Details Surrounding Construction & Naming of Fort [Pickering] at Salem

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Date August 20, 1799
Author Name Jonathan Waldo (primary) Location: Salem
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Acknowledges receipt by the Salem Board of Selectmen of federal money for the strengthening of fortifications at Salem, Massachusetts; discusses details of the construction of the works. Also discusses how accounting shall be undertaken for the project. Asks for permission to name the works Fort Pickering, and requests that McHenry ask President Adams to stop in Salem and perform a naming ceremony on the fort while he is in the region for the launching of "the frigate."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Enclosed in McHenry to Adams, 08/28/1799.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Johnathan Waldo; Board of Selectmen; Goodhue; Accountant; Secretary of State; President of the United States; Timothy Pickering; John Adams; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Salem; Fort Williams; Fort Pickering; ;
Keywords works; expenditure; fort; guns; shipping; cannon; gun carriages; solid rock; foundation; construction; wheels; timber; warp; rot; armory; money; bills; receipts; wages; appointment; fortress; ceremony; frigate; ;
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