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April 21, 1798 Refers to Cannons, Ship Staff, and Medicine Chest and Instruments James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Presents no objection to purchase of ship cannonades, prepared by Mr. Revere. Outlines proof process and requirements for boatswain, gunners, carpenters, sail makers, and midshipmen as per the President's desire. Promises to send medicine chest and instruments.
April 21, 1798 Hiring Hands and Preparation for Ship James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson McHenry approved Canonades; advised Nicholson to hire boatswain, gunner, carpenter, sailmaker, and midshipmen to be approved by the President.
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.
May 5, 1798 Preparations & Enlistments for Deployment of Frigate United States James McHenry Captain John Barry Orders Barry to immediately return to the frigate United States, of which he is commander, and make her ready for sea. The lieutenant of Marines is to enlist men for his contingent, and specifies the wages at which the ship's officers are to enlist good candidates for able seamen, midshipmen, and seamen. Those being enlisted to be examined by medical staff and recorded under various...
May 18, 1798 Appointments for Ship Staff; Sends Medicine Chest James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Encloses appointments for ship staff. Requests list of names and dates. Promises to forward medicine chests as soon as possible.
May 17, 1798 Appointment for Staff on Frigate Constellation; Advance Pay James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Encloses appointment for staff and requests records of names and dates for the frigate Constellation. Also encloses a blank bond to advance pay to inferior officers and seamen.
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.
March 29, 1798 Estimate of Building, Rigging and Equipping three Ships of War to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns together with the cost of Manning and victualling the same for 12 months. Josiah Fox [not available] Document, estimate for building, rigging and equipping three ships of war to carry 22, 20 and 16 guns, and of the cost of manning and victualling the same for 12 months.
June 8, 1796 Estimate of guns and military stores for a small frigate Navy Dept. [not available] Provides an estimate of the price of ordnance and military stores; lists pay of naval officers and crew; discusses equipping Frigate.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
July 16, 1798 Surveying the Rotten Potatoes, Etc. Captain Thomas Truxtun Isaac Garretson Captain Truxton enumerates the expenses of the Frigate "Constellation" and discusses such matters as the potatoes, furnished agreeable to an Act of Congress, that have been found to be rotten.
March 3, 1797 When European Powers are at War, We Are Subject to Insults & Depredations Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Truxton, while discussing the frigate building at Baltimore, makes a strong case for instituting a navy, with trained officers and seamen, to protect American shipping from interdiction by foreign vessels.
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.
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.
June 15, 1798 Appointment as Captain; Immediate Instructions to Set Sail James McHenry Captain Stephen Decatur Reports purchase of ship Delaware (now Hamburgh Packet). Issues presidential appointment as captain of the ship and requests immediate activity, to be equipped for three months. Requests appointment of staff and lists salary. Requests physical examination to ensure sound health. Seeks information about rendezvous and outlines responsibilities. Outlines process to obtain military stores.
[not available] Monthly pay for men on United States frigates War Department [not available] Monthly pay of petty officers, Seamen, ordinary seamen and marines on board frigates of United States.
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.
December 1793 Committee Report, Expenses of Naval Force Congress of the United States [not available] List of costs for arming ships to sufficiently protect American merchants from Algerian corsairs.
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."