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December 8, 1794 Scarphing of the 36-gun frigates Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys talks to Knox about the scarphing (joints that hold two pieces of wood together) of a frigate's keel. The scarphs were proportioned for three pieces, but because they are going to be in five pieces the length of the keel for the 36-gun frigates will be 146 feet, which will leave only 17 feet of solid keel between each scarph. Humphreys discusses ways to modify this situation, and...
November 27, 1786 Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts John Pierce Colonel Humphreys Letter from the Commissioner of Army Accounts to Colonel Humphreys discussing accounts and vouchers.
April 1, 1795 Exportation of Military Stores Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the permit which authorizes the exportation of military stores on the same vessel in which Colonel Humphreys is about to embark.
May 3, 1787 Pay and clothing due Colonel Humphreys' Regiment; pay does not cover money advanced Joseph Howell Henry Knox Pay and clothing due Colonel Humphreys' Regiment raised in Connecticut. Muster roll of Captain Throop's company is imperfect in respect to Joseph Hill and Benjamin Tooley. The officer who paid these men should should be accountable and have his pay deducted.
February 3, 1794 Conference between Knox and Humphreys Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Confirmation of meeting between Henry Knox and Joshua Humphreys at the War Office at any time before three o'clock 4 February 1794 if convenient to Joshua Humphreys.
September 28, 1789 Regarding the Failed Treaty Talks with Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray The commissioners state that they are sorry that McGillivray did not provide objections, nor propose terms acceptable to Creek nation. Colonel Humphreys said that he did not offer any articles as an ultimatum. State that McGillivray must have understood that commissioners were desirous of receiving terms that would form basis for treaty. Commissioners will report the facts to President...
January 1, 1796 Joshua Humphreys on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Humphreys' opinions on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston.
July 24, 1797 Cited letter or document, Josiah Fox to Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in Humphreys to Fox, 07/25/1797.
July 20, 1796 Cited Document Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys CITATION only. Humphreys to Fox, 07/22/1796.
June 22, 1796 Cited Document Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox CITATION only. Fox to Humphreys, 07/24/1796.
September 4, 1796 Cited letter or document, Josiah Fox to Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Cited in Humphreys to Fox, 09/16/1796.
August 21, 1795 Colonel George Claghorn's letter regarding dimensions and type of frigate timbers Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys reports that he has considered the letters of Colonel George Claghorn, naval constructor of Boston. He discusses the dimensions of frigate timbers, and the merits of oak timbers and pine timbers. He concludes that there is no impropriety in reducing the timber size by a small margin.
July 25, 1797 Reprimand for Improper Use of Title Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Fox notified Humphreys he would no longer take orders from him, as Fox is head of the Naval Department and Humphreys styled himself a grander title than was appropriate.
April 21, 1787 Payment Comes Through for Colonel Humphrey's Corps Henry Knox Jeremiah Wadsworth Notifies Wadsworth that Knox has obtained 2 warrants for pay of Col. Humphrey's corps from the Board of Treasury. As a sign of trust in Wadsworth, Knox has made the warrants payable to him. Wadsworth is to hold the money until the exact amounts due are figured out from Humphrey's muster rolls and payrolls, then pay it out.
December 17, 1800 Accounts of Mr. Rogers and Colonel Davis William Simmons Edward Carrington Regarding accounts of Mr. Rogers and Colonel Davis, asks that Carrington forward information to the office in order that they be put before the comptroller for decision.
May 13, 1795 Forwarding of Suggestions for Frigate Construction & Beam Preservation Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, encloses Humphrey's suggestions regarding Frigates; discusses method to preserve beams.
September 27, 1789 Explanation for Retreat from Former Camp and Prospects for Further Talks Alexander McGillivray Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department McGillivray says he moved camp because he needed food for his horses. Relates that he spoke at length with Colonel Humphreys regarding the contest between Creeks and state of Georgia. Says that when he learned that discussions would not include encroachments or restitution of hunting grounds, or Oconee lands, then he resolved to return to the nation to refer the matter until spring. Nothing...
March 18, 1785 Cited letter or document, D. Humphreys to Congress of the United States D. Humphreys Congress of the United States Letter, Citation only. Cited in Knox to Humphreys, 07/15/1785.
July 17, 1796 Cited Document Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys CITATION only. Humphreys to Fox, 07/20/1796.
October 22, 1794 Recommendation for shipyard clerk Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Shipbuilder Joshua Humphreys requests that Knox forgive him taking it upon himself to recommend William Doughty for the position of clerk in the Philadelphia shipyard. Humphreys believes Doughty to be a devoted and distinguished worker.
July 7, 1796 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys, constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia from April through June 1796.
August 30, 1798 Regarding the Supplying & Armament of the Man of War Ganges Benjamin Stoddert Joshua Humphreys Notes that additional nine-pounders are being purchased for the ship Ganges, and asks Humphreys' advice on carriages for them; also notes that he has had the purveyor, Mr. Francis, obtain other supplies needed by the Ganges, rather than asking Humphreys to do so.
May 13, 1795 Deliver the Articles to Mr. Humphreys Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The articles to be issued from the public stores for the frigate building at Philadelphia are so numerous that it will cause inconvenience and a loss of time for the Constructor to apply to the War Office for each order. Hodgdon is therefore directed to deliver the articles immediately on the order of Mr. Humphreys, the Constructor.
March 24, 1798 Letter Citation Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Cited in McHenry to Humphreys 03/26/1798.McHenry gave approval to begin repairs to frigate, preparing ship for sea to police U.S. waters against French or other privateers.
June 22, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Unknown Recipient The appointment from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Joseph Humphreys as naval constructor. Specifically, Humphreys was charged with the construction of the 44 gun frigate at Philadelphia. At this date, the U.S. had no navy yards; vessels were built in private yards.