Return and Sale or Preservation of Materials at New York Navy Yard

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Date May 8, 1796
Author Name Captain Silas Talbot (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Providing the return of the articles received into the naval yard; providing recommendations to prevent the sale or rot of unused materials. Talbot is in favor of retaining as much of the material as possible, believing that the price they might fetch if sold would not equal their worth or the initial expense.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Silas Talbot; Congress; agent; ;
Related Places New York; Navy Yard; Georgia; ;
Keywords return; articles; store; repairing the wharf; fencing; crossways; articles of a perishable nature; timber; construction of a ship; sunk in water; worms; preserve from sale; pine plank; storage; stowage; plank; sticks; keel; expense; spars; rafts of timber; ;
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