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Discussion of Ironwork & Bolts for Frigate, & Frigate for Dey of Algiers

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Document Information
Date October 18, 1796
Author Name Tench Francis (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Summary Procurement, discusses terms of iron work for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; discusses charge for cutting bolts.
Document Format Autograph Document Signed
Document Notes Cited in Fox to Francis, 11/03/1796.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Tench Francis; Wolcott; Dey of Algiers; Elisha Hill; James Hill; Elisha and James Hill; Secretary of the Treasury; smith; Treasury; ;
Related Places Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Philadelphia; New England; Algiers; ;
Keywords proposals; iron; frigate; cutting bolts; drawing bolts; pay; block; straps; ;
Key Phrases articles of agreement will be drawn at the treasury and forwarded for execution; agree to the above they may depend on Mr. Wolcott closing with them; no objection to this provided we pay for iron only; custom in some parts of New England of charging as iron the whole weight of the blocks & straps; put into my hands by the Secretary of the Treasury; observe on the first proposition; no objection to closing with this; dollars per hundred gross; dollars for the iron; object to any charge being made for cutting bolts; drawing them smaller if they are made too large; smith ought to make them to the size required; cents for rivetting may be admitted; proposals made by Elisha and James Hill for furnishing the iron work for the frigate building at Portsmouth for the Dey of Algiers;

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