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March 31, 1798 Orders for Captain John Barry, commander frigate United States War Office Captain John Barry Instructions in reference to the laying in of the frigate United States.
July 1, 1794 Oath of Captain John Barry Captain John Barry Unknown Recipient Oath of Captain John Barry, known as the "Father of the American Navy," swearing allegiance to the Unitied States and its Constitution. Barry was appointed superintendent commander of what would become the frigate United States.
March 2, 1797 Transmission of Commission for Commander of Frigate United States John Stagg Captain John Barry Transmits to Barry his commission in the Navy of the United States, as commander of the frigate United States [1st of the original 6 frigates of the U.S. Navy].
April 12, 1798 Notification of Inspection of New York Cannon Promised to United States James McHenry John Jay Informs Governor Jay that Captain John Barry, of the frigate United States, has been ordered to travel to New York to inspect the cannon Jay has offered to lend to the United States. Gives instructions for the transaction.
April 4, 1798 Regarding delivery of 12 pound cannon by Captain Staats Morris for frigate United States [not available] [not available] Captain Staats Morris, commander of fort at Whetstone Point near Baltimore, will deliver twelve 12 pounder cannon. Request that they be shipped to Philadelphia addressed to Captain John Barry commanding frigate United States.
January 21, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of frigate Captain John Barry William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $670.80 is due John Barry, Captain of one of the frigates, being his pay and subsistence for July through December 1795.
January 10, 1798 Clothing & Arms for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver 18 Marine muskets with accoutrements, one suit of sergeant's clothing, and three dozen flints to Lieutenant MacRea for the Marines on board the frigate "United States," John Barry, commander. The muskets McRea now has on hand should be returned to the store.
July 1, 1794 Captain John Barry Oath of Allegiance sworn before Richard Peters. Captain John Barry [not available] Captain John Barry, appointed Captain of one of the six frigates, takes the oath of allegiance, sworn before Richard Peters. Barry would go on to superintend construction and command the USS United States.
June 10, 1798 Pay for crew aboard frigate United States War Department Charles Wadsworth Money to be applied in advance towards pay of seamen and marines on board the frigate United States under Captain John Barry
December 21, 1797 Certification of payments; men of the Frigate U.S.S. United States, commanded by Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $772.47 is due the Officers, Petty Officers, Seamen and Marines on board the frigate "United States" commanded by Capt. John Barry, being the balance of their pay from the commencement of their service through November 1797, which sum is to be William MacRea, Lieutenant of Marines.
April 18, 1798 Regarding cannon from State of New York to be loaned for frigate United States [not available] John Jay Captain John Barry will proceed to New York to examine cannon on loan from New York state for frigate United States.
July 3, 1798 Orders to Take Frigate United States to Sea with Instructions Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Announces preparation of frigate United States to go to sea under Barry's command. Encloses specific instructions. Fears actions of French and requests readiness for any enterprise, expressing confidence in skill and bravery. Establishes mode of communication with the use of flags near the Capes of Delaware.
March 31, 1798 Relocating the USS United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Asks the commanding officer on board the USS United States to relocate the frigate so it will no longer block traffic of merchant vessels.
March 23, 1798 Report of frigate United States defects and request to repair [not available] Joshua Humphreys Captain John Barry of frigate United States reports seams are opened and oakum loosened. Humphreys is asked to oversee an estimate of repairs.
November 16, 1797 Certification of payments; pay & subsistence of Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $669.60 is due Captain John Barry of the Navy of the United States, being for his pay and subsistence for April through September 1797.
April 11, 1797 Pay & Subsistence of frigate Captain John Barry, US Navy William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $333 is due Captain John Barry of the US Navy, being his pay and subsistence for January through March 1797.
April 10, 1798 Request to deliver twelve pound shot to Captain Barry [not available] Lewis Tousard The War Office requests that Major Tousard provide cannon shot to Captain John Barry of the frigate United States.
February 6, 1798 Certification of payments; men of the frigate "United States" commanded by Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $363.78 is due the Officers, Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, and Marines of the Frigate "United States", commanded by Captain John Barry, being their pay for December 1797.
June 6, 1794 Acceptance of Naval Appointment Captain John Barry Henry Knox Barry accepts his appointment as a commander in the U.S. Navy.
December 11, 1797 Large Jack Screws for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Captain John Barry for the Frigate United States a pair of large jack screws."
May 5, 1798 Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various...
December 4, 1797 Proving of frigate cannon for frigate United States [not available] Samuel Hughes Discusses proving of cannon for frigate at Philadelphia. Will send Captain John Barry and Mr. DaCosta to assist in proving of cannon and to judge them fit for service in accordance with terms of contract. Hopes that nothing will interrupt completion of 32 pounders, which are needed.
April 6, 1798 Certification of payments; crew of the frigate "United States" William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $1254.27 is due the Officers, Petty Officers, Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, and Marines of the frigate "United States", commanded by Captain John Barry, being their pay for January through March 1798.
November 16, 1795 John Foster Williams request for frigate command; and the report of Captain Barry's death Timothy Pickering John Foster Williams Pickering notes that although he has received high recommendations for command of a federal ship, and that the testimony would have great weight with President Washington, there are no openings for frigate command; it is not true that Captain John Barry is dead; he is however recovering from a dangerous illness.
April 2, 1798 Muster Roll of the Frigate "United States" Captain John Barry [not available] Muster Roll of the Officers, Petty Officers, Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, and Marines on board the Frigate "United States" under the command of Captain John Barry in the service of the United States from the 12th of March 1798, the time they were last mustered, to the 2nd of April 1798.