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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 1, 1797 Staffing Frigate Captain John Barry John Mulloney per request of Secretary of War, a frigate must set sail. Instructions for staffing 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...
January 19, 1795 Lack of Supplies and Pay Captain Samuel Nicholson Captain John Barry Requests arrival dates on ration, commission, and pay.
May 1798 Mounting Cannons Captain John Barry James McHenry Timeline for properly mounting cannons on a frigate.
March 23, 1798 Request for Estimates of Defects in Decking of Frigate United States James McHenry Joshua Humphreys The captain of the frigate United States reported that the seams of its deck are opened. Humphreys is to survey the problems and write an estimate of the repairs costs.
May 22, 1798 Seeks Information about Carriage Construction Aboard Ship James McHenry Captain John Barry Wishes to visit person appointed to construct gun carriages to see how long construction will take.
September 3, 1791 Clothing Delivered to Fort Washington, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig gives account of clothing delivered to Fort Washington. Craig also discusses issues regarding powder, horses, and river piloting.
March 16, 1795 I Am Sorry I Did Not Receive My Rations Captain Samuel Nicholson Joseph Howell Although he has received his allowance for quarters, Nicholson expresses his disappointment that he did not receive his rations also. He will send his account to Howell with the expectation that Howell will give this matter his immediate attention.
April 11, 1799 Recommends Employment of Col. Orne Lewis Tousard James McHenry IDiscusses employing Col. Orne as a deputy with recommendations from others. Reports work and supplies at Providence. Refers to owner of furnace.
January 10, 1798 Clothing, Muskets, & Flints for Lieutenant McRea James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver eighteen Marine muskets with accoutrements, one suit of sergeant's clothing, and three dozen flints to Lieutenant William McRae for the use of the Marines on board the frigate "United States" commanded by John Barry.
October 10, 1795 Different Measurements for Frigates Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Hoped Truxtun would meet with Mr. Humphreys to discuss mast and yard dimensions, but meeting failed. Enclosed statement for different calculations, all exceed dimensions specified by Truxtun. Enclosed statement copied.
April 28, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Affairs Josiah Fox Tench Francis Regarding supplies for frigates, discrepancy in the number of pegs.
April 30, 1800 Notification of Payment William Simmons James Carraway Accounts for supplies furnished to the 6th Reg. of Infantry at Avery's borough North Carolina were submitted by William Barry Grove, Esq. Upon examination of the receipts, Simmons found Carraway shortchanged himself, changes made to account to be reimbursed. Sum paid to William B. Grove, attorney for Carraway. Future receipts to be directly submitted to Office and payment to Carraway to be...
August 24, 1797 Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War James McHenry Captain John Barry Enclosed are the regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States.
October 22, 1794 Vessels for transporting timber Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue informs Hamilton that he has contracted for a number of vessels for the timber for the frigates in the Middle and Southern states.
May 30, 1798 Request for Issue of Stores to New Frigate, United States James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of vast amount of stores to outfit the new frigate United States.
June 7, 1797 Request for Estimate to Complete Frigate United States Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for estimate to complete Frigate United States.
August 24, 1797 Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War James McHenry Captain John Barry Regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States.
May 4, 1798 Inventory of articles on board ships Ganges and Hamburgh Captain John Barry [not available] Asks that someone be appointed to make out and sign inventory and receipts for guns, stores and articles of equipment related to purchase of ships Ganges and Hamburgh by Secretary of Treasury.
January 25, 1796 Request for Standardization of Dimensions for Masts, Yards, & Other Ships' Components Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys Discusses the masting of the frigates currently under construction, recommends that the building superintendent of each ship be allowed to judge for themselves the construction of the masts and yards. Asks Humphreys' opinion on these matters, and asks for a standardized set of measurements for the masts, yards, bowsprits, mast heads, and yardarms.
January 4, 1798 Regarding Marines and Seamen; manner of muster; rations [not available] Captain John Barry Mentions Marine and Sailor muster rolls. Until such time as permanent regulations for government of the Marines and Seamen are contemplated by the President of United States, house the Marines and Seamen monthly while in port. Discusses method of muster. Colonel Mentges will muster the Marines; someone with experience muster the seamen. Mentions contract to supply rations conformably to Act of...
May 14, 1799 Sundry Deployments of Officers, Etc. James McHenry William Grove McHenry discusses sundry officer deployments. It seems likely that Mr. Love, who belongs to the 4th Regiment, will be attached to the officer who has been ordered by Colonel Hamilton to Salisbury in Carolina. Lieutenant Rowan has been assigned to a southern garrison but his eventual employment will depend on Major General Pinckney. McHenry stresses, however, that officers will not receive pay or...
March 14, 1791 Power of Attorney for Various Soldiers Ephraim Steel Unknown Recipient Power of attorney for various soldiers and officers.
May 8, 1800 List of officers for the Provisional Army William Grove James McHenry Concerning a list of officers for the Provisional Army, particularly the omission of Mr. Martin which he discusses in detail.
July 7, 1794 Requests Information about Iron Ballasts Tench Coxe Henry Knox Reports that a considerable quantity of iron ballasts were delivered to a War Department agent from the ship Alliance. Hopes to use them most economically. Requests a note of their condition.