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Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 4, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes Cited in McHenry to Fox, 08/13/1796 and McHenry to Fox, 08/15/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Josiah Fox; Vaughan; John Vaughan; Captain Nicholson; Claghorne; Hackett; clerk of the yard; workmen; ;
Related Places Boston; Europe; Portsmouth; Navy Yard; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords frigate; building; white oak timber; timber; under water; dock; ship; under construction; public business; live oak timber; sickness; winter months; summer; naval business; frames; shipment; masts; public business; proposed frigate; letters from the builders; ;
Key Phrases person that does considerable business in the shipment of masts; every part of the naval business here seems conducted with providence and great exertion except that part dependent on the clerk

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