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June 5, 1794 Appointing Talbot captain of one of the new frigates Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot The letter notifies Talbot of his appointment as captain of one of the new frigates being built. In order of rank, he is third behind John Barry and Samuel Nicholson. The letter wishes for Talbot to reply whether he accepts his appointment.
August 8, 1794 Ordering Talbot to depart for new York Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Knox tells Talbot to depart for New York to oversee the construction of the frigate there. He should work with John Blagge, the naval agent in New York. Talbot's instructions have been forwarded to Blagge so they may be given to Talbot on his arrival.
June 9, 1794 Talbot accepting appointment as captain of one of the new ships Captain Silas Talbot Henry Knox Talbot confirms receipt of Knox's letter of June 5th appointing him captain of one of the new frigates. He writes Knox to accept this appointment, and provide his hope that he may faithfully serve his country.
June 30, 1796 Pay for Captain Talbot William Simmons Nicholas Fish Directs Fish to pay the salary of Navy Captain Silas Talbot.
June 30, 1796 Captain Silas Talbot's pay William Simmons Captain Silas Talbot Notifies Navy Captain Talbot that he will receive his pay from Nicholas Fish.
May 13, 1799 Talbot stating his unwillingness to accept a new post Captain Silas Talbot Alexander Hamilton Talbot informs Hamilton of his unwillingness to accept the new post that has been offered to him in lieu of captaining one of the new frigates, due to the halting of their construction.
March 31, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of frigate Captain John Talbot William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $334.70 is due John Talbot, Captain of one of the Frigates, for his pay and subsistence from January though March 1796.
June 30, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of Captain Silas Talbot William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $334.20 is due Navy Captain Silas Talbot, being his pay and subsistence from April 1 through June 30, 1796, the date his service ceased.
June 5, 1794 Inquiry to Captain Joshua Barney regarding relative rank with Captain Talbot and whether he will accept appointment as Captain Henry Knox Joshua Barney Barney has been appointed as Captain of one of frigates being constructed as a result of Naval Act 1794. Barney has made it known that he will not accept the appointment. There is an issue of standing in rank; evidently Barney thinks Captain Talbot is junior to him. Knox explains that Talbot was appointed a Navy Captain from Colonel in 1779, whereas it appears Barney continued as a Lieutenant...
November 30, 1795 Pay and Subsistence of Navy Captain Silas Talbot William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $446.40 is due Silas Talbot, Captain of the frigate building at New York, being his pay and subsistence from June through September 1795.
June 15, 1799 Appointment of Talbot to U.S.S. Constitution Benjamin Stoddert Captain Thomas Truxtun Talbot appointed to Constitution, Stoddert and Talbot to remain at separate stations. Issues of seniority addressed.
January 18, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of Captain Silas Talbot of the frigate building at New York William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $335.40 is due Silas Talbot, Captain of the frigate building at New York, being his pay and subsistence for October through December 1795.
June 9, 1794 Copy of Captain Silas Talbot Oath of Allegiance sworn before James Wilson. Captain Silas Talbot J. Wilson Oath of allegiance by Captain Silas Talbot, sworn by James Wilson. Talbot would go on to command the USS Constitution.
September 3, 1798 Request to Appoint Captain Hamilton to Southern Vessel Under Capt.Talbot Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert A. Hamilton requested that his relative Capt. Hamilton be assigned to a frigate that was ready for sea. A. Hamilton suggested Capt. Talbot's ship.
November 18, 1795 On putting planks for frigate in salt water Timothy Pickering Captain Silas Talbot Talbot's plan to put the planks for the frigate in salt water is a sound one. Caution that there are any worms in the water which could cause damage. The mode of securing it, Talbot and the constructor should attend to.
June 5, 1794 Letter to Captains Barry, Nicholson, Talbot, Barney, Dale, and Truxton appointing them Captains of the first six frigates constructed Henry Knox [not available] Regarding Captains commissions. President of United States General George Washington, with advice and consent of Senate, has appointed these Captains to command ships provided under Act of Naval Armament. Relative rank in following order: Barry, Nicholson, Talbot, Barney, Dale, Truxton.
August 8, 1794 Henry Knox orders Captain Silas Talbot to go to New York to superintend frigate construction Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Henry Knox dispatches Captain Silas Talbot to New York to assume duties as superintendent of frigate construction in concert with Naval Agent John Blagge. Instructions to follow.
August 8, 1794 Directing Talbot to appoint a clerk of the yard Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Knox mentions to Talbot how important the clerk of the yard is, and directs him to appoint someone suitable to the task. The pay for the clerk will be $750 per year.
September 30, 1795 Request for Talbot, Truxton & Humphreys to Submit Proper Dimensions of Masts & Spars for Frigates Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, asks for dimensions of masts and spars.
March 22, 1796 Directing Talbot to take posession of Daniel Tingley's account books James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry directs Talbot to take possession of the deceased Daniel Tingley's books and oversee his duties until the wishes of Congress can be known.
April 29, 1800 Requests that the "General Greene" Stop on Her Return to the US Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Directed Captain Talbot to direct the "General Greene" to call on her return to the US at the mouth of the Mississippi for General James Wilkinson.
November 21, 1800 Requests Order for Powder Benjamin Stoddert Samuel Dexter Reports that Captain Talbot declines the gunpowder sent from Philadelphia to Boston. Requests order for storekeeper in Springfield.
June 4, 1796 Informing Talbot of the Cancellation of his Frigate James McHenry Captain Silas Talbot McHenry informs Talbot that Congress has decided to limit the number of frigates to be built to three, and not made any provision to continue the pay and subsistence of the captains of the cancelled frigates.
September 3, 1798 Recommends Captain Hamilton for a Southern Vessel Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Upon realizing the length of time before the frigate building at New York will be seaworthy, Alexander Hamilton requests the appointment of Robert Hamilton to a southern vessel which will be ready sooner. He imagines that Captain Talbot will be glad to have Robert as an associate.
February 6, 1799 Relative Rank of Truxton, Talbot, & Dale Benjamin Stoddert Alexander Hamilton Stoddert discusses the circumstances surrounding the relative rank of Navy Captains Truxton, Talbot, and Dale. He criticizes the President for continuing more captains than there are frigates to accommodate them.