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Discussion of Frigate Timbers

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date May 27, 1796
Author Name William Pennock (primary) Location: Norfolk
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Discusses timber for masts, and planks and scantling. Hopes that construction on the frigates will continue. Captain Dale returns to India.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; William Pennock; Captain Dale; Captain Richard Dale; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Norfolk; India; ;
Keywords receipt; draft; masts; frigates; plank; scantling; price; credit to the drawer; ;
Key Phrases hope for the safety of the country the frigates will go on; means returning to India which is more profitable that attending the war office; think it possible to obtain the masts you mention in one piece perhaps they might be got in two as the frigates are order; say what such is worth in Philadelphia; it is of a thickness never before heard of;

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