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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 26, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Mr. Scott, Clerk of the Navy Yard, the following articles intended for the frigate "United States": 9 and 18 thread ratline, 4 &1/2 inch rope, 3 yarn spun yarn, tallow, leather, red and white [bunting], canvass, twine.
May 12, 1797 Kentledge for the Frigate "United States" John Stagg John Harris Harris is directed to deliver one hundred tons of kentledge to Captain John Barry for use on the Frigate "United States."
July 25, 1796 Description of Specifications for Building of 36-Gun Frigate Forman Cheesman Josiah Fox Letter, describes terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
April 28, 1797 Rigging and Cordage for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Mr. Francis, the Purveyor, the rigging and cordage for the frigate "United States." Included also are one jack, one ensign, and one pendant.
May 8, 1798 Request for recruiter James McHenry Captain John Barry Requests that lieutenant for the frigate United States come to New York for recruiting. Outlines instructions for cost of journey and expenses.
April 4, 1798 Regarding delivery of 12 pound cannon by Captain Staats Morris for frigate United States [not available] [not available] Captain Staats Morris, commander of fort at Whetstone Point near Baltimore, will deliver twelve 12 pounder cannon. Request that they be shipped to Philadelphia addressed to Captain John Barry commanding frigate United States.
January 18, 1798 Articles Intended for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Lieutenant John Mullowney for the frigate "United States" the following items: paper cartridges, a powder horn, bit and priming wire, a rammer and sponge, a worm and ladle proper for 24 pounders, cannon powder, and sticks of portfires.
November 10, 1797 State of Progress of Constructing & Equipping Frigate United States Captain John Barry James McHenry Describes state of progress on frigate United States, including carpentry and blacksmithing remaining to be completed, the state of ballast & water casks, masts, cables, anchors, rigging, yards, etc. Discusses finding a safe place to harbor the frigate for the winter. Comments on state of provisions, powder, and cannon (the least being apparently in a poor state). Stresses need to obtain...
November 1, 1797 Suits of Marine Clothes for the Frigate "United States" Nathan Jones John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twelve suits of Marine clothes to Captain William McRea for use on board the frigate "United States."
August 4, 1797 Camp Kettles for the Frigate "United States" John Stagg John Harris Harris is asked to deliver two camp kettles to Corporal Hanlin, of Mitchell's Company, for the use of the guard on board the frigate "United States."
June 10, 1798 Pay for crew aboard frigate United States War Department Charles Wadsworth Money to be applied in advance towards pay of seamen and marines on board the frigate United States under Captain John Barry
April 10, 1798 12 Round Shot for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Lieutenant Charles Stewart 12 round shot [for] 12 pounders for the Frigate United States."
April 10, 1798 12 Round Shot 12 Pounder for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver 12 round shot 12 pounder to Lieutenant Charles Stewart for the frigate "United States."
May 19, 1797 Ship's Pendant for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Mr. Scott, Clerk of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia, a ship's pendant for the frigate "United States."
July 25, 1797 Regarding the Launching of Frigate Constitution Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses launching Frigate Constitution; advises Fox regarding rank in Marine Department.
May 8, 1798 Order for the Sending of A Recruiting Officer from the Frigate United States to New York James McHenry Captain John Barry Directs Barry to order a lieutenant of the frigate United States to New York City, to recruit seamen there. Orders Barry to provide the lieutenant with instructions, and for that officer to keep close accounts of his expenditures, that they may be reimbursed.
April 12, 1798 Notification of Inspection of New York Cannon Promised to United States James McHenry John Jay Informs Governor Jay that Captain John Barry, of the frigate United States, has been ordered to travel to New York to inspect the cannon Jay has offered to lend to the United States. Gives instructions for the transaction.
July 26, 1797 Articles 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."
August 8, 1799 Refers to Injury and Pension of Pat Fouber Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports that rearer Pat Fouber received half his pension prior to enlisting with the Marines aboard the frigate United States after breaking his arm on board and before being put on the pension list.
May 10, 1798 Certification of payments; crew of the frigate "United States" William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $872.08 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 April 1798; to be paid to William McRea, Lieutenant of Marines.
May 28, 1798 Green Baize for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver one piece of either green baize or halfthicks to Mr. James Milne for the use of the frigate "United States."
March 19, 1798 Replacement of Cannon on Frigate United States James McHenry John Jay Iron cannon intended for frigate United States was deemed unfit. New cannon to be procured by state of New York from a foundry in Connecticut as soon as possible. Jay requests a loan to purchase cannon.
August 24, 1797 Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War James McHenry Captain John Barry Enclosed are the regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States.
January 20, 1798 Drum Heads for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Lieutenant William MacRea for the Marines on board the frigate 'United States' two drum heads."
May 12, 1795 Discussion of U.S. Frigate Construction & Josiah Fox's Performance as Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, discusses Frigates under construction in U.S.; discusses Frigate building at Norfolk; describes Josiah Fox's pay rate; discusses Fox's performance as Naval constructor.