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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 13, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction & Frigate for Mediterranean Service James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, directs query re construction time of Frigate; discusses Frigate for Mediterranean service.
December 30, 1796 Recommending a Mediterranean naval force Josiah Fox James McHenry Recommends a naval force in the Mediterranean and describes the range of Barbary powers.
December 15, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding articles necessary to complete frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire for Mediterranean service [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding articles necessary to complete frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire for Mediterranean service. There are sufficient staves and hoops for the water casks.
July 21, 1800 Avoiding the Dey's Rage Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Captain Smith is afraid that the Dey will rage when he sees a frigate arrive loaded with goods to pay the debts owed the Jews while only a small brig has been dispatched to discharge his demands. A peace offering will be required to assuage his anger so the enclosed list includes articles that Consul O'Brien thinks will answer that purpose. Captain Smith thinks that a second vessel should be...
September 1, 1796 Request to deliver timbers to James Hackett for construction of frigate for Mediterranean service [not available] Jacob Sheafe McHenry requests that naval agent Jacob Sheaffe deliver timbers for James Hackett construction of frigate for service in the Mediterranean. Outlines requirement for two disinterested persons who will assess the value of timbers on oath.
December 14, 1796 Discussion of Cables, Rigging, Hemp & Sailmakers Relative to Frigate Construction Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses estimate of cables & rigging for Frigate; mentions hemp used for cordage; discusses sailmakers.
December 23, 1796 Report on the frigate "United States" Joshua Humphreys James McHenry Report on the state of the frigate "United States," now building in the port of Philadelphia. The frigate will likely be deployed to the Mediterranean to protect U.S. commerce against the hostile Algiers government and Barbary pirates.
October 16, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Acknowledge Washington's speech. Concurs with admission of Kentucky as a state. Will support the request for provisions which future expedition may require. Mention the importance of free intercourse in Mediterranean and improved judiciary system.
November 2, 1796 Receipt for Shipbuilding Materials for Frigate Colonel James Hackett [not available] Fiscal, receipt for shipbuilding materials; describes materials for Frigate at Portsmouth Navy yard.
January 20, 1797 Sundries Received by the Builder of the Frigate for the Mediterranean Service Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed return of sundries received from the contractor, James Hackett, for the construction of a frigate built for Mediterranean service. Notification that Hackett gave a receipt to Jacob Sheafe, naval agent, for the timber; plank, and bearings.
June 26, 1795 Timber for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Copperthwaite believed it would be over one year before enough timber is cut for the six frigates. Advised retaining workmen instead of discharging them after all work on one frigate is complete, believed it would aid in productivity. Also believed dividing business of cutting timber b/w different companies would abate jealousy.
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.
June 17, 1794 American citizens in captivity in Algiers Edmund Randolph [not available] Secretary of State Randolph informs the rest of Washington's Cabinet that citizens in Boston and Norfolk have carried subscriptions for monies to be given for relief of the "Unhappy Citizens of the United States now in captivity in Algiers." Randolph states that the Executive Branch possesses no authority to appropriate private money to such objects, but that the citizens should do so themselves....
August 30, 1799 Discussion of Envoys to Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, & of Treaty Negotiations John Adams James McHenry Adams is pleased that the instructions for envoys will be prepared in a few days; asks McHenry's advice on the deployment of them and the frigate that will carry them -- some will go to Lisbon, one perhaps to Constantinoplea, and the frigate's cruising in the Mediterranean is contemplated. Wishes to avoid delay of negotiations with the Turks, as negotiations with the French have already taken so...
November 8, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy Yard & Inspector For Its Materials Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire Navy yard; discusses timber & other materials for Frigate; discusses temporary inspector of Frigate & materials.
December 29, 1796 Discussion of Foreign Affairs Relative to Barbary States & Naval Power Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses Barbary States; discusses Foreign Affairs; discusses Mediterranean politics; discusses necessity of a Naval Force; alludes to Barbary Wars.
December 13, 1790 Response to President Washington's speech from Speaker of House Congress of the United States George Washington Refers to loan from Holland, Kentucky as a state, and offensive operations against hostile Indians northwest of the Ohio River. Acknowledge need to address issue of protection of maritime trade and state of things in Europe. Will give attention to state of trade in Mediterranean. Mention uniform judicial system, establishment of militia.
September 13, 1796 Terms for Contract for Cannon for Frigate Destined for Mediterranean [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Request for contract for manufacture of 26 nine pounders and 12 six pounder. Manufacturer specifications are listed. Cannons will be cast solid and bored. Will be examined by a person appointed by President of United States. Listing of defects tolerated.
July 8, 1796 Specifications for Mediterranean Frigates Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Orders to use Mr. Fox's calculations for the proper measurements of frigates.
September 13, 1796 Letter from the War Department James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. This letter identifies the conditions desired by the War Department to be included in the contract for the delivery of cannon "for the frigate destined for the Mediterranean" that will be issued by the Treasury Department.
June 29, 1796 Dimensions for Frigate to Be Detailed to Mediterranean Service Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, describes dimensions of frigate for Mediterranean.
November 30, 1796 Discussion of Construction & Craftwork on Frigate, & Possible Suspension of Construction Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, discusses progress on Frigate; asks for money to retain employees at yard; discusses suspending operations on Frigate; mentions British Navy; discusses payment for iron & iron work furnished.
September 1, 1796 Contemporary Copy of Letter [not available] [not available] Letter, directs commencement of Frigate construction; discusses terms of Frigate building; discusses timber for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; describes terms for building Frigate.
December 6, 1796 Timber Delivered to James Hackett, Etc. Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon By order of James Scheafe, Naval Agent, Quincy has delivered sundry timber to James Hackett, Constructor of the frigate building for service in the Mediterranean. Quincy has entered account information only in his books and asks Hodgdon to direct the form for keeping the accounts.The Naval Agent expects a vessel from Boston to receive the timber for the frigate building at that place.