Discussion of Location & Lease for Navy Yard

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Date July 18, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letter, describes location for Navy yard; discusses lease for Navy Yard; mentions Frigates.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Fox, 07/22/1796 and McHenry to Fox, 07/25/1796. Addressed to the Secretary of War.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Josiah Fox; Cheesman; Forman Cheeseman; Captain Talbot; Blagge; ;
Related Places New York; Corlear's Hook; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Boston; New York; navy yard; beach; sea shore; ;
Keywords materials; ship; stores; laying plank timber; timbers; spars; rafts; plank; expense; lease; frigate; prices; white oak; sold; report; pieces of live oak; proposed frigate; prices of white oak; rent; large timbers; two wharfs; house three stories high; point of land; ;
Key Phrases principal ship builders; too large for the frigate; steps as will forward this business; present situation of the yard; agreeably to your orders; Capt. Talbot's statement on file in the War office; wharf on the outside of the navy yard may be removed thither with nearly the same expence; approve of a lease taken for the term of 6 years; planks hauled up on the spot; fine sandy beach that lies extremely along the sea shore; depth of water;
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