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Discussion of Availability of Live Oak for Frigate Timbers

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date August 18, 1796
Author Name George Claghorn (primary) Location: Navy Yard, Boston
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses availability of live oak for Frigate.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; George Claghorne; George Claghorn; Major Shaw; Sheafe; Sheop; Secretary of War; naval constructor; ;
Related Places Navy Yard, Boston; Philadelphia; Portsmouth; Charleston; ;
Keywords live oak; frigate; discharged; want of employ; schooner; ballast; ;
Key Phrases received some days past a letter directed to my care for you; disappointed when you informed me that very little live oak suitable for this frigate could be expected from Portsmouth;

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