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Regarding Navy Yard, Rents & Lease, And Weather Effects

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
MicrofilmPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date March 3, 1797
Author Name Foreman Cheeseman (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, informs re yard at Corlear's Hook; informs re rent and terms of lease; mentions former navy yards; discusses severity of weather.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Forman Cheeseman; Secretary of War; James McHenry; naval constructor; ;
Related Places New York; Corlear's Hook; navy yards; wharf; ;
Keywords timber; plank; wails; ;
Key Phrases write the secretary of war respecting the selling of much useless timber that I conceive had better be disposed of before we are at the expense of removing it; received yours; agreeable to your desire inform you that I engaged the yard at Corlear's Hook on and from the first day of November; possessed of a lease of the same for the term of six years from that date; hauled on the said wharf about one half of the plank & wails to the number of four hundred pieces; done late last fall; move any timber out of former navy yard owing to the severity of the season; days have lengthened and the weather more moderate; rent of the yard;

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