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Discussion of Spars & Availability of Timber for Frigate Construction

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date August 19, 1796
Author Name George Frost (primary) Location: Berwick
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Summary Letter, asks for size of spars at top end; discusses availability of timber for Frigate.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; George Frost; Colonel Brewster; navy constructor; bearer; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; Berwick; ;
Keywords spars; quarters; top end; dimensions; timber; truss; plank; pine plank; scantling; pine scantling; proposal; ;
Key Phrases inquire of you the bigness of those spars in the quarters and at the top-end; send me the particular dimensions; going in the country to try my timber;

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