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Discussion of Pine Planks for Frigate, & Contract for the Same

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date October 5, 1796
Author Name Gelman Gale (primary) Location: Kingston
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Summary Letter, discusses contract to supply pine plank; discusses plank for Frigates.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Gelman Gale; naval constructor; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; Kingston; Portsmouth Town Wharf; ;
Keywords timber; pine plank; pine scantling; contracting; contract; plank; square timbered board; prices; calculation; terms; ;
Key Phrases inform you what parts of the timber I can procure agreeable to your statement; whole of the 1500 pine plank; pieces of pine scantling delivered at Portsmouth town wharf within five or six weeks from the time of our contracting; if we should contract at the following prices; plank to be calculated as square timber board measure at 20 dollars per thousand; pine scantling at the same mode of calculation at 16 dollars per thousand; please sir to let know the first opportunity whether my terms are agreeable or not;

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