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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
February 6, 1798 Concerning the USS Constitution George Claghorn James McHenry Letter from a shipwright in regards to the USS Constitution, launched on October 21, 1797.
April 9, 1798 Military Stores for the Frigate "Constitution" James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver to Samuel Hodgdon the military stores on the enclosed list to be transported to the Frigate "Constitution" lying at Boston.
January 19, 1788 New Hampshire: Adopt the New Constitution! Henry Knox John Sullivan Knox urges Sullivan to use his influence to ensure that New Hampshire adopts the new Constitution because he feels that the addition of New Hampshire and Massachusetts to those states that have already adopted the document will guarantee its success.
June 29, 1788 Will Virginia Adopt the Constitution? Henry Knox John Sullivan Knox discusses the uncertainty of the vote in the Virginia Convention for the new Constitution but hopes that New Hampshire's adoption of the Constitution will influence Virginia to follow the same course.
June 8, 1798 Pay for crew of frigate Constitution War Department James Deblois Transmits money for recruiting service and advance pay to seamen and marines on board frigate Constitution.
April 9, 1798 Supplies for the Frigate "Constitution' James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon provides a detailed request for the supplies to be sent to the frigate "Constitution" docked at Boston.
July 29, 1797 Regarding Fire Engines for Frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for information regarding fire engines for frigate Constitution.
March 7, 1797 Captain Samuel Nicholson's Commission as Captain of USS Constitution [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Delivery of Captain Samuel Nicholson's commission in the service of United States as Captain and Commander of the USS Constitution. Acknowledges receipt of letter regarding destruction of public hemp by fire.
October 3, 1797 Surgeon for the USS Constitution James McHenry Timothy Pickering Discusses the appointment of a surgeon for the USS Constitution, along with Mr. Oliver's recommendation of Mr. Yates for Aux Cayes.
May 28, 1799 List of Supplies Sent to Frigate Constitution and Other Vessels Samuel Hodgdon William Winder List of articles sent to the frigate Constitution, 1797-1798. Can send lists of all supplies sent to vessels if it would be useful.
May 16, 1799 Concerning Officer Appointments John Adams James McHenry Notes a difference of opinion concerning the "construction of the Constitution" [apparently referencing Constitutional law concerning officer appointments, as the frigate Constitution had already been launched by this time]. Considers the appointment of 2 men as recommended by McHenry, feeling inclined to do so but asking for more information about the early life of one.
October 24, 1797 On Defending the Constitution John Adams William Walter Praises Walter's defense of the Constitution.
September 24, 1797 Letter from the Navy Yard in Boston regarding launch of Constitution George Claghorn James McHenry This letter discusses problems in the launching of the frigate Constitution.
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.
June 11, 1798 Stores for the Ship "Constitution" Samuel Hodgdon Henry Jackson Enclosed is an invoice and a bill of lading for stores to be delivered to the ship "Constitution."
June 8, 1797 Delivery of Copper James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver copper for Frigate Constitution.
May 28, 1799 Appointment as Captain of Frigate Constitution; Requests Immediate Action Benjamin Stoddert Captain Silas Talbot Requests immediate departure for Boston to command the frigate Constitution. Encloses copies of orders and instructions for Captain Nicholson. Requests report on state of ship.
July 27, 1797 Orders to execute coppering of frigate Constitution while on the stocks [not available] George Claghorn Orders to execute coppering of frigate Constitution while on the stocks before launching as high as light water mark, as soon as the bottom is prepared.
June 21, 1788 Adoption of the Constitution by New Hampshire John Sullivan Henry Knox Sullivan informs Knox that the new Constitution has been adopted at the convention convened by the State of New Hampshire.
July 27, 1797 Recommendations for Coppering of Frigate Constitution James McHenry George Claghorn Expressed necessity for the ship Constitution to be "coopered on the stocks before she is launched". Orders to cooper the ship to the "high water mark" as soon as the bottom of the boat has been prepared.
September 18, 1797 Request for heavy anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy squalls [not available] Tench Francis Request for anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy seas. Author reports he is getting better.
June 14, 1798 Request for Advancement of Funds to Pay Recruits for USS Constitution Timothy Pickering John Fitzgerald Asks Fitzgerald to advance $700 to a naval officer of the USS Constitution to provide for the enlistment of seamen and Marines for that ship, that it may put to sea as soon as possible. Promises quick reimbursement.
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.
May 5, 1798 Marine Commission as Lieutenant aboard USS Constitution James McHenry Lemuel Clerk Lieutenant LemuelClerk receives commission to serve as an Lieutenant of Marines aboard the USS Constitution. Appointed by the President. Requests attention to rules and regulations.
November 16, 1797 Discussion of Finances for Frigate Constitution, & Shipboard Cannon Batteries Henry Jackson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses funds for Frigate Constitution; encloses statement of funds for Frigate Constitution; mentions Congress; asks for cannon for upper battery.