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Rules Governing Ship Building

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CollectionVirginia State Library: Executive Papers, Office of Governors Letters view image
CollectionPrinted Version only (no image)
PublicationPalmer, William P., ed. Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts. 11 Vols. Richmond: 1875-1883. Reprinted. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1968. (no image)
Document Information
Date August 5, 1793
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: War Department
Recipient Name Henry Lee (primary)
Summary For foreign vessels, the purchase of arms and munitions to be shipped elsewhere for arming vessels is admissible, but modifying or building a ship of war isinadmissible due to U.S. state of neutrality.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Lee; Henry Knox; belligerent power; ;
Related Places War Department; port; Fredericksburg; ;
Keywords ship; arms; munition; rules; arming and equipping; vessel; war; unlawful; mere purchasing; implements; munition; shipping them; cargo; constructing a vessel for war; port holes; mounting of cannon; cannon; ;
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