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Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 3, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Recipient Name Tench Francis (primary)
Summary Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Tench Francis; Josiah Fox; Hackett; Messrs Hill; Elisha Hill; James Hill; blacksmiths; clerks; purveyor; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; ;
Keywords propositions; iron; iron work; gross weight; charge; cutting; bolts; blocks; deadeyes; floors; frames; frigate; ;
Key Phrases lowest they can afford to furnish the iron and work; will not allow gross weight; government furnish the iron of the sizes required and it is cut to the length only without being worked; custom with all blacksmiths in this town to charge as sum the weight of all blocks and deadeyes that are shap'd; weight of the deadeyes they say they must charge as iron; large quantities of iron; frames;

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