Authorization for New Boat

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Coxe and Irvine Papers, RG92 view image
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Date June 18, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Israel Whelen (primary)
Summary Issued a new boat for Fort Mifflin to be under Captain Meminger. Current boat used for transport deemed dangerous to people and provisions.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Whelen; Samuel Hodgdon; Meminger; Thomas Nailer; captain; boat builder; ship wright; purveyor; merchant; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; post; Fort Mifflin; ;
Keywords boat; barge; supplies; provisions; forecastle; ship; keel; sails; iron work; painting; oars; ;
Key Phrases letter; public boat; no longer fit for service; dangerous for the men; destructive to the provisions and other articles usually transported; Secretary of War; directed; purchase of a suitable boat; but owing to the hurry consequent on removal it was neglected; authorized to request you to furnish a barge; keel; beam; forecastle to ship and unship as occasion may require; fore and aft sales; four bars; Boat builder; northern liberties;
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