Regarding the Launching of Frigate Constitution

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Date July 25, 1797
Author Name Joshua Humphreys (primary) Location: Navy Yard
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses launching Frigate Constitution; advises Fox regarding rank in Marine Department.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; Joshua Humphreys; Mr. Stoddard; naval constructor; clerk; Secretary of War; James McHenry; Marine Department; ;
Related Places Navy Yard; Boston; frigate Constitution; ;
Keywords judging that your advice may be necessary to assist; performing that service; pleasure; alacrity; receive and obey; attend to any directions from you, although directed by the Secretary of War when you state yourself Naval Constructor; my station in the service of the United States requires no direction from a Naval Constructor; know that I am at the head of that department; when you direct a letter to me let it be in title as clerk of the marine department; wishes my services no longer necessary; you may then to other persons assume such titles as your vanity may suggest; received your letter yesterday purporting the Secretary of War being very desirous that the Frigate Constitution should be launched in the safest manner and with as little expence to the United States as possible; Frigate United States; ;
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