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Fireplaces and Square Bolts

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date July 5, 1796
Author Name War Office Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name George Claghorn (primary) Location: Boston
Summary Presumably from Joshua Humphreys. Enclosed is a draught of one of the small fireplaces used under the cistern for boiling the plank at the Philadelphia yard; a simple design. Iron bolts have square heads because cheapest to manufacture. Requests that unless already rounded, leave alone and conform to instructions.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups George Claghorne; Claghorn; naval constructor; War Department; War Office; Secretary of War; James McHenry; Joshua Humphreys; ;
Related Places Boston; War Office; Philadelphia; Navy Yard; ;
Keywords draught; draft; fireplace; cistern; boiling; plank; construction; square olts; frames; iron; copper; floor heads; futtock heels; iron bolts; planking; frigate; USS Constitution; ;
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