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Request for Estimates of Defects in Decking of Frigate United States

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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 March 23, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Joshua Humphreys (primary)
Summary The captain of the frigate United States reported that the seams of its deck are opened. Humphreys is to survey the problems and write an estimate of the repairs costs.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Published: Naval documents related to the quasi-war between the United States and France. February 1797-December 1801. vol 1, p45.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Joshua Humphreys; James McHenry; Captain John Barry; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Delaware River; ;
Keywords Frigate United States; decks; oakum; caulking; careful survey of the defects; estimate of the probably expense; repair; ;
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