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Discussion & Statement of Timber Wanted for Various Frigate Components

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 2, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Mr. Vaughan (primary)
Summary Letter, asks for terms regarding timber for Frigate. Letter includes a statement of masts, spars, planks and scantling wanted for use of the United States.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Vaughan is again referred to in a letter from Josiah Fox to James McHenry, 08/04/1796, as a "person that does considerable business in the shipment of masts &c for Europe .." This may be the John Vaughan referred to in a letter fromTench Coxe to Alexander Hamilton, 01/01/1794, AHP XXVI, pp. 725 - 726, .."Philadelphia wine merchant and importer."
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Related Persons/Groups Vaughan; Josiah Fox; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Boston; ;
Keywords statement; masts; spars; plank; best terms; lowest sum; shipping; vessels; white oak plank; scantling; materials; 36 guns; frigate; ship of war; dimensions; white oak; draught; feet long; inches diameter; inches thick; inches wide; terms for white oak plank by feet; from the butt ends; other way of measurement; terms for the pine plank; terms for the pine scanting by the foot or piece; ;
Key Phrases time you will engage to deliver the whole or any part of the materials; beg the favour of an answer or answers to the above questions as early as possible that I may transmit them to the secretary of war for his consideration; inclosed you a statement of masts, spars and planks;

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