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February 6, 1798 Certification of payments; men of the frigate "United States" commanded by Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $363.78 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 December 1797.
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.
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.
April 18, 1798 Orders for Captain Barry War Department Captain John Barry Is to deliver letter to Governor of New York and receive orders.
December 15, 1798 Ellery and Crocker to Antigua Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Mr. Ellery of Rhode Island and Mr. Crocker have important business to transact in Antigua. They will take passage on the "Portsmouth," under Captain McNief, as far as Dominica. Captain Barry is asked to assist in their passage from Dominica to Antigua.
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.
December 11, 1797 Large Jack Screws for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Captain John Barry for the Frigate United States a pair of large jack screws."
December 21, 1797 Certification of payments; men of the Frigate U.S.S. United States, commanded by Captain John Barry William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $772.47 is due the Officers, Petty Officers, Seamen and Marines on board the frigate "United States" commanded by Capt. John Barry, being the balance of their pay from the commencement of their service through November 1797, which sum is to be William MacRea, Lieutenant of Marines.
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."
May 20, 1796 Examination of cannons at Cecil Furnace to determine suitability for service [not available] Mr. Hughes Captains Barry and Truxton and Mr Da Costa examined 35 cannons and found 29 to be suitable for service.
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.
December 19, 1796 Frigate Pumps [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry informs Wolcott that Captain Barry, Captain Truxton, and Joshua Humphreys think that a patent pump is preferable to chain pumps and asks for an order of six of them.
January 9, 1798 Request to keep Jonathan Shattuck borne upon ship's books as a Marine [not available] Captain John Barry Directs Captain John Barry to keep Jonathan Shattuck on ship's books as a Marine.
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.
July 3, 1798 Orders to Take Frigate United States to Sea with Instructions Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Announces preparation of frigate United States to go to sea under Barry's command. Encloses specific instructions. Fears actions of French and requests readiness for any enterprise, expressing confidence in skill and bravery. Establishes mode of communication with the use of flags near the Capes of Delaware.
May 16, 1796 Request to examine cannon to determine if fit for service on frigate [not available] Captain John Barry Request that Captain Barry set out for Cecil Furnace with Mr De Costa and Captain Thomas Truxton for purpose of proving and examining cannon for frigates. Terms of contract described. Mr Hughes will have the terms in his possession.
June 5, 1794 Letter to Captains Barry, Nicholson, Talbot, Barney, Dale, and Truxton appointing them Captains of the first six frigates constructed Henry Knox [not available] Regarding Captains commissions. President of United States General George Washington, with advice and consent of Senate, has appointed these Captains to command ships provided under Act of Naval Armament. Relative rank in following order: Barry, Nicholson, Talbot, Barney, Dale, Truxton.
April 18, 1798 Regarding cannon from State of New York to be loaned for frigate United States [not available] John Jay Captain John Barry will proceed to New York to examine cannon on loan from New York state for 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].
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.
March 23, 1798 Report of frigate United States defects and request to repair [not available] Joshua Humphreys Captain John Barry of frigate United States reports seams are opened and oakum loosened. Humphreys is asked to oversee an estimate of repairs.
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.
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.
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 26, 1798 Military and Other Stores for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris John Harris has been directed to deliver items enumerated on a nine-page list from the public stores to Captain John Barry for the ship "United States." Included are articles for the ship's chandlery, paints, charts, cabin furniture, hospital stores and utensils, stationery, and provisions.