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February 9, 1798 Muster Roll of Officers & Men on 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 8th of January 1798, the time they were last mustered, to the 9th of February 1798.
January 3, 1798 Certification of payments; Andrew Bartley, ordinary seaman, deceased William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $7.33 is due the estate of Andrew Bartley, late an Ordinary Seaman on board the frigate "United States", being the balance of his pay from September 2 to October 6, 1797, the day of his death.
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.
July 2, 1799 A Certificate from Valentine Seaman Valentine Seaman [not available] A certificate from Valentine Seaman.
August 6, 1798 Letter to the Secretary of the Navy Philip Jarvis Benjamin Stoddert Jarvis informs Stoddard that he has received bonds and expenses for the USS Constitution. He currently only has the originals of the vouchers and it may be necessary to make copies to transmit. His accounts would have already been settled if he not been called for duty on board the Constitution and been at sea for some time but they have recently been sent via post.
March 16, 1798 Orders for ship Constellation War Office Captain Thomas Truxtun Orders for Captain Truxton to repair with all speed in carrying the ship Constellation out to sea from Baltimore. Ordered to take on board ammunition, provisions, stores, cannon, Seamen and Marines.
March 5, 1787 Settling Warner's Account John Pierce Oliver Wolcott Enclosed copies of Warner's rolls and accounts for the pay of his company of seaman for the year 1776. Warner has applied for additional pay but he has not yet made it sufficiently clear that the company is entitled to it. He must provide documentation that this pay was actually paid to his men before his account can be settled.
May 11, 1798 Appointment to Captain for Ship Ganges; Instructions to Staff Ship James McHenry Captain Richard Dale Announces purchase and preparation of the ship Ganges. Presidential appointment as navy captain, to take command of the ship. Requested to get the ship to see within a week with the necessary improvements and officers and staff. Requests that each seaman be examined by the surgeon. Outlines specific responsibilities and records.
May 22, 1798 Payment from William Pennock, Naval Agent to Jeremiah Andrews for advancing seamen belong to Frigate Constellation William Pennock James McHenry Payment of $1000 from William Pennock, Naval Agent to Jeremiah Andrews for advancing seamen belong to Frigate Constellation.
May 17, 1798 Authorizes Advances for Seamen and Officers on Frigate Constellation James McHenry John Rogers Encloses blank bond to be signed by responsible persons as advance to pay officers and seaman for the frigate Constellation under Captain Truxtun. [Truxton]
November 17, 1791 Pierce Butler estimate for a brigantine of 14 guns equal to about 200 tons Henry Knox Pierce Butler Estimate for Brigantine construction, supplies, and crew. He recommends using live oak; white oak, cedar, and locust for the trunnels.
August 21, 1798 Request for Status of Appointment to Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert Fearful that his letter was lost, Stoddert again recommended his relative for a position in the navy, despite his status as a foreigner.
June 14, 1798 Regarding pay of seamen and Marines aboard frigate Constellation Timothy Pickering John Fitzgerald In the absence of the Secretary at War, James McHenry the President has charged Timothy Pickering with interim duties. Accordingly, Pickering writes to John Fitzgerald. Colonel John Fitzgerald is the Collector of the Port of Alexandria. Issue is matter of pay for seaman and Marines aboard frigate Constellation. Requests that Fitzgerald advance $700 to Triplett.
May 16, 1798 Advances Funds for Seamen and Officers on Frigate Constitution James McHenry Samuel J. Deblois Directs funds for recruitment for seaman and officers on the frigate Constitution.
November 11, 1795 Recommendation of Captain Josiah Roberts Fisher Ames Timothy Pickering The friends of Captain Josiah Roberts have asked Rep. Ames to submit for the consideration of the President the possible appointment of Roberts to command one of the U.S. ships of war. Roberts is a man of uncommon fidelity and spirit who is undaunted in danger, cool and perservering, and an excellent experienced seaman.
November 15, 1794 Recommendation of Captain Samuel Barron Moses Myers Henry Knox Myers recommends Captain Samuel Barron for appointment as Captain Dale's first lieutenant of the frigate being built.
July 4, 1799 RE Recommendations for Army and Navy Appointments Samuel Barnum Alexander Hamilton Routine correspondence recommending individuals for Army and Navy appointments
June 27, 1798 Recommends Thomas Robinson to Command a Navy Vessel W. North Benjamin Stoddert Robinson had offered his sentiments to the Secretary of War regarding the appointment of Captain Thomas Robinson to command one of the armed ships of the United States but since Stoddert is Chief of the Naval Department the information should be directed to him. Robinson has been master of a vessel for at least 13 years and served as Master's Mate of the "Warwick" during the late war. He is a...
December 11, 1797 General Regulations and an Invariable Pay James McHenry William Simmons McHenry informs Simmons that he is awaiting the regulations regarding the pay of Marines, Seamen, Petty Officers, and Midshipmen which will be forwarded so that Simmons can discharge his duties.
October 30, 1798 Detention of the Box of Pattern Muskets Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon is concerned about the detention of the box of pattern muskets because one hundred people will remain idle until they arrive. He will do his best to find them.
March 17, 1798 Monthly pay on men on frigate Constellation War Office [not available] Monthly pay of the petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen and marines on frigate Constellation.
August 8, 1798 Request for Appointment of R. Hamilton to Lieut. in Navy Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Stoddert A. Hamilton provided glowing recommendation for distant cousin Robert Hamilton. Due to his status as "foreigner", A. Hamilton requested an appointment to Lieut. in U.S. Navy in lieu of Captain.
1798 Cash Advanced to Recruits for the Frigate "Constitution" John B. Cordis [not available] Cash advanced sundry seamen recruited for the United States Frigate "Constitution."
August 30, 1797 Regarding the launching of frigate United States and plans to take on stores and ordnance [not available] Captain John Barry Expresses satisfaction that the careening business is over and that the damage sustained from launching has been repaired. Discusses replacement of ballast; and then putting ship in the stream a safe distance from the wharf and then take on guns and such articles required by the purveyor. Lieutenant McRea will be on board with his men from Fort Mifflin. Has no objection to seamen hired to help...
June 29, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Lieutenant Charles Stuart William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $50.82 is due Lieutenant Charles Stuart on board the frigate "United States", being the balance due him upon the settlement of his account for recruiting seaman for the "United States", and for contingent expenses attending same.