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September 30, 1795 Return for the month of September 1795 from Isaac Garretson clerk ship yard Baltimore [not available] [not available] Returns from the ship yard at Baltimore from the clerk of the ship yard.
August 7, 1794 Request to find a clerk for empoyment at Baltimore ship yard Henry Knox Captain Thomas Truxtun Knox asks that Captain Truxton endeavor to find a clerk for the ship yard at Baltimore. Clerk should act in accordance with instructions enclosed. Salary at $750 per year.
February 26, 1796 Letter from the War Office regarding returns received from previous clerk of ship yard [not available] William Pennock Naval Agent William Pennock is asked to ensure that clerk of ship yard Mr W. Herbert, makes out returns of what he received from his predecessor Mr Shore.
October 9, 1795 Mr Shore to be discharged as clerk of navy yard at Norfolk Timothy Pickering William Pennock Pickering expresses high regard for Josiah Fox. Fox apparently informed Pickering that Shore is not up the task as clerk of the ship yard at Gosport. After the ship yard closes and the stores are accounted for, Pickering will discharge Shore. Would be happy to hear from Pennock on subject.
February 20, 1798 Acceptance of resignation of Boyd Vaughn as clerk ship yard Philadelphia [not available] Boyd Vaughn Acceptance of resignation of Boyd Vaughn as clerk ship yard Philadelphia. Deliver up all books and papers.
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.
November 27, 1797 Instructions for ship yard clerks James McHenry Boyd Vaughn General instructions to ship yard clerks. Pay $500 per year.
October 23, 1794 Appointment of William Doughty as clerk of the ship yard at Philadelphia Henry Knox [not available] Memo of William Doughty appointment as Clerk Philadelphia Naval Yard. Insructions same as other clerks.
April 17, 1795 Acceptance of position and commencement of duties as clerk of Boston ship yard and matters of pay Timothy Pickering Caleb Gibbs There is a question as to timing of Gibbs acceptance of his position as clerk of the ship yard and the commencement of pay. Pay to be $750 per year. Discusses the manner of paying public servants. Emphasizes that this is a temporary position and asks that Gibbs not to throw aside his private business. Hopes that this position is compatible with his private interests. Discusses the matter of...
August 16, 1797 Appointment of Thomas E. Smith as clerk of ship yard at Philadelphia [not available] Thomas E. Smith Smith is appointed Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia. Compensation $400 per year. Duties set forth in enclosure and all others which may be given by Secretary of War.
June 14, 1798 Appointment of James Hulehan as clerk ship yard Philadelphia [not available] James Hulehan James Hulehan is appointed Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia. Pay $500 per year. Duties described.
April 7, 1798 Regarding appointment of Isaac Garretson as purser of frigate Constellation [not available] [not available] Request to hire new clerk of the navy yard in Baltimore following assignment of previous ship yard clerk Isaac Garretson as purser of frigate Constellation. Pay for clerk at ship yard $400 per year.
April 18, 1797 Reprimand for unsatisfactory compliance with request for statement of materials and stores purchased [not available] Caleb Gibbs In this heated letter, Secretary of War James McHenry informs Caleb Gibbs, clerk at the ship at Boston, that his continued non-compliance with instructions to provide a return of all articles received since assumption of duty is neglectful and does the public service injury. He is reminded that if his duty goes unattended, he will be replaced with someone who will conduct business with a greater...
April 27, 1796 Request for return of articles purchased at Portsmouth Ship Yard [not available] Edmund H. Quincy Quincey, clerk of ship yard at Portsmouth New Hampshire, is to provide a return of articles purchased and send to War Office. Should provide list amounts of timber, a list of perishable items, where the articles are kept.
June 2, 1798 Request to send materials from Baltimore ship yard to Secretary of Treasury for use of ship Adriana [not available] Captain Thomas Cole Captain Thomas Cole, ship yard clerk at Baltimore is to send materials to Secretary of Treasury that may be used for ship Adrianna; keep accurate account of articles and transmit to War Office.
November 30, 1797 Request to ship yard clerk for inventory of timber and other articles upon completion of frigate Constellation at Baltimore [not available] Isaac Garretson Letter directs ship yard clerk Garretson to make inventory of all frigate timber and wood that remains unused following completion of the frigate Constellation. After this inventory done, conduct inventory of other articles, including buildings.
August 1794 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents, Superintendents, Constructors, Clerks of Ship Yard appointed for building of frigates Henry Knox [not available] Instructions for the "Persons Appointed to Build Frigates." Includes naval agents, superintendents, constructors, clerks of the ship yard. Discusses accounting, management of workforce, reporting instructions, procurement of materials. Added instructions provided to Clerk of Ship Yard at Baltimore;
November 11, 1797 Appointment as clerk of ship yard at Philadelphia James McHenry Boyd Vaughn Vaughn appointed clerk of Philadelphia Naval Yard.
January 12, 1797 Letter from the War Office dismissing clerk at Portsmouth Naval Yard Edmund Quincy [not available] [not available] Captain Thompson appointed as superintendent of frigate construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire. James Hackett, naval constructor, will take charge of materials and public property. Therefore, clerk of ship yard no longer necessary and Quincy is dismissed. He will make a final return of all materials in his possession.
July 30, 1797 Request for inventory of timber plank remaining at Baltimore ship yard [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Request for inventory of timber plank remaining at Baltimore ship yard after the frigate Constellation is completed.
December 11, 1794 Instructions to William Doughty Clerk of the Naval Yard at Philadelphia Henry Knox William Doughty Knox orders Doughty to report weekly to Messrs. Gurney and Smith on the number of men employed at the ship yard and the amount of their wages.
January 17, 1797 Edmund Quincy's retention at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Edmund Quincy previously dismissed as clerk of shipyard at Portsmouth New Hampshire, to be reinstated in capacity overseeing property at ship yard. Informs that Captain Turner has been dismissed as inspector. Discusses keeping business distinct from the frigate suspended.
May 13, 1798 Regarding the service of Isaac Garretson as clerk at navy yard Baltimore Josiah Fox William Simmons Josiah Fox informs William Simmons that according to files from Office of Intendent of Naval and Military Stores, Issac Garretson commenced service as clerk of ship yard Baltimore on June 1795 to May 1798. Rate of pay $750 per year.
April 14, 1795 Directions on how to receive timbers and clarification of duties and responsibilities as clerk of ship yard John Stagg William Doughty Stagg converys guidance from Secretary of War Pickering. He instructs Doughty to coordinate with Joshua Humphreys when receiving an timber or plank purchased by naval agents for frigate construction. Advises Doughty that he will aid the constructor in any capacity he finds necessary, including copying of paper respecting the frigate constuction.
June 10, 1795 Letter from the Secretary of War regarding Caleb Gibbs letter to Samuel Hodgdon expressing disinclination to submit montly returns [not available] Caleb Gibbs Letter conveys the necessity to comply with Samuel Hodgdon's policy of submitting monthly instead of quarterly returns. Gibbs wishes to continue with the latter and argues that his salary was calculated on this basis. By conducting monthly returns, Gibbs argues he is doing three times the work. Pickering suggests that if returns is all Gibbs does, then he is overpaid, but notes that the job of a...