Referral to Frigate Building Operations At Boston & Portsmouth; Detailed Discussion of Ship Timber

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Date July 22, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, directs Fox to Boston & Portsmouth; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses storing and selling timber; discusses live oak timber.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; James McHenry; Foreman Cheeseman; naval constructor; ;
Related Places New York; War Office; Boston; Portsmouth; navy yard; ;
Keywords extract; timbers wanted; Boston frigate; frigate; frigate building; return; timber; live oak; offered for sale; sale; ;
Key Phrases largest and finest pieces of live oak such as is procured with difficulty and at great expense; receive no injury by being kept; distribution of it keep this in view; place the rest that it may be offered for sale without disturbing the other; take into consideration the meanwhile a new yard for the timber at New York; received your letters; inclined to think that after selecting the timbers wanted for the Boston Frigate; attended with no disadvantage to proceed to Boston and Portsmouth previous to arranging the timber in New York;
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