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Duties of A Superintendent of Construction For A Frigate

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 5, 1796
Author Name Captain Thomas Thompson (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letter, describes superintendent's duties in the construction of Frigate.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Thomas Thompson; Colonel James Hackett; superintendent; carpenters; blacksmith; sailmakers; joiners; tradesmen; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; United States; Portsmouth; ;
Keywords frigate; inspect; oversee; blacksmiths work; framework; ironwork; carpenters work; caulking; mast work; proposals; rigging; equipping; store houses; cost and charge; materials; sials; blocks; boats; bills; pay; labor; compensation; frugality; ship; ;
Key Phrases United States providing the money in good season; pay all labour excepting fixing the rigging in the lofts; Thompson is to do at his own cost; dollars; compensation for commission; strict attention to complete the ship for sea; proposals to superintend the Frigate building at Portsmouth; inspect, direct and over see the carpenter work, caulking, ironwork, blacksmith work and all the mast work; agreeable to directions from proper officers of government for the sum of 30 dollars per month during the time of building; days; rigging and equipping the frigate now building at Portsmouth complete for sea; superintend the building and equipping in every respect to provide store houses; fix the rigging at his own cost and charge; tradesmen connected with the ship;

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