Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage

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Date October 30, 1790
Author Name John Foster Williams (primary)
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
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Document Notes Regarding estimate of Frigate constructions.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; John Foster Williams; Secretary of War; Marines; US Navy; War Department; blacksmith; blockmaker; joiner; carver; head builder; mastmaker; painter; rigger; shipchandler; shipwright; boat builder; plumber; cooper; officers and crew; captain; lieutenant; master; chaplain; master's mate; midshipman; schoolmaster; captain's clerk; quartermaster; quartermaster's mates; boatswain; boatswain's mates; yeoman of the sheets; coxswain; master sailmaker; sailmaker's mates; sailmaker's crew; gunner; gunner's mates; yeoman of the powder room; quarter gunners; armorers; carpenter; carpenter's mate; carpenter's crew; purser; steward; cook; surgeon; surgeon's mates; master at arms; corporal; trumpeter; midshipmen ordinary; cook's mate; yeoman of the boatswain's store-room; swabber; cooper; able seam; captain's cook; ordinary trumpeter; ordinary seamen; marines; sergeant; drum; fife; privates; ;
Related Places Boston; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords estimate; frigate; guns; warlike stores; timber; ship; iron; oakum; barrels; pitch and tar; bolts duck; twine; rope; sails; anchors; bill; bills; boats; rigging; contingent bill; hull; best white oak; cedar; locust trunnels; water casks; rigging; cables; spare cordage; spare sails; small stores; ordnance stores; cannon; carriages; 9 pounders; howitzers; muskets; pistols; cutlasses; powder; round shot; grape shot; double shot; shells; hand grenades; musket balls; pistol balls; provisions; pay; wages; twelvemonth provisions; bread or flour; beer; beef; pork; peas; oatmeal; butter; cheese; ordinaries for renewals of sails; pilotage; indent of sails; main sails; foresails; forestay sails; mainstay sail; mizenstay sails; mizen sails; maintop sails; foretop sails; spirit sail; jibbs; maintop stay sails; spanker; mizentop sail; lower steering sails; maintop gallant sails; middlestay sails; gallant sails; topsail; topmast steering sails; mizentop mast stay sail; top gallant steering sails; mizentop gallant sail; royals; main and mizen top gallant stay sails; spare canvas; making; twine; shrouds; fore shrouds; tack; buoy ropes; coils; main tacks; ;
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