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Discussion of Timber Supply for Frigate Construction

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date September 12, 1796
Author Name Captain Samuel Nicholson (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Summary Letter, discusses timber supply at yard; discusses live oak for Frigates.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Sam Nicholson; Vaughn; Secretary of War; Shief; Jacob Sheafe; Colonel Claghorn; Claghorne; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; Boston; Philadelphia; Portsmouth Yard; yard; navy yard; New York; ;
Keywords timber; deliver; statement of facts; procure; ship; post office; masts; live oak; ;
Key Phrases mention the matter about the masts; we are just getting our people to work in the yard again;exertions and statements of fact to the Secretary of War will procure us the timber; build our ship in as good season as other folks; made the inquiry at the post office and forward your letters as you desire; orders to Mr. Shief to deliver us all the timber at Portsmouth yard that we might want;

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