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Discussion of Shipbuilding Estimates, & Progress on Frigate at Portsmouth

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Source Name Image(s)
CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox Papers view image
Document Information
Date February 26, 1798
Author Name Colonel James Hackett (primary) Location: Portsmouth
Recipient Name Josiah Fox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Letter, encloses estimate to build ship; discusses request for information; mentions shipbuilding at Portsmouth.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; James Hackett; Col. Thompson; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Portsmouth; Portsmouth; Philadelphia; Pennsylvania; Maine; ;
Keywords shipbuilding; ship; size; ;
Key Phrases obliged to you for your partiality to Portsmouth in the shipbuilding line; feel myself highly gratified in giving you every information in my power; more acquainted with those matters than I am myself who will with pleasure give you every information in his power; other matters you mention in your letter I must refer you to Col. Thompson; honored with a line from you; inclose you an estimate of what a ship of the size you mentioned in your letter may be built for;

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