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January 27, 1796 Cease the Reduction of Copper Bolts Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Pickering directs a halt in reducing copper bolts because this practice may result in spoiling the temper of the bolts.
August 10, 1796 Direction on the proper use and sizes of bolts for frigate construction [not available] George Claghorn Appears to be guidance on the appropriate sizes of bolts for frigate building. If no copper bolts of the proper size can be found, they may be made from the cuttings of the large bolts.
August 4, 1789 Forwarding Returns of Ordnance and Stores William Price Henry Knox Forwards the returns of ordnance and quartermaster stores for the month of July. Discusses the amount of cords of wood on hand.
April 22, 1795 Regarding the Procurement of Bolts for Shipbuilding at Baltimore Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys Pickering states that Mr. Francis will be asking Humphreys about the quantity of bolts [presumably for the building of a frigate] that must be sent to Baltimore. Comments that the contracted smiths may not lower their price; if this occurs, it will be necessary to obtain the needed bolts directly from the stores in Philadelphia.
March 7, 1796 Reports Discrepancies in Bolts Ordered and Bolts Delivered Caleb Gibbs Samuel Hodgdon Reports discrepancies between butt bolts delivered and timber bolts requested. Cannot return timber bolts unless all cases, casks, and boxes are opened and assorted. If the cases of sheet copper are opened, it will be impossible to get them back into their boxes. The only statement he could obtain was from the Custom House with the ship's manifest. Refers to bunting received.
February 12, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to the Constructors of 44-gun Frigates on use of copper bolts [not available] [not available] Pickering informs the naval constructors of 44 gun frigates that lower fullocks to the floor timbers to be secured with copper bolts instead of iron; and lower bolts of the middle fullocks will also be of copper. Copper bolts to be nearest in size to those ordered of iron.
April 27, 1795 Inquiry Into Naval Ships' Floor Bolts Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses floor bolts for ships; asks for info regarding Frigate floor bolts.
January 27, 1796 Letter fromTimothy Pickering demanding a stop to the reducing of copper bolts [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering orders naval agent Jackson to stop reducing the copper bolts. It is too expensive, is not necessary, and risks spoiling the temper of the bolts.
February 15, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to the Constructors of 44-gun Frigates [not available] [not available] Copper bolts used to secure lower fullocks to the floor timbers instead of iron because of the possibility of corrosion from bilge water.
March 1, 1796 On the manner of securing floor timbers to the frigate keel using copper bolts [not available] David Stodder Discusses methods of securing floor timbers to the keel with large copper bolts.
February 2, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents Ordering a Stop to the Reduction of Copper Bolts War Department Naval Agents for frigate construction Pickering orders that the reducing of copper bolts be stopped. He asks for an accounting of copper bolt reduction in the past from the respective naval agents.
August 7, 1797 Duck for the Use of the Sloop "Detroit" John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of the Treasury has been asked to issue a warrant in Hodgdon's favor for $558.43 from the Quartermaster's department fof the duck for the sloop "Detroit,."
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for Mr. Dowers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck, delivered to the public store by mistake, to Mr. Dowers for the use of the schooner building for Algiers.
August 17, 1795 Request to transfer sail duck from Boston to Philadelphia ship yard [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering requests that Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston ship yard, transfer sail duck cloth by water to Philadelphia care of Tench Francis.
March 22, 1798 Estimate of Copper Required for Sheathing Vessels By Ton Joshua Humphreys Tench Francis Letter, describes quantity of copper needed for vessels by tonnage.
July 26, 1798 Copper Bolts to Tench Francis James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon or Harris is directed to deliver the copper bolts that were left on the frigate and belong to the Navy to Tench Francis who will have them reduced to the proper size and delivered to the storekeeper of the Navy.
May 5, 1796 Regarding machine for driving bolts through deadwood and keel of frigate [not available] George Claghorn Discusses ship construction, and draught of a bolt-driving machine made use of byJoshua Humphreys for driving bolts through the deadwood and keel of the frigate. Machine will drive bolts of different diameters with great facility and certainty. Copy to be sent to each naval constructor.
October 18, 1796 Discussion of Ironwork & Bolts for Frigate, & Frigate for Dey of Algiers Tench Francis Josiah Fox Procurement, discusses terms of iron work for Frigate; discusses Frigate for Dey of Algiers; discusses charge for cutting bolts.
December 31, 1794 Request for appointment of an inspector and fire proof storage of duck cloth Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks that Captain Nicholson and Henry Jackson Naval Agent, concur in the appointment of an inspector. Also asks the the duck [cloth for sails] be stored in a fire proof building.
March 9, 1797 Request to deliver copper bolts to Joseph and Samuel Sterret, naval agents at Baltimore [not available] William Pennock Norfolk Naval Agent William Pennock is asked to deliver 1000 feet of copper bolts of 1 1/3 inch diameter to Baltimore naval agents Samuel and Joseph Sterret for the use of the frigate Constellation.
July 21, 1798 Delivery of Sundries and Articles to the Secretary of Navy James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver the listed articles to the order of the Secretary of Navy.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for the Schooner Building for Algiers James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck , received at the public store by mistake, to John Dowers for the schooner building for Algiers.
January 18, 1795 Weekly return of men working in the New York Navy Yard; men have been employed in other jobs Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Return of men employed the past week at the New York naval yard and materials received since the last letter; for want of proper bolts the keel is unfinished and some men have been employed at other duties.
March 15, 1796 Instructions on the manner of securing floor timbers [not available] George Claghorn Instructions provided on the manner of securing the floor timbers with copper bolts.
July 5, 1796 Fireplaces and Square Bolts [not available] George Claghorn Presumably from Joshua Humphreys. Enclosed is a draught of one of the small fireplaces used under the cistern for boiling the plank at the Philadelphia yard; a simple design. Iron bolts have square heads because cheapest to manufacture. Requests that unless already rounded, leave alone and conform to instructions.