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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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...
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."
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.
September 12, 1800 Muster rolls of the Cherokee David Henley [not available] Muster rolls of the Cherokee Indians under command of Will Shorey for punishment of offenders.
February 9, 1791 Invoice of Pay and Pensions for Invalids Henry Knox James Tilton The letter provides a list of pay and pensions due to military invalids in Delaware, with notation of those who have moved or are deceased. The second page concludes with an order to pay the pensions out of treasury funds.
June 6, 1794 Acceptance of Naval Appointment Captain John Barry Henry Knox Barry accepts his appointment as a commander in the U.S. Navy.
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.
April 2, 1798 Muster Roll of 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 12th of March 1798, the time they were last mustered, to the 2nd of April 1798.
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.
January 11, 1799 List of items to be transported to Major Craig at Pittsburg Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Toland List of items to be transported to Major Craig at Pittsburg includes wine, coffee, and sugar. Hodgdon asks that they be made ready for transportation as early as convenient.
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...
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."
January 9, 1798 Request to keep Jonathan Shattuck borne upon ship's books as a Marine [not available] Captain John Barry Directs Captain John Barry to keep Jonathan Shattuck on ship's books as a Marine.
April 12, 1798 Notification of Inspection of New York Cannon Promised to United States James McHenry John Jay Informs Governor Jay that Captain John Barry, of the frigate United States, has been ordered to travel to New York to inspect the cannon Jay has offered to lend to the United States. Gives instructions for the transaction.
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.
July 3, 1798 Orders to Take Frigate United States to Sea with Instructions Benjamin Stoddert Captain John Barry Announces preparation of frigate United States to go to sea under Barry's command. Encloses specific instructions. Fears actions of French and requests readiness for any enterprise, expressing confidence in skill and bravery. Establishes mode of communication with the use of flags near the Capes of Delaware.
June 7, 1796 Pay of Private John Lowry & Private William Davidson William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $40 is due Private John Lowry, private of Captain Van Rensselaer' s Company 4th Troop, and Private William Davidson, of Captain Webb's 2nd Troop, being their pay from December 1795 through May 1796.
December 19, 1796 Frigate Pumps [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. McHenry informs Wolcott that Captain Barry, Captain Truxton, and Joshua Humphreys think that a patent pump is preferable to chain pumps and asks for an order of six of them.
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.
May 16, 1796 Request to examine cannon to determine if fit for service on frigate [not available] Captain John Barry Request that Captain Barry set out for Cecil Furnace with Mr De Costa and Captain Thomas Truxton for purpose of proving and examining cannon for frigates. Terms of contract described. Mr Hughes will have the terms in his possession.
May 26, 1798 Military and Other Stores for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris John Harris has been 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.
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...
March 23, 1798 Report of frigate United States defects and request to repair [not available] Joshua Humphreys Captain John Barry of frigate United States reports seams are opened and oakum loosened. Humphreys is asked to oversee an estimate of repairs.
April 6, 1798 Certification of payments; crew of the frigate "United States" William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $1254.27 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 January through March 1798.
April 18, 1798 Regarding cannon from State of New York to be loaned for frigate United States [not available] John Jay Captain John Barry will proceed to New York to examine cannon on loan from New York state for frigate United States.