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Discussion of Navy Yard & Shipbuilding

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 1, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Forman Cheesman (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, discusses Navy Yard at Corlear's Hook; describes terms of ship builder.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Forman Cheesman; Josiah Fox; Claghorne; Claghorn; Blagge; Peck; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places New York; Boston; Corlears Hook; Navy Yard; yard at Corlear's Hook; ;
Keywords instructions; distribution; timber; materials; last post; frigate; price; iron work; masts; ;
Key Phrases received Mr. Peck's terms; build the frigate in 16 months; succeed in the business agreeable to the above reports you will immediately acquaint the Secretary of War with every circumstance; agreeably to your request have taken the earliest opportunity of transmitting you copies of the instructions from the Secretary of War respecting the distribution and arrangements to be made of the timber and materials;

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