Letter from Blacksmiths Concerning Cost & Specifications for Frigate Ironwork

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Date September 28, 1796
Author Name James & Elisha Hill
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Procurement, describes terms of iron work for Frigate; asks for advance of money to purchase iron.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter
Document Notes The original letter was sent on to James McHenry shortly after receipt, with Fox retaining a copy.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; James Hill; Elisha Hill; Elisha and James Hill; Secretary of War; James McHenry; Department of War; naval agent; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; New Hampshire; ;
Keywords terms; iron; proposed frigate; furnish the iron; rate; working; approbation; advance; ;
Key Phrases necessary to advance some money in order to enable us to purchase the iron; terms for providing iron for proposed frigate; original sent to the secretary the same day; copy; agreeable to a request from the Department of War which you have signified to us purporting that it was the desire of the Secretary of War; furnish the iron for the frigate intended to be built in the port; considered the subject and concluded to provide the iron for said ship at the rate of one hundred & twenty dollars per ton;
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