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State of Progress of Constructing & Equipping Frigate United States

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Date November 10, 1797
Author Name Captain John Barry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Describes state of progress on frigate United States, including carpentry and blacksmithing remaining to be completed, the state of ballast & water casks, masts, cables, anchors, rigging, yards, etc. Discusses finding a safe place to harbor the frigate for the winter. Comments on state of provisions, powder, and cannon (the least being apparently in a poor state). Stresses need to obtain adequate armament: thirty 24-pounders.
Document Format Contemporary Copy of Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Captain John Barry; Secretary of War; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; ;
Keywords frigate United States; Frigate construction; carpentry; blacksmithing; ballast; water casks; masts; cables; anchors; rigging; yards; winter harbor; provisions; powder; cannon; armament; ;
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