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Discussion of Different Woods for Different Ship Components, & Placing of Guard at Shipyard

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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 16, 1796
Author Name Joshua Humphreys (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Summary Letter, directs yellow pine for quarter deck forecastle; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses guard hired to prevent theft & fire.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Joshua Humphreys; Hackett; guard; navy constructor; ;
Related Places Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Philadelphia; Navy Yard; Philadelphia navy yard; ;
Keywords country yellow pine; quarter forecastle; deck; frigate; proposed frigate; oak trunnails; trennails; treenails; oak; lower deck; yellow Norway pine; locust; fire; arson; accident; boiler; small stuff; stolen; report; orlope; lower deck beams; ;
Key Phrases use the country yellow pine for the quarter forecastle & lower deck of the proposed frigate; quarter deck forecastle & lower deck may be of that country yellow Norway pine; improper to admit the trunails of oak; no attempt has been made to my knowledge to set the frigate on fire; necessary to have a guard to prevent accidents as fire is kept under the boiler all night;

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