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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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.
May 12, 1794 Requests Estimates for Cables and Anchors Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests estimates for cables and anchors for a frigate furnished by Captain Barry.
October 8, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding extension of the pier at Philadelphia [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry forwards a letter from Joshua Humphreys and Captain John Barry regarding requirement to entend pier at Philadelphia to prevent injury to frigate during launching. Captain Thomas Truxton has examined premises and agrees.
June 6, 1794 Acceptance of Naval Appointment Captain John Barry Henry Knox Barry accepts his appointment as a commander in the U.S. Navy.
September 30, 1795 Direction for Frigate Mast & Spar Dimensions to Be Discussed Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, directs conference re mast & spar dimensions for Frigates.
February 9, 1798 Muster Roll of Officers & Men on 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 8th of January 1798, the time they were last mustered, to the 9th of February 1798.
March 14, 1795 Requested Furlough for Captain Dale Timothy Pickering George Washington Pickering requests a furlough for Captain Dale with the understanding that Dale will return from China in time to take command of his frigate. Captain Barry and Captain Truxton are engaged to provide advice and assistance during Captain Dale's absence.
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.
October 1795 Statement of lengths of masts and yards of 44 gun frigates [not available] [not available] A true Statement of the total lengths of the masts and yards for the frigates of 44 guns calculated from the proportions laid down by the following gentlemen: Capt. Truxton, Mr. Humphreys, Capt. Barry.
October 1, 1794 Reports Interactions with Various People; Complains about Expectations of War Department Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Received letter with military supply requests after Hamilton's departure. Reports that Major Stagg has set out after the President with Gen. Wayne's dispatches. Reports communications and requests of Samuel Hodgdon and Tench Francis. Colonel Fish has assured him that blankets and shoes will be sent next week. Reports that Captain Barry will sail for Georgia on a brig carrying live oak. Complains...
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.
January 11, 1795 Reviews Activity with Ships for Georgia Tench Coxe Timothy Pickering Expresses concern that the Secretary of the Treasury had not been apprised of Coxe's business, and communication should be forwarded to Mr. Francis. Reports that vessels for Georgia have been taken up in Philadelphia under Captain Barry, and his office has no further information. Lists available vessels and previous circular letters sent to naval agents. Asks that he go over previous...
April 1, 1794 Request for Ship Builder Henry Knox John Hackett Secretary Knox refers to Hackett's construction of the well-regarded Revolutionary warship "Alliance" and asks that he come to Philadelphia for consultation on construction of large-sized frigates. Expenses will be paid.
October 10, 1795 On the different calculations as to total measurement of masts and yards Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Pickering had hoped that since Captains Truxton, Barry and Talbot were in town, they would meet with Joshua Humphreys to consult on the dimensions of masts for the frigates. Pickering includes a chart from Joshua Humphreys with different calculations.
April 24, 1796 Night Heads Raised with Frigate's Stern Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Some man had reported that the night heads were not raised with the stern of the frigate, but Truxton assures Fox that they were bolted to the apron and have been raised.
July 13, 1798 Notification of Various Issues, Including Congress' Refusal to Declare War on France Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Informs Barry of various matters -- including information about another ship, the health of his wife, and the closing of Congress without an official declaration of war against France.
March 14, 1795 On granting a furlough to Captain Richard Dale Timothy Pickering George Washington Regarding Captain Dale furlough to China, Pickering says that it is solicitous to retain in the public service so inestimable an office as Captain Dale, that in order to save the service from injury, he be granted a furlough. Dale will undoubtedly return from China in time to take command. Recommends that the superintending be given to Captains Samuel and Robert Barron. Both are from Norfolk,...
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.
December 20, 1794 Report on the Building of Frigates Joshua Humphreys Unknown Recipient Report on the construction of the first frigates of the U.S. Navy. Live oak and red cedar will be the materials of choice, though white oak was used for the floor timbers. Captain Barry is certain that live oak may be procured from Georgia, and because of the rapid rate of decay of white oak the cost computed over 40-50 years is the same as live oak. Building a mold loft os too expensive a...
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.
August 4, 1797 Discussion of Frigates Constellation & Constitution, And of Anchor Weights Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses frigates Constellation & Constitution; discusses anchor weight.
May 28, 1798 Request to Sail to New York James McHenry Captain Barry Inquiry on Barry's ability to mount sufficient guns to sail safely to New York and return to Delaware in two days time. Request for list of required articles.
August 18, 1795 Inquiry on status of the payroll, which has not been received John Posey Henry Barry Posey informs Barry that so far he has only received the Muster Roll for his detachment, but still needs information regarding how and when to pay his men as he has not yet received the payroll.
April 4, 1800 Enclosed Accounts Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Enclosed armourers accounts, results from its examination will be communicated. Mentioned the return of Capt. Barry who could only report that U.S. commissioners were respectfully received.
September 30, 1795 Request for Talbot, Truxton & Humphreys to Submit Proper Dimensions of Masts & Spars for Frigates Timothy Pickering [not available] Letter, asks for dimensions of masts and spars.