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Order to Examine Ship, Two Friends, and Send Assessment of Condition

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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 April 25, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Captain Thomas Thompson (primary) Joshua Humphreys (primary)
Summary Thompson and Humhreys are to examine a ship called Two Friends and report on its age, the number of guns it can carry, the state of the hull, mast, yards, rigging, and sails, and give their opinion on its fitness as a vessel for war. They should also state any alterations, repairs, or articles needed for the vessel to be ready for sea, and the time and expense needed for the alterations, repairs, and articles.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes Printed document only. Naval documents related to the quasi-war between ... Feb.1797-Oct.1798 vol 1. p. 57
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Related Persons/Groups Joshua Humphreys; James McHenry; Thomas Thompson; ;
Related Places Philadelphia;
Keywords ship Two Friends; vessel; state of her hull; age; masts & yards; rigging; sails; value; number of guns; fitness for a vessel of war; alterations, repairs; time; estimate of the expense; ;
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