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April 21, 1798 Order to Advance Money for Payment of Shipwrights at Pittsburgh Captain H C Cooke Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Humphries was instructed to engage a number of shipwrights to work on building of galleys at Pittsburgh for Ohio River.
June 5, 1795 Copy of a page from a Joshua Humphries letterbook Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses Jonathan Humphries' and Josiah Fox's roll in planning and constructing the early frigates.
February 19, 1801 Regarding settlement of Doctor Humphries' account Samuel Dexter William Simmons Dexter directs additional allowances for Doctor Humphries' medical services.
August 22, 1795 Letter from the War Office forwarding Joshua Humphreys' review of timber dimensions and type [not available] George Claghorn War Office forwards Joshua Humphreys' advice to naval constructor George Claghorn regarding timber dimensions and type of wood for frigate constructed at Boston.
February 21, 1801 Certification of payment; Doctor Alexander Humphries, for attendance on troops of the United States stationed at Staunton Virginia William Simmons Samuel Dexter Certification of payment; $135.82 to Doctor Alexander Humphries, additional compensation for attendance on troops of the United States stationed at Staunton Virginia.
May 12, 1794 Queries from Henry Knox to John Wharton regarding Joshua Humphreys' and Josiah Fox' estimates and proposals on frigate design Henry Knox John Wharton Asks opinion of Joshua Humphrey's and Josiah Fox's models from ship builder and designer John Wharton. He asks whether long ships require their extreme breadth as far forward as smaller ships. Where is the dead flat to be placed? He asks to contrast Humphreys' model with those of Josiah Fox, another prominent ship designer who worked for Humphreys. Knox asks whose method is best Fox or Humphreys....
June 25, 1794 Henry Knox announces names of naval agents to Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton, informs that Charleston will not be one of the ports for construction, and names John Morgan and Joshua Humphreys as constructors Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Secretary of War Henry Knox informs Alexander Hamilton that he has appointed as naval agents Henry Jackson at Boston, Jeremiah Yellot at Baltimore, and Henry Blagge at New York. Others will be named soon. Charleston will not be one of the ports for frigate construction. John Morgan will be a constructor at and Joshua Humphreys at Philadelphia.
October 20, 1794 Account of Joshua Lee Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Joshua Lee, late private in the light dragoons.
October 15, 1795 Notification of Payment by Joshua Wentworth, Request for Quarterly Pay Colonel James Hackett Tench Francis Hackett has paid Joshua Wentworth as instructed in a letter in August. He requests his pay.
October 20, 1796 Certificate of Joshua Ball John Lea [not available] Certification of Joshua Bale's character and act of power of attorney.
April 20, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance, and accounting with Joshua Wentworth William Simmons Joshua Wentworth William Simmons confirms receipt of records sent by Joshua Wentworth concerning Lieutenant John Parker Hale.
June 26, 1799 Accounts of Joshua Orme for Fortifications in Marblehead Samuel Hodgdon William Simmons Encloses abstract for arms purchased by Joshua Orne, agent of fortifications for Marblehead. Proper entries will be made to hold him accountable.
July 24, 1799 Account for Joshua Orme to Add to Books Samuel Hodgdon William Simmons Refers to list of articles purchased by Joshua Orne, agent of fortifications at Marblehead. Will make the proper entries in his books to hold Orne accountable.
April 18, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance, and accounting with Joshua Wentworth William Simmons Joshua Wentworth William Simmons notifies Joshua Wentworth that he is to receive money for Captain Daniel Tilton at Exeter.
February 7, 1799 Appointment of Joshua Orne James McHenry Joshua Orne Joshua Orne is informed of his appointment as agent of fortifications at Marblehead, Massachusetts. His compensation will be three percent of the sums he pays in execution of his duties as agent provided the disbursements do not exceed $5000.
December 5, 1795 Pay of Private Joshua Resley, deceased, of Captain Shaylor's Company 2nd Sub Legion William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $22.60 is due Joshua Resley, late a private in Captain Shaylor's Company 2nd Sub Legion, being his pay from March 1 to October 17, 1795, the day of his death. The sum is payable to Joshua Resley, father and heir.
February 14, 1788 Joshua Dawson discusses army accounts with Joseph Howell Joshua Dawson Joseph Howell Joseph Howell acknowledges Joshua Dawson's preference for conveyance of certificates.
March 9, 1798 Construction of Galleys Has Increased Expenditures Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that the construction of galleys has increased the financial expenditure of Fort Pitt beyond previous estimates. Craig also reports that money advanced to the ship's carpenters should have been drawn the Quartermaster General's account.
January 22, 1794 Account of Joshua Guenage Joseph Howell Richard Harrison Certification of service and settlement of pay for Joshua Guenage, late private in the Virginia Line.
May 16, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Joshua Wentworth William Simmons Joshua Wentworth William Simmons informs Joshua Wentworth that money has been remitted to him for payment to Captain James Sever, USN.
July 7, 1796 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys, constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia from April through June 1796.
December 14, 1786 Account of Captain Joshua Williams Joseph Howell Jonathan Nicholson Settles the account of Captain Joshua Williams and a specie certificate issued to him for the amount due him.
December 1796 Articles Necessary to Complete Frigate for Mediterranean Service [not available] Unknown Recipient The following articles by the report of Captain Cathcart will be necessary to complete and equip the frigate building for the Mediterranean Service.
April 30, 1800 Account of Joshua Orne James McHenry William Simmons Joshua Orne, who was appointed by Major Tousard to superintend the workmen and fortifications at Marblehead, is to be allowed two dollars per day in the settlement of his account for each day that he superintended same.
June 1, 1795 Simmons discusses pay, finance and accounting with Joshua Wentworth William Simmons Joshua Wentworth William Simmons confirms receipt of pay records pertaining to Captain James Sever, USN. Sever's receipts were sent to Simmons by Joshua Wentworth.