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Regarding Frigate Construction Progress, Various Materials, & Dimensions of Sternpost

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers (no image)
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date February 1, 1797
Author Name Colonel James Hackett (primary) Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, encloses dimensions of sternpost; informs re received trunails; discusses materials for Frigate; discusses shipbuilding material; describes construction progress.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; James Hackett; mast maker; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; New York; ;
Keywords beams; mast; ship; keelson; frigate; trunails; sternpost; ;
Key Phrases gunnel which comes very fair; expect to have her completely timbered; put in the middle deck beams which will be done by the middle of march; men now employ'd & shall soon have a larger number; mastmaker is now at work; mast work completed by the launching of the ship; intend to put every par the business so that the ship shall be launched agreeably by contract; futtocks; for and aft cants are all framed except two pair set for hoisting; keelson is in; do myself the pleasure to inform you how we go on with the frigate; severity of the season has been great; collected all our materials & have them nearly all in the yard; rec'd our trunails from New York; received your favour; inclose you the dimensions of the sternpost;

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