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Discussion of Estabilshment of Shipyard & of Frigate Construction

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers (no image)
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date July 25, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, directs Fox to procure Ship yard; discusses Frigate construction; discusses timber for Frigates.
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Cheeseman, 07/30/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; James McHenry; Cheesman; Forman Cheeseman; naval constructor; ;
Related Places New York; War Office; Boston; Portsmouth; United States; Carlair's Hook; Corlears Hook; naval yard; ;
Keywords instructions; yard; engage; rent; place; arranging and assorting of the timber; timber; ;
Key Phrases request Mr. Cheesman to secure it or engage the place yourself at a rent not exceeding the sum mentioned in your letter; copy of my instuctions to you; arranging and assorting of the timber; part of my letter; direct him to proceed in executing the same as expediently as possible; arranged the business; circumstances you state of the advantages of the yard; appear to be most to the interest of the United States;

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