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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
June 22, 1796 Cited Document Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox CITATION only. Fox to Humphreys, 07/24/1796.
July 20, 1796 Cited Document Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys CITATION only. Humphreys to Fox, 07/22/1796.
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.
September 4, 1796 Cited letter or document, Josiah Fox to Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Cited in Humphreys to Fox, 09/16/1796.
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.
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.
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.
April 3, 1797 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys Constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as Constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia for January through March 1797.
May 2, 1795 Request for Help to a Captain in Finding Lumber Buyers Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Humphreys that the bearer, Captain Malcolm, is from the region in Maine to which Knox is moving. Malcolm has brought in a cargo of lumber, and asks Humphreys to help Malcolm find purchasers for it.
July 16, 1794 Appointment of Josiah Fox as a clerk in the Department of War for Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Josiah Fox Letter appoints Josiah Fox as a clerk in the Department of War under Joshua Humphreys, who is constructing models and draughts frigates to be built in the United States. Rate of pay $500 per year.
December 1, 1794 Regarding Joshua Humphreys; woodcutters at Georgia; request for money Henry Knox William Pennock Mentions Joshua Humphreys and Norfolk. Forks for wood cutters has been provided. Treasury will furnish money if needed; forward an estimate.
May 20, 1795 Letter from the War Office requesting remarks on letter from naval constructor David Stodder [not available] Joshua Humphreys Letter from War Office conveys Timothy Pickering guidance and solicits remarks from Joshua Humphreys on a letter from David Stodder, naval constructor at Baltimore. Letters from frigate builders will be handed to Mr Humphreys. Secretary of War Pickering guidance is that naval constructors freely communicate their ideas.
March 8, 1794 Letter Citation Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Humphreys, 03/10/1794.
April 12, 1794 Letter Citation Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Cited in Knox to Humphreys, 04/12/1794.
May 13, 1795 Articles for Mr. Humphreys, the Constructor Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon The articles issued from the public stores for the frigate building at Philadelphia are needed immediately so they will be hastily delivered on the orders of Mr. Humphreys, the constructor.
June 28, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys as Constructor or Master Builder at the Port of Philadelphia Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Joshua Humphreys of his appointment as Constructor or Master Builder of a 44 gun frigate at the port of Philadelphia at the rate of $2000 per year. Pay retroactive in consideration of Humphreys' work adjusting models and draughts. [Frigate would become the USS United States.]
August 7, 1789 Humphreys conveys information from Washington to Knox D. Humphreys Henry Knox Letter, Humphreys informs Knox that Washington is inclined to place before Congress the issues of a national militia and Indian affairs in the southern district.