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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 27, 1799 Requests 32 pound shot for Captain Barry to Embark for Sea Benjamin Stoddert James McHenry Reports that Captain Barry is ready for sea, waiting only for a small amount of 32 pound shot.
April 11, 1797 Pay & Subsistence of frigate Captain John Barry, US Navy William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $333 is due Captain John Barry of the US Navy, being his pay and subsistence for January through March 1797.
July 12, 1798 Accompanying Revenue Cutter May Not Be Ready to Sail Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Informs Barry that a revenue cutter designated to join Barry's USS United States may not be ready in time to do so; forwards correspondence.
August 28, 1797 Cited letter or document, Captain John Barry to Unknown Recipient Captain John Barry Unknown Recipient Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in No Signature to Barry 08/30/1797
July 1, 1794 Oath of Captain John Barry Captain John Barry Unknown Recipient Oath of Captain John Barry, known as the "Father of the American Navy," swearing allegiance to the Unitied States and its Constitution. Barry was appointed superintendent commander of what would become the frigate United States.
August 7, 1794 Superintendent of 44-gun frigate Henry Knox Captain John Barry Letter from the Secretary of War to Captain John Barry of the U.S. Navy. Informs Barry that he is to consider himself superintendent of the 44-gun frigate to be built at Philadelphia. Barry's constant attendance will be necessary. Knox then proceeds to describe the current situation in relation to its construction.
January 10, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Captain John Barry, United States Navy William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $335.40 is due Captain John Barry of the Navy, being the amount of account of pay and subsistence for October through December 1797.
November 16, 1797 Certification of payments; pay & subsistence of Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $669.60 is due Captain John Barry of the Navy of the United States, being for his pay and subsistence for April through September 1797.
April 4, 1798 Request to Ship 12 Pounders to Philadelphia for Capt. John Barry James McHenry Samuel & Joseph Sterrett Captain Staats Morris will deliver twelve 12 pounders to the Sterrets; they are to ship them to Philadelphia to John Barry for the frigate United States.
January 21, 1796 Pay & Subsistence of frigate Captain John Barry William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $670.80 is due John Barry, Captain of one of the frigates, being his pay and subsistence for July through December 1795.
April 25, 1798 Orders for Captain John Barry War Department Captain John Barry References Mr. Moses Tenant and Barry's orders.
August 6, 1796 Pay of Navy Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $679.40 is due John Barry, Captain in the Navy, being his pay and subsistence from January through June 1796 and for expenses to Cecil Furnace and back to Philadelphia.
June 6, 1794 Letter from Navy captain Captain John Barry Henry Knox Letter from Captain John Barry of the U.S. Navy to Secretary Knox. Barry is grateful of the honor of appointing a commander in the navy.
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.
December 12, 1797 Magazine Lantern for Captain Barry James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver a magazine lantern to Captain John Barry for use on board the frigate "United States."
May 23, 1798 Have the boats and crew in readiness War Department Captain John Barry Request that Captain John Barry have the boats and crew in readiness on the next day in order to go on board the Ganges.
December 11, 1797 Regarding the payroll from Captain John Barry and Lieutenant McRae of the Marines [not available] William Simmons Regarding Navy and Marine Pay, Simmons is advised that the payroll he received, signed by Captain Barry and Lieutenant McRea of the Marines, is sufficient; the pay has been fixed on, and no other information is required.
May 16, 1798 Military Stores Required by Captain Barry James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to determine what quantity of the military stores required by Captain Barry of the frigate "United States" is available in the public stores.
January 9, 1798 Marine for Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Directs Barry to record Jonathan Shattuck as a Marine for the frigate.
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.
May 7, 1798 Assurance of Delivery of Cannons to the State of New York James McHenry John Jay Cannons and foundry inspected by Capt. Barry and found to be favorable. Cannons approved for Governors Island. Defense of the City of New York required estimate of funding, McHenry promised to ascertain some money for the necessary repairs and building.
December 11, 1797 Large Jack Screws for Captain Barry James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver a pair of large jack screws to Captain John Barry of the frigate "United States."
May 23, 1798 Request for Boat & Crew to Attend USS Ganges James McHenry Captain John Barry Requests that Barry have a boat and crew prepared to take McHenry to the USS Ganges [about to set sail against the French].
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.
May 22, 1798 Inquiry into Completion of Gun Carriages for Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Asks Barry to find out exactly when he can expect the completion of the gun carriages for the frigate United States.