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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
September 21, 1797 Regarding heavy anchors for the USS Constellation James McHenry Tench Francis Directs correspondence regarding heavy anchors for the USS Constellation in Baltimore, to be transported the moment they are ready (if not yet completed, instructed to order one from Portsmouth).
December 26, 1794 Purchasing anchors Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue communicates the highest supposed prices of the anchors desired for the naval armament.
December 23, 1794 Importing anchors from Europe Alexander Hamilton Thomas Pinckney Letter to Thomas Pinckney, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. Writes that it has been determined to import from Europe twenty anchors for the use of six frigates. Asks that Pinckney cause the anchors to be procured and shipped. Hamilton advises shipping them to Norfolk, Baltimore, Portsmouth, or Boston.
October 6, 1797 Regarding the forwarding of anchors to Baltimore for frigate Constellation [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Anchors requested will be forwarded to Baltimore for frigate Constellation in the course of this month.
December 8, 1794 Supply of large anchors Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue states that contracts for the large anchors cannot be made in the United States upon terms more favorable than 13 cents, whereas an importation of them from England can be made at 10 cents.
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.
February 14, 1798 Anchors for the Frigate "Constitution" James McHenry Tench Francis It appears that the anchors that arrived at Boston for the frigate "Constitution" are not proper for that ship so Captain Nicholson has refused to receive them. McHenry wants to know the substance of the agreement with the people who furnished the anchors respecting particular dimensions and qualities. He also wants to know whether the anchors to be furnished by Mr. Cushing at Pembroke are in a...
March 9, 1798 Credit for Anchors and Blocks of Iron Samuel Hodgdon Caleb Gibbs Letter, discusses failure to forward a receipt for three anchors and 1582 blocks of iron delivered to Capt. Nicholson in Kentucky. Until this is done no credit can be obtained.
October 16, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Purveyor of Public Supplies with query on status of anchors for frigate Constitution [not available] Tench Francis The War Office forwards an extract of a letter from Captain Nicholson. The War Office asks the Purveyor to expedite the supply of anchors to Boston.
June 24, 1794 Requests Estimates of Materials for Frigates Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to estimates for the materials needed for the frigate. Required to import copper, canvas, anchors, and bunting.
March 6, 1798 Brandy, Spikes, Howitzers, Anchors, Etc. Caleb Gibbs Samuel Hodgdon In Gibbs' return book is entered three casks of brandy, 434 gallons of which is correct. There is an error, however, due probably to the faintness of the lines in the ledger. The spikes are entered in return book 5674 but there is an inaccuracy which should be corrected by one of the clerks. The howitzers are also entered in this return. He has receipted the Naval Agent for the three anchors.
November 8, 1794 Requests Information about Anchor Dimensions Tench Coxe Henry Knox Note about dimensions of anchors according to Captain Evans. Requests information for contractors Mr. Scott and Mr. Ernest.
December 29, 1794 Fire Engines for the Naval Yards Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests response to previous letter about fire engines in naval yards for ships. Refers to anchors suggested by Mr. Brown and Mr. Francis.
July 5, 1794 Enclosed letter regarding iron works Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue encloses his letter to Mr. White regarding Mr. Zane's iron works. Also mentions a quantity of anchors for importation of near 70 tons.
May 23, 1797 Request for canvas bolts and anchors for USS Constellation at Baltimore [not available] Henry Jackson Request that naval agent Henry Jackson send American made canvas bolts and small anchors to Samuel and Joseph Sterret, naval agents at Baltimore for the USS Constellation. Expresses desire that all sails for frigates be American made. Will order remainder of kentledge and copper for the pintles of braces, and fire engines for USS Constitution. Hemp will be delivered to replace that destroyed by...
June 23, 1798 Condition of Anchors Unfit for Frigates, Extra Supplies With Pennock Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Truxtun had purchased a small quantity of slops just before a shipment of them arrived from Philadelphia. The extra have been placed under the care of Mr. Pennock where they can supply other ships. Truxtun has also left extra lanterns with Pennock. The ventilators have not arrived. The ship Constellation has too deep a draught to go into southern ports without removing guns. The ship lost one of...
March 20, 1795 Request to appoint inspector to examine anchors Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Timothy Pickering relays letter from Nathaniel Cushing, forwarded by Secretary of Treasury. Letter requests that an inspector be appointed to examine achors according to the terms of the contract, and asks that Jackson find a suitable person to do this business.
May 27, 1797 On finishing the business of rigging the frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Refers to an issue of omitting certain articles. Notes the exceptions, which are: getting on board the anchors; cables and binding them; making netting; blocking the yards; mastheads; deadeyes. Expects the business of rigging to be finished for an additional sum of $500.
June 23, 1794 List of articles required for equipment of 44 and 36 gun frigates Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Knox informs Secretary of Treasury Hamilton that he forwards list of articles for equipping 44 gun ships; expects requirements to be similar for 36 gun ships. Heavy cannon and shot already requested. Military stores to be specified. Knox sends this letter in order to better enable Hamilton to determine means of procurement, whether by contracts or through agents appointed at the ship construction...
June 23, 1794 Information on military stores Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Treasury Secretary Hamilton transmits to Knox a list of articles which will be required for the equipment of each of the 44 gun ships. The heavy cannon and shot have already been requested; twelve pounders will hereafter be more specifically stated. The military stores will in due season be fully specified. The object of the transmission at present is to enable Knox to determine which of the...
January 23, 1799 Abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. [not available] [not available] Abstract of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens, agent for the War Department at New York. Articles delivered to the workmen on Governor's Island New York include anchors, lime, planks, boards
November 10, 1797 State of Progress of Constructing & Equipping Frigate United States Captain John Barry James McHenry Describes state of progress on frigate United States, including carpentry and blacksmithing remaining to be completed, the state of ballast & water casks, masts, cables, anchors, rigging, yards, etc. Discusses finding a safe place to harbor the frigate for the winter. Comments on state of provisions, powder, and cannon (the least being apparently in a poor state). Stresses need to obtain...
January 24, 1798 Regarding Funds for Navy Department & Frigate Constitution, Coppering of Frigates Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses funds for frigate Constitution; asks for list of funds owed for Naval department; mentions coppering Frigates.
July 12, 1797 Discussion of Boats, Officers, & Sheet Lead for Frigates Josiah Fox Captain Samuel Nicholson Letter, discusses request for extra boat re Frigate; discusses sheet lead for Frigates; discusses officers to man Frigates.
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.