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Memorandium Regarding Ship Construction

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CollectionPeabody Essex Museum: Josiah Fox (1763 - 1847) Letterbook Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 1798
Author Name Josiah Fox (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Memorandum, discusses the construction and equipping Frigate Chesapeake at Portsmouth, Va.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes This fragment--first page of an apparently longer memorandum--is in the hand of Josiah Fox.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Josiah Fox; naval constructor; ;
Related Places Portsmouth; Virginia; ;
Keywords equip a ship of war in this country; laying the keel; sails; cables; iron ballast; canvas should be sent to Portsmouth; blocks; masts; Tops yards should be engaged; clean and merchantable boards & plank; births; planned out in winter and laid out to season; stuff for gun carriages must be got; have the work ready in the spring when the ship will go on fast; carpenters; prevent the ship being completed according to contract; have the rigging all fixed in good season; casks; large frigates; public stores; contracts should be provided in the winter when people are unemployed; cordage; balast; frigate Chesapeake; ;
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