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Discussion of Hostilities With France & Shipbuilding for Warships

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date April 3, 1797
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Forman Cheesman (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, alludes to Quasi War with France; asks for terms to build ships of war.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Forman Cheesman; Josiah Fox; ;
Related Places New York; War Office; France; ;
Keywords continue their depredations on the commerce of this country; opportunity of soliciting your terms; building such ships of war as are mentioned; 38 guns; 36 guns; feet; keel; beam; depth in hold; tonnage; 32 guns; 28 guns; 24 guns; 16 guns; be pleased not to let this be known; appears highly probable that government may wish to build several frigates with white oak if a war with France should take place; frigate construction; ;
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