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Regarding Frigate Timber & Frigate for Dey of Algiers

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
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Document Information
Date September 19, 1796
Author Name Captain Samuel Nicholson (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Summary Letter, discusses timber for Frigates; discusses shipping timber to Boston; mentions Frigate for Dey of Algiers.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Samuel Nicholson; Naval Constructor; Captain Nicholson; Sheafe; Secretary of War; Claghorne; Claghorn; Dey of Algiers; Colonel Hackett; Vaughan; Vaughn; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; Boston; Philadelphia; New York; Norfolk; Algiers; Baltimore; ;
Keywords live oak timbers; timber; schooner; deck beams; frame; contract; building the frigate; frigate; red cedar; masts; 32 inch masts; orlop deck beams; ;
Key Phrases engage to deliver you the 32 inch masts in less than one year; seems determined to see what he is to build with before he quits; shipped us on a schooner; contract for building the frigate for the dey of Algiers is completed; expect its now on the passage; glad to hear Mr. Sheafe has rec'd a letter with orders from the honorable Secretary of War to send your live oak timber to us; glad to receive at soon as possible; not rec'd the timber from Philadelphia yet;

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