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Discussion of Construction & Craftwork on Frigate, & Possible Suspension of Construction

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
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Document Information
Date November 30, 1796
Author Name Colonel James Hackett (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, discusses progress on Frigate; asks for money to retain employees at yard; discusses suspending operations on Frigate; mentions British Navy; discusses payment for iron & iron work furnished.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; James Hackett; naval constructor; hands; Secretary of War; Mrs. Fox; Mr Hills; Elisha Hill; James Hill; Messrs Hill; British Navy; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Portsmouth; New Hampshire; Mediterranean; ;
Keywords progress; frigate; Mediterranean service; floors; frame; winter; remittance; hire money; Bank; ship; money; propsals; iron work; iron; trennails; trunails; trenails; locust; white oak; ;
Key Phrases furnished the iron work for the ship hitherto and are very desirous to have the business settled on some permanent grounds; provided all the iron that has been used but have received no money on account of it; nothing has yet been settled on the proposals of the Mr. Hills; consider myself much obliged to you if you will state this matter to the Secretary of War; under the necessity to hire money from the bank; obliged to suspend all operations on the ship unless some money is forwarded to me; three months have elapsed since the commencement of it & I have not yet received one single cent;

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