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Request to select, sort, and deliver some timbers and planks to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date September 21, 1796
Author Name James McHenry Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Jacob Sheafe (primary)
Summary Request to Jacob Sheaffe to send some pieces of live oak and plank, whether oak or pine, to Boston and to send some live oak or pine as selected by Josiah Fox, for the frigate to be constructed at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Discusses the means of selection, sorting and valuation of timbers.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Jacob Sheafe; naval agent; Secretary of War; James McHenry; War Department; War Office; James Hackett; naval constructor; Josiah Fox; ;
Related Places War Office; War Department; Philadelphia; Portsmouth New Hampshire; Boston; ;
Keywords frigate; frigate timbers; live oak; oak; pine; planks; ;
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