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Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States

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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 May 5, 1798
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Captain John Barry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various book-keeping regulations. Addresses payment of the Marines and the sailors, and the need for having those enlisted as boatswain, gunner, carpenter, and sail maker to be approved by the president. Asks that these preparations be made, that the ship may sail "at the shortest notice."
Document Format Letter Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one without images. DEII Candidacy: relates both the size and makeup of a United States-class frigate and its crew (both sailors and Marines), as well as the standards governing their recruitment.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Captain John Barry; James McHenry; Lieutenant of Marines; President John Adams; seamen; able seamen; midshipmen; officers; surgeon's mate; recruiting officer; War Department; James McHenry; Secretary of War; boatswain; gunner; carpenter; sail maker; purser; Marine; commander frigate United States; navy department; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; War Department; rendezvous; ;
Keywords frigate United States; muster roll; ;
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