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May 25, 1798 Orders for Captain Thomas Truxtun War Department Captain Thomas Truxtun Refers to the depredations committed upon the Southern Coast and gives directions to Truxtun to prepare the Constellation for sea with as little delay as possible.
August 8, 1797 Letter Citation Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Cited in Fox to Truxtun, 08/08/1797.
December 30, 1797 Certification of payments; pay & subsistence of Captain Thomas Truxton [Truxton] William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $670.80 is due Thomas Truxton [Truxtun], Captain of the Navy of the United States, being his pay and subsistence from July through December 1797.
July 1, 1797 Pay & Subsistence of Navy Captain Thomas Truxton [Truxtun] William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $667.20 is due Thomas Truxton, Captain of the frigate building at Baltimore, being his pay and subsistence for January [through June] 1797.
June 29, 1797 Request for Consult on the Hiring of Officers James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Notified Truxtun that Congress recently passed a bill for completing and manning frigates. McHenry requested Truxtun travel to Philadelphia to advise him on the hiring of Officers.
February 12, 1797 Information on the construction of the USS Constellation Samuel Sterett James McHenry Encloses a statement on the cash expended for the construction of the Constellation frigate. Sterett also announces, with pleasure, that the unfinished business that Captain Thomas Truxtun left is completed.
December 28, 1795 Pay & Subsistence of Captain Thomas Truxton of the frigates William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $1,328 is due Captain Thomas Truxton [Truxtun], Captain of one of the Frigates, being his pay and subsistence from Jan.-Dec. 1795.
May 22, 1798 Ship Building Locations, Charges of Major David Stodder Captain Thomas Truxtun Livingston Truxton (Truxtun) noted that Stodder made improvements to the shape of ships bow, but his accounts were in question. He also stated the cost of building Southward of Philadelphia would cost more than going north for construction.
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.
May 31, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Captain Thomas Truxtun Simmons asks Truxtun to clarify the authority under which Lt. Tripplett recruits, musters, and pays Marines of the frigate Constellation.
June 23, 1798 Account of Ships Muster Roll and Promise to Merchants for Safe Passage Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Truxtun notified McHenry that he would accompany merchant ships providing safe passage against French pirates followed immediately by his departure to the assigned location for patrol.
May 14, 1795 Letter from Captain Thomas Truxton to Secretary of War Timothy Pickering regarding progress of construction USS Constellation at Baltimore shipyard Captain Thomas Truxtun Timothy Pickering Letter from Captain Thomas Truxtun, captain of USS Constellation overseeing construction, addressed to Timothy Pickering. Truxtun reports that Mr. King is well acquainted with work on constructing lead and copper. He once worked in some of the principal manufacturies in England. Truxton has tested the bolts. He recommends to Joshua Humphreys that the bolt heads be covered with steel to prevent...
April 12, 1795 Confirming Receipt of Pickering's March 13th letter; investigating Truxtun's suggestions Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Talbot acknowledges receipt of Pickering's letter of the 13th of March with Thomas Truxtun's book on sailing and masting. Since the ships in question are not ready for masting yet, Talbot will investigate the subject further.
May 30, 1798 Complement of Marines onboard Constellation War Department Samuel Dyson Dyson to furnish Marines if called upon by Captain Truxtun for the frigate Constellation. Men are to be volunteers to enter into service on the extended cruise. Make it known that when done, they return to the infantry. While on ship, entitled to pay of Marines.
April 17, 1797 Regarding the completion date of the USS Constellation [not available] David Stodder By accounts received from Captain Thomas Truxton [Truxtun], McHenry expected that naval constructor Stodder would complete the USS Constellation by 1 July 1797. He requests that Stodder exert himself to get the ship completed, while maintaining the expected degree of frugality.
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]
August 8, 1797 Permission for Construction of Supporters for Cat Head and Faces Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Fox informed Truxtun he had permission from Sec. of War to construct supporters for a ship in Baltimore. Suggested a worker of Mr. Rush's for assistance in cutting the pieces.
December 18, 1794 Regarding Captain Thomas Truxton's draft for 44 gun frigates and plates for publication of nautical book Henry Knox Captain Thomas Truxtun Knox informs Captain Truxton [Truxtun] that he will direct the drafts of 44 gun ships, with masts and yards drawn by Josiah Fox, to be engraved at public expense. He will also loan plates for Truxton's nautical book. Knox estimates that Truxton's work will be a valuable acquisition to the United States.
May 30, 1798 Order to Furnish Recruits to Capt. Truxtun James McHenry Samuel Dyson If Captain Truxtun requests recruits from Dyson, he should find volunteers for the cruise, making sure that they understand that they will return to the infantry at the end of the voyage and that while acting as marines they will be entitled to a marine's pay.
February 20, 1798 Notification of Advisement on Perth Amboy as a Port Captain Thomas Truxtun Jonathan Dayton This is the notification by Captain Truxtun of his advisement on Perth Amboy as a potential port.
June 20, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Components & Existing Timber Supplies Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for list of timber at Naval yards; asks for dimensions of rudder; discusses Frigates; discusses seasoning plank.
June 14, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Captain Thomas Truxtun Simmons informs Captain Thomas Truxtun that monies are available for his use.
June 10, 1798 Cited letter or document, Captain Thomas Truxtun to James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Letter, Citation only.
June 16, 1797 Lettter from Josiah Fox regarding frigate construction Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Discussion regarding frigate construction.
February 17, 1798 No Available Image James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun No available image.