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Final Outfitting for the Frigate United States

Sources & Images
Source Name Image(s)
CollectionLibrary of Congress: John Barry Collection view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationUnited States Office of Naval Records and Library [Dudley Knox]. Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War between the United States and France: Naval Operations from February 1797 to December 1801. 7 Vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935-1938. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 30, 1797
Author Name Tench Francis
Recipient Name Captain John Barry (primary)
Summary McHenry writes that he is glad to hear the damage done to the ship during its launching has been repaired; directs Barry to moor in the harbor and take on cannon and all its other supplies, which have been provided by Mr. Francis, the purveyor. Discusses the procuring of recruits for the ship, the hiring of seamen to make it seaworthy, and the enlistment of the ship's doctor. A note from the purveyor is appended.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John Barry; James McHenry; seamen; doctor; purveyor; ;
Related Places Near Downingstown;
Keywords ship; cannon; ;
Key Phrases [not available]

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