Request for Information on How British Caulk Their Warships

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Date July 22, 1796
Author Name Joshua Humphreys (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, directs Fox to describe British caulking on ships of war; alludes to frigates.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Joshua Humphreys; naval agent; navy constructor; ;
Related Places New York; War Office; England; Philadelphia; King's yard; ;
Keywords manner of caulking; ships of war; caulking; material; seams; statement; return post; ;
Key Phrases please to state the mode used in the king's yard for caulking the seams of the ships of war and what materials their quality quantity & uses;
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