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Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Sec Navy Requisitions on Sec Treas, RG45 view image
Document Information
Date November 17, 1791
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Pierce Butler (primary)
Summary Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
Document Format Letterbook
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Related Persons/Groups Pierce Butler; Henry Knox; Captain; Lieutenant; Master's Mate; Midshipman; Captain's clerk; quartermaster; quartermaster's mate; boatswain; boatswain's mate; coxswain; master sail maker; gunner; gunner's mate; yeoman of powder room; quarter gunner; armorer; carpenter; carpenter's mate; cook; surgeon; surgeon's mate; corporal; able seaman; ordinary seaman; Sergeant of Marines; Corporal of Marines; Private of Marines; Marines; US Navy; War Department; Secretary of War; War Office; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; War Office; Charleston; South Carolina; ;
Keywords shipwright; live oak; white oak; cedar; locust trunnels; ship joyner; iron work; printers; plumbers; block maker; mast maker; rigging; cables; cordage; sails; canvas; sailmaker; ordnance stores; muskets; pistols; powder; round shot; grape shot; pistol balls; hand grenades; provisions; pay or wages; ;
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