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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 3, 1797 Discussion of Hostilities With France & Shipbuilding for Warships Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, alludes to Quasi War with France; asks for terms to build ships of war.
July 25, 1796 Description of Specifications for Building of 36-Gun Frigate Forman Cheesman Josiah Fox Letter, describes terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
August 13, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction & Frigate for Mediterranean Service James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, directs query re construction time of Frigate; discusses Frigate for Mediterranean service.
June 16, 1794 Encloses Contract with John Morgan to Build Frigate Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses copy of contract with John Morgan, who has left for Charleston to build the frigate.
April 23, 1795 Answers to Propositions to Build Fortifications in Pennsylvania Timothy Pickering Thomas Mifflin Mifflin's proposals to build fortifications, canals, dock yards, and other structures (described in detail in response letter) that would benefit the state were answered by Pickering in lieu of the President who is in Virginia.
April 23, 1796 Use of Timber to Build Frigate James McHenry George Claghorn Congress determined to build only three frigates authorized by former law, McHenry urged Claghorne to speed through construction and use timber provided by the Schooner Rachell which arrived in Boston last December.
June 25, 1799 Building and Repairing Barracks James McHenry Jonathan Jackson McHenry has given orders to Jonathan Jackson to have repairs made to existing barracks and to build a new one. The new barracks will be used as a temporary hospital and should not be located anywhere where it would be an obstruction to the defense of the place.
1796 Officers appointed to build and equip frigates War Department [not available] List of officers appointed by the War Department to build and equip frigates at New York, Norfolk, and Portsmouth.
May 11, 1799 Reports Conditions of South West Point Ferry, where Indians Will Pass for Free David Henley Little Turkey Agree to hire the ferry at South West Point. Mr. Clark is to build house and cut timber to accommodate travelers. Indians will pass free.
June 7, 1794 Refers to Plans with John Morgan to Cut Wood and Build Frigate Tench Francis Henry Knox Mr. Coxe wishes to inform the Secretary of the Treasury of John Morgan's terms of service. Morgan expects to be transported free of expense and will superintend the cutting of wood and will build the frigate.
May 15, 1798 Plans to Build a Fur Processing Factory Edward Price James McHenry Finished quality of fur products sold by Indians of inferior quality, proposal to build factory for processing furs.
February 26, 1798 Discussion of Shipbuilding Estimates, & Progress on Frigate at Portsmouth Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, encloses estimate to build ship; discusses request for information; mentions shipbuilding at Portsmouth.
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
April 2, 1795 Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction.
June 30, 1794 Ten More Tents Cornelius Sedam Samuel Hodgdon Since the engineer is tearing down the barracks at the fort and will build new ones, the troops are forced to encamp with only ten common tents. Sedam will need ten more tents to keep all the men under cover.
February 6, 1798 Letter Citation Josiah Fox Colonel James Hackett Cited in Hackett to Fox, 02/26/1798. Letter, encloses estimate to build ship; discusses request for information; mentions shipbuilding at Portsmouth.
December 15, 1797 Discussion of Planned Construction of Galleys John Wilkins, Jr. James McHenry Discusses building and outfitting of galleys [ships], proposing to build them larger than originally planned for.
February 18, 1796 Enclosed Receipts George Fleming William Simmons Receipt rolls for contingent expenses, ordnance detachment receipts enclosed. Copy of correspondence between Fleming and Rochefontaine regarding the money spent to build a house for Rochefontaine included.
February 18, 1800 Discussion of Soldiers Assisting with Harper's Ferry Canal Construction James McHenry Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Responds to request to use soldiers to build canal for the armory at Harper's Ferry.
May 12, 1794 Requests Information about Timber Costs Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests estimate of prices for timber to build a frigate. Needs to know if the molds have been finished.
July 7, 1794 Knox asks Pinckney to securely deliver sensitive letters Henry Knox Thomas Pinckney Knox asks Pinckney to ensure a confidential delivery of letters pertaining to military (artillery) enhancements. Knox does not want to raise British suspicions of a US military build up.
October 8, 1795 Types of Wood Used to Build Ships Captain Thomas Truxtun Joshua Humphreys Notification of travel for the acquisition of cedar down Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore or Hog's Island. If no cedar is found, authorization of Sec. of War to use live oak.
October 13, 1791 Ownership of Property Henry Knox Isaac Craig Referred to previous order to turn over stores and magazine to Turnbull and Marnie. Authorized building or demolition if there were no additional claims to property.
March 12, 1799 Refers to Canal-Building Efforts from the Potomac River Samuel Hodgdon James Brindley Refers to previous agreement about canal from Potomac. Suggests utilizing the islands in the rivers to build dams to control water if the canal doesn't work, saving time and expense at the cost of the public. Encourages him to address the Secretary of War for money.
October 26, 1798 The Powder Magazine at Old Fort Clinton George Fleming Samuel Hodgdon Fleming is forwarding to the Secretary of War a sketch of the rebuilt north wall of the powder magazine in old Fort Clinton. After having viewed the side wall taken down and the ends of the timber of the bomb proof, he believes that with some small repairs, it should last 12 or 15 more years. It would be expensive to build a new magazine of masonry large enough to contain the amount of powder now...