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June 5, 1794 Appointing Talbot captain of one of the new frigates Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot The letter notifies Talbot of his appointment as captain of one of the new frigates being built. In order of rank, he is third behind John Barry and Samuel Nicholson. The letter wishes for Talbot to reply whether he accepts his appointment.
August 30, 1797 Final Outfitting for the Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry McHenry writes that he is glad to hear the damage done to the ship during its launching has been repaired; directs Barry to moor in the harbor and take on cannon and all its other supplies, which have been provided by Mr. Francis, the purveyor. Discusses the procuring of recruits for the ship, the hiring of seamen to make it seaworthy, and the enlistment of the ship's doctor. A note from the...
October 22, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to Tench Coxe on sizes of beams and the issue of pine or oak Henry Knox Tench Coxe Letter from Henry Knox to Tench Coxe on sizes of beams; lower and gun decks to be of white oak. Knox withdraws his objection to Joshua Humphreys and Captain Barry on the use of pine for beams for the 44 gun ship to be built in Philadelphia.
April 18, 1798 Instructions for Inspecting & Shipping New York Cannon Offered to United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Instructs Captain Barry to inspect the cannon offered to the United States by the legislature of New York, and to send them to Philadelphia if he finds them fit for service.
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...
January 4, 1798 Directions for Marines and Seamen James McHenry Captain John Barry Outlines rules for governing the marines and seamen until permanent rules are adopted.
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."
June 1, 1798 Equipment for the Three Frigates James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Captain John Barry for the frigate "United States" and to Samuel Hodgdon for transportation to the frigates "Constitution" and "Constellation" all military and other stores deposited in the public stores that are needed for the equipment of these ships.
December 20, 1796 Advocating the use of Burkes pumps for the frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Barry, Truxton and Humphreys list in detail the performance of the Burkes Patent Pumps they tested. It delivered 154 gallons of water in 35 seconds by 38 strokes of the brakes, and raised the water 12 feet with four hands. It was also able to bring up a quantity of walnut-sized stones as well as a four-pound shot. The pump is likely to be more reliable than the current chain pumps and will be...
December 30, 1800 American Treatment of Armed French Vessels Benjamin Stoddert Commodore Barry Despite the fact that a treaty with the French Republic is before the U. S. Senate, Secretary of the Navy Stoddert orders Barry to treat French armed vessels as hostile so long as they continue their depredations against American trading vessels.
August 18, 1795 John Posey to David Henley John Posey David Henley no image
March 2, 1797 Transmission of Commission for Commander of Frigate United States John Stagg Captain John Barry Transmits to Barry his commission in the Navy of the United States, as commander of the frigate United States [1st of the original 6 frigates of the U.S. Navy].
May 19, 1798 Cloth for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver seven yards of cloth, such as that used for covering cushions for the barge, to Captain John Barry for the frigate "United States."
May 28, 1798 A Discount on the Enormous Freight Charges Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith In addition to discussing the shipment of sundry cannon, Hodgdon asks Smith to inquire about a possible reduction of the freight charges for the heavy 24 pounders and carriages.
September 3, 1797 Request for Printing of Copies of Form Document James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, encloses form; directs copies printed.
February 24, 1798 Regarding request for kentledge as excessive [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Regarding request for kentledge. Suggests that it may be more than needed by comparing amounts required of Captain John Barry and Captain Truxton. Too much ballast endangers safety of ship. Masts could be endangered by rolling. Discusses use of shingle ballast as an alternative.
June 26, 1797 Regarding Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Algerian Frigate.
June 11, 1798 Articles for the Ship "Constitution" Samuel Hodgdon Henry Jackson Articles in the public store are being shipped on board the sloop "Herald" to Boston intended for the use of the ship "Constitution."
August 28, 1797 Completion of Frigate Captain Samuel Nicholson Captain John Barry Request for materials and officers to staff ship prior to launch.
July 10, 1795 Cited letter or document, David Henley to John Posey David Henley John Posey Letter, Citation only.
May 26, 1798 Extensive List of Articles for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is 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.
May 26, 1798 Articles for the Ship of War "United States" James McHenry John Harris McHenry directs Harris to deliver a long list of articles to Captain John Barry for use on the frigate "United States."
July 17, 1797 Request for Cannon Ball and Their Exact Weight per Request Tench Francis, Purveyor James McHenry Samuel Hughes Orders to deliver battering cannons and twenty four pounders to Tench Francis from stock inspected and approved by Capt. Barry. Also requested that upon delivery, the exact weight be transmitted to "this Office."
October 3, 1794 Reports Communication with Various People; Describes Journey to Georgia Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Copy of letter from Samuel Hodgdon. Expresses eagerness to assist Major Stagg in any way. Concerned that the business expectations of him are not satisfactory to Stagg and Hodgdon, rather, part of the duties of the Secretary of War. Coxe will attend to the public service at the best of his abilities. Desires to settle accounts with contractors between Fort Washington and Pittsburgh. Reports...
May 13, 1799 Talbot stating his unwillingness to accept a new post Captain Silas Talbot Alexander Hamilton Talbot informs Hamilton of his unwillingness to accept the new post that has been offered to him in lieu of captaining one of the new frigates, due to the halting of their construction.