Requests Orders to Lift Goods from French Schooner

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Date July 10, 1798
Author Name Benjamin Stoddert (primary) Location: Navy Department
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Reports the French prize being cleared of crew and the process of possession. Requests orders for the Fort to receive the ship's goods and prepare the schooner for a cruise.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Benjamin Stoddart; Marshall; Mr. Humphreys; Joshua Humphreys; ;
Related Places Navy Department; Fort Mifflin; ;
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Secy of War
Navy Departme.
10 July 1798
Sir,
The French Prize at the Fort
having got clear of her crew, & the Marshall
being about to take possession of her, there will be
no Difficulty in preparing her for a cruise, if the
Goods on Board can be landed. This too can be
done, if they can be stored in any house at the Port.
Will you be so good as to give
orders to the commanding officer at the Port to
furnish Room if he can for the reception of the Goods.
In this Case, Mr. Humphreys will take immediate
Steps to prepare the Schooner for a cruise, & she
may be ready to receive her Men by the Time
She is condemned.