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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 30, 1798 Naval Policy, Cannon for Frigates, Etc. James McHenry [not available] McHenry discusses Naval policy; discusses Frigate Constitution; mentions cannon for fortification; discusses cannon for frigate.
May 5, 1798 Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various...
October 18, 1796 Regarding the duties and responsibilities of the frigate inspector [not available] John Langdon Duties and responsibilities of the frigate inspector described, presumably at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Should Colonel Thompson accept the terms, McHenry will submit name to President of United States General George Washington for approval.
December 11, 1797 Jack Screws for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Captain John Barry of the Frigate United States a pair of large jack screws."
January 23, 1797 Regarding Shipment of Trenails to Portsmouth Navy Yard Forman Cheesman Josiah Fox Letter, informs re shipment of trenails to Portsmouth; alludes to Frigate.
June 7, 1798 12 Pound Shot & Priming Wire for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver 12 pound shot and priming wire to John Bess, gunner of the frigate "United States."
January 1, 1797 Cordage for the Rigging of the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the cordage intended for the rigging of the frigate "United States" to the purveyor, Tench Francis. It will be fitted under his direction, subject to the further order of the Secretary of War.
February 3, 1798 Replacing a Broken Musket for McRea's Marines James McHenry John Harris McHenry requests that Harris provide a musket for Lieutenant McRea's Marines to replace one that was accidentally broken on the frigate "United States" and has been turned in for repairs.
May 29, 1798 Clothing & Arms for the Frigate United States James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver the listed articles to Lieutenant MacRea for the Marines on board the Frigate "United States."
January 10, 1798 Clothing & Arms for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver 18 Marine muskets with accoutrements, one suit of sergeant's clothing, and three dozen flints to Lieutenant MacRea for the Marines on board the frigate "United States," John Barry, commander. The muskets McRea now has on hand should be returned to the store.
May 7, 1798 Regarding the loan of cannon from State of New York for use of frigate United States and matter of defense of New York harbor James McHenry John Jay The War Office relays President John Adams' intent to replace any cannon provided by the State of New York for naval service. Captain John Barry, commander frigate United States, has been sent to examine cannon. Cannon will be sent down Hudson River to Governor's Island at New York Harbor and on to Philadelphia. Goes on to discuss the prospects of defense for New York Harbor and city of New York...
June 29, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Lieutenant Charles Stuart William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $50.82 is due Lieutenant Charles Stuart on board the frigate "United States", being the balance due him upon the settlement of his account for recruiting seaman for the "United States", and for contingent expenses attending same.
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.]
July 7, 1798 Order for USS United States to Patrol Off Delaware Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Orders Barry to patrol off the coast of Delaware; refers to new acts of Congress which will affect naval operations.
September 1, 1796 Contemporary Copy of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, directs commencement of Frigate construction; discusses terms of Frigate building; discusses timber for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; describes terms for building Frigate.
April 4, 1798 Boarding Pikes and Musket Cartridges for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver 24 boarding pikes to Lieutenant Mullowny for the frigate "United States" and one box of musket cartridges with ball to Lieutenant McRea for the Marines on board the same ship.
August 4, 1797 Camp Kettles for the Frigate "Unites 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."
December 21, 1797 Certification of payments; account of Tench Francis William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $285.92 is due Tench Francis, being the amount of monies advanced by him for the pay of the Seamen and Ordinary Seamen on board the frigate "United States" through November 1797.
April 10, 1798 Request to deliver twelve pound shot to Captain Barry [not available] Lewis Tousard The War Office requests that Major Tousard provide cannon shot to Captain John Barry of the frigate United States.
July 1, 1794 Captain John Barry Oath of Allegiance sworn before Richard Peters. Captain John Barry [not available] Captain John Barry, appointed Captain of one of the six frigates, takes the oath of allegiance, sworn before Richard Peters. Barry would go on to superintend construction and command the USS United States.
August 2, 1793 Detained Frigate Henry Knox George Clinton Discusses case of prize taken by French Frigate.
January 8, 1798 Certification of payments; salary of George Claghorn Constructor USS Constitution William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due George Claghorn, Constructor of the frigate "Constitution," being his salary for October through December 1797, to be transmitted to Jonathan Jackson, Supervisor Boston Massachusetts.
July 23, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
September 21, 1796 Order for Selection of Timber & Planks for Frigate James McHenry Josiah Fox Orders, directs selecting timber & plank for proposed Frigate.
June 16, 1797 Articles Wanted for Frigates James McHenry John Harris McHenry asks Harris to furnish the Purveyor with the listed articles.