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Discussion of Frigate Construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy Yard & Inspector For Its Materials

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Estimate Book, Saml. Hodgdon, RG45 (no image)
Document Information
Date November 8, 1796
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Boston
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy yard; discusses timber & other materials for Frigate; discusses temporary inspector of Frigate & materials.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Josiah Fox; Secretary of War; Claghorne; Captain Nicholson; Sheafe; Captain George Turner; James Hackett; temporary inspector; Claghorn; ;
Related Places Boston; New York; Mediterranean; Portsmouth New Hampshire; ;
Keywords valuation of the materials; building the frigate; frigate; Mediterranean Service; statement; receipt; instruction; appointment; live oak; timber; ;
Key Phrases what materials they are yet in want of for completing the frigate building here; vessel arrived two days since with live oak and other timbers from New York; rate of pay is 36 dollars per month; more than I expected to have engaged him for; prove himself equal to his appointment; very little business here to engage me; leave this place the latter end of the present week; appointed a temporary inspector of the frigate by the advice and recommendation of Mr. Sheafe until your pleasure shall be known; statement of the amount of the quantity so delivered and a copy of his receipt for the same; copy of the instruction given to Capt. Geo. Turner; inclose you a copy of the valuation of the materials belonging to the U.S. which were delivered to Mr. James Hackett for building the frigate for the mediterranean service;

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