captain Thomas Truxtun (primary) Location: Baltimore
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, mentions British treaty; discusses live oak timber for Frigate; discusses timber cutting in Georgia.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Thomas Truxtun; Coperthwait; Morgan; Albert Gallatin; Samuel Smith; Secretary of War; British; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; War Office; Baltimore; Georgia; ;
Keywords naval armament; British treaty; live oak; sloop; cargo; vessel; timber; ;
Key Phrases master of this vessel; arrived here with timber from Georgia; do not exert themselves as they should; forty hands employed and are going on with vigor; ere this I hope an end is put to the business of the British treaty and it has been agreed to carry it into effect; arrival of 98 pieces of live oak; daily expect a sloop with another cargo; inform the secy of this circumstance; I have your favour; saw the proposed resolution of Gallatun's seconded by Saml. Smith respecting the naval armaments; wish that business was brought to us here;

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