Viewing 1–15 of 15 documents: "braces"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 1, 1796 Request for price of composition of pintle and braces for frigate [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Truxton is to find the price of composition of pintles and braces for the frigate, of metal, warranted of best quality.
May 24, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury requesting copper proper for casting pintles, braces and other composition work for the USS Constitution [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Request for five tons of copper proper for casting pintles, braces and other composition work, and fire engine for the USS Constitution.
[not available] Principal Blocks for the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] List of the principal blocks for the U. S. Constitution with 44 guns.
November 29, 1796 [Estimate by Naval Constructor of cost of building and equipping frigate of 36 guns, and navigating same to Algiers] Joshua Humphreys [not available] Cost of building and equipping a frigate of 36 guns, lists supplies and men to be employed during construction.
November 20, 1798 List of Articles to be Delivered to Armoury James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver tools to armoury at Harpers Ferry
August 26, 1799 Memoir of the New Bavarian Field Pieces Count Rumford [not available] Rumford describes the new Bavarian field pieces which were constructed under his direction. He explains various design elements, such as a mode of carrying the gunners, dual lines of sight, and modifications to the elevation machine.
January 12, 1797 Letter from the War Office to Josiah Parker, Chairman of the Committee on Naval Equipment on progress of frigate building at Philadelphia, Boston, [not available] Josiah Parker Report on the progress of frigate construction at Philadelphia. McHenry discusses the strategic importance of live oak for ship building; these resources may be of interest to other maritime nations; suggests that purchase of these lands, presumably in Georgia, might be considered. The hull is planked inside. Principal decks are laid.
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...
December 1796 Articles Necessary to Complete Frigate for Mediterranean Service [not available] Unknown Recipient The following articles by the report of Captain Cathcart will be necessary to complete and equip the frigate building for the Mediterranean Service.
August 20, 1798 [Inventory of Tools wanted for the Armoury to be established at Harpers Ferry on the Potomac in Virginia] Joseph Perkin [not available] Lists items required to stock Harper's Ferry armory.
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.
May 11, 1798 Estimate of Quartermaster Supplies for Army of 20,000 Men Samuel Hodgdon [not available] A thorough estimate of the supplies needed for an army of 20,000 men, not counting contingent expenses such as repairs, transportation, etc.
September 25, 1796 Indians Have Received More than Their Share, Etc. Michael G. Houdin Samuel Hodgdon In a discussion of many other matters, Houdin regrets the mistake that was not his own but resulted in the Indians receiving more than their share of supplies. He is certain that he is not expected to pay his expenses out of his poor salary.
August 26, 1799 Enclosing a model for the new Bavarian field pieces Count Rumford James McHenry Informs McHenry that as he has been employed in Bavaria, Germany to work on the construction of artillery, he has taken pains to improve field pieces. In addition, the battalion guns constructed under his direction in the arsenal at Munich have been approved by several distinguished officers in Germany Encloses memoirs of a model of one of the new Bavarian field pieces - with its carriage and...
December 16, 1793 Henry Knox to President of United States George Washington: recommendations on locations of arsenals and magazines, development of a national arms industry, and return of ordnance, arms and military stores in possession of United States Henry Knox George Washington Included in this return are some recommendations regarding strategic location of magazines and arsenals across the United States and the importance of developing an arms industry in the United States. The state of returns he owes to the casual circumstances of the War for Independence. Principal locations: New London Virginia, Philadelphia, West Point on Hudson River and Springfield on...