Discussion of Frigate Timber & Proposed Closing of Navy Yard

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Date May 18, 1796
Author Name Foreman Cheeseman (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses timber for Frigates; discusses timber for futtocks & floors; discusses closing Naval yard.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Forman Cheeseman; Joshua Humphreys; agent; heads of the department; ;
Related Places New York; navy yard; ;
Keywords timbers; futtocks; return; mold; mould; floors; method; ;
Key Phrases feel happy to have it in my power to render him or you any service; there is no more floors to be had from this yard; futtocks might be procured by using that method; hold myself content to be disposed of in any way the heads of the department may think best; informed of it in a few days; please present my best respects to mr. Humphreys & family; by the return I have made out you will see shat timber there are here that will answer agreeable to the directions sent to the agent a few days past which says I must be particular to make sure they work full to the mould;
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