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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
March 8, 1797 Sheet Copper Cloth and Nails for the Frigate United States James McHenry John Harris Harris should deliver to Tench Francis the quantities of sheet copper cloth and nails that are needed for sheathing the bottom of the frigate "United States'.
May 10, 1797 Memorandum - Frigate Launched James McHenry [not available] Notification that the frigate United States was launched from J. Humphrey's navy yard in Southwark Philadelphia.
May 16, 1798 Cloting for the Marines on the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver six complete suits of Marine clothing to Lieutenant William McRea for the use of the Marines on board the frigate "United States."
May 26, 1798 Articles for the Ship of War "United States" James McHenry John Harris McHenry directs Harris to deliver a long list of articles to Captain John Barry for use on the frigate "United States."
June 29, 1797 Hearth for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the hearth for the frigate "United States" to the purveyor Tench Francis.
June 29, 1797 Hearth for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to the hearth for the frigate "United States" to Tench Francis, the Purveyor.
June 7, 1797 Estimate of expenses required to complete frigate United States Josiah Fox Tench Francis Josiah Fox, navy constructor, asks Francis, navy purser for estimate of expenses for completing frigate United States. Include costs of employing tradesmen. Intent is to estimate costs so that no calls made to congress hereafter for that purpose. Leave out military stores; Samuel Hodgdon has provided.
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.
January 12, 1798 Request for Delivery to the Frigate United States James McHenry John Harris Request to deliver ammunition and supplies to Lieut. John Mullowny for the Frigate United States.
September 9, 1796 Statement of Terms for Ironwork Aboard Frigate William Plaisted Josiah Fox Letter, describes terms for iron work on Frigate currently under construction.
February 5, 1798 Certification of payments; subsistence of Edward Head, sailing master frigate United States William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $44 is due Edward Head, acting sailing master of the frigate "United States", being for his subsistence from September 13, the date of his appointment, through December 1797.
August 17, 1797 Drum & Fife for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Please to deliver to Captain William MacRea for the frigate 'United States' one drum and one fife complete."
May 30, 1798 Request for Issue of Stores to New Frigate, United States James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of vast amount of stores to outfit the new frigate United States.
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.
April 28, 1797 Rigging & Cordage for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris should deliver to the purveyor Tench Francis the rigging and cordage for the frigate "United States" in addition to one ensign, one Jack, and one pendant for the same vessel.
June 8, 1797 Bindings for the Frigate United States James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Mr. Dowers, the sailmaker, two and a quarter gross, or nine pieces scarlet binding for binding the awnings of the frigate "United States."
July 25, 1797 Junk & Copper to be Stored for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver quantities of junk (cordage) and copper to Tench Francis who will place them in the Public Store to be available for the use of the frigate "United States" as needed.
May 19, 1798 Cloth for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver seven yards of cloth, such as that used for covering cushions for the barge, to Captain John Barry for the frigate "United States."
May 3, 1798 Artricles for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Lieutenant Ross of the frigate "United States" the following items: a top lantern, ballast shovels, a piece of red bunting, a piece of white bunting, and sewing twine.
June 8, 1797 Bindings for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Mr. Dowers, the sailmaker, two and a quarter gross, or nine pieces scarlet, quality bindings for binding the awnings of the frigate "United States."
December 27, 1797 Regarding appointements of commissioned officers and other pay matters for crew of frigate Constitution [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Congress being in session, no appointments of commissioned officers can be made but by the President with advice and consent of senate. The men employed therefore cannot be considered eligible for pay provided by law. Also a discussion on the appointment of warrant officers and petty officers; the nature of their services must be known first. Suggest the crew number is excessive; the numbers are...
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.
July 26, 1797 Supplies for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Mr. Scott, Clerk of the Navy Yard, the listed articles for the use of the frigate "United States."
September 21, 1797 Request for more persistence in corresponding with person delivering the heavy anchor for frigate at Baltimore [not available] Tench Francis Request for more persistence regarding the person delivering the anchor for frigate at Baltimore. If not yet completed, order one from Portsmouth New Hampshire. Frigate cannot get near the wharves without heavy anchors and is exposed to much danger. Expresses thanks for attention to frigate United States and exertions to assist the sick on board. Requests that Francis exercise judgment and...
May 19, 1797 Ship's Pendant for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Please to deliver to the order of Mr. Scott, Clerk of the Navy Yard, a ship's pendant for the frigate 'United States'."