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January 2, 1796 Prepared to Cut Cedar Timber if Terms Are Agreeable Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, informs availability to cut cedar for Frigate frames; asks for written instructions re procedures.
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.
June 30, 1794 Estimate of the monies for oak and cedar Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Commissioner of the Revenue, enclosing an estimate of the monies which are wanted in Georgia and the Carolinas for the purchase of live oak and cedar, and compensations of the wood cutters. Advises that it might be well to deposit $11,000 with the collector of Savannah and a like sum with the supervisor of South Carolina.
May 16, 1795 Letter Describing Timber Types & Cuts for Frigate Construction & the Merits of Oak and Red Cedar Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, describes timber cuts regarding Frigate construction. There is difficulty in procuring the top timbers of red cedar. The top timbers and half timbers that form the sides of the ports should be of oak.
December 20, 1789 Request for wages and commutation John Stevens Joseph Howell Requests wages and commutation due, as one of the Cedar Hostages in Canada
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
February 2, 1797 Enclosed Estimate for Site of Navy Yard James McHenry Josiah Parker Estimates for cost of purchasing land for Navy Yard and the cost of buildings. Cost of Live Oak and Red Cedar for boat building also included.
August 8, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to William Pennock on compensation; employment of Mr Morgan as constructor; procurement of live oak and cedar Henry Knox William Pennock Mr Morris agrees that Pennock should take possession of lot and stores for compensation. Discusses hiring of Mr Morgan, who is presently in Georgia procuring live oak and cedar. Knox is not sure whether Morgan available for service as frigate constructor at Norfolk. Meantime, asks that Pennock attempt to find master builder or constructor. Captain Dale will repair to Norfolk as superintendent.
February 2, 1797 Estimate for cost of developing a navy yard and purchase of land in Georgia for live oak and red cedar cultivation [not available] Josiah Parker Estimate includes the cost of land within 15 or 20 miles of large city; wharf; mould; stores; blacksmith shop; sheds; annual supply of live oak and red cedar. Estimate of land to provide timber supply. Purchase of an island is suggested on the St. Mary's River at coastal Georgia.
December 29, 1794 Report on the Construction of Frigates Henry Knox House of Representatives Report by the Secretary of War to the House of Representatives, regarding the frigates authorized by the "Act to provide a naval armament." Knox insists that the vessels be "equal, if not superior, to any frigates belonging tto any of the European powers." The largest ships will be of 44-guns; the others will be 36-gun ships. The frigates will be built of live oak and red cedar. Goes into other...
March 10, 1794 Delay in Posting due to Fear of Roads Being Watched Colonel Robert Hays David Henley Has a number of muster rolls on hand, detained for want of conveyance. Indians have not done mischief last few days. Surmises may be due to bad weather. A few warm days will bring them out. Compliments to His Excellency General Smith.
May 8, 1794 Estimate of amount of timber for a frigate from Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Responding to Knox's request of 10 April, Humphreys provides an estimate of the quantity of timber and plank for a frigate 147 feet keel, 43 feet beam, 14 feet hold. He estimates it will take 55 men two months to cut the live oak and cedar required for construction of frigate. He provides detailed measurements in his calculations.
May 29, 1795 Forwarding of Suggestion for Obtaining Lumber Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, describes Humphreys' idea regarding the procurement of timber.
December 20, 1794 Naval armament Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue discusses in detail the preparation for provisions, materials, supplies, and labor in the naval armament, and the construction of frigates.
November 6, 1798 Regarding a Power of Attorney Anthony Dey William Simmons Letter to the War Department Accountant concerning a power of attorney given from John McClanning, late a Continental soldier, to Cornelius Haring.
December 12, 1795 Progress in building frigate at New York, N.Y. Timothy Pickering [not available] Enclosure of statement on progress of all frigates being built. Difficulties in acquiring materials explained.
October 15, 1795 Directions for Ship Building Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Offers suggestions for measurements related to frigates.
May 3, 1792 Directions for travel Joseph G Chambers Henry Knox Letter to the Secretary of War, offering directions for travel as he needs to meet with Secretary Hamilton.
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.
October 3, 1794 Reports Communication with Various People; Describes Journey to Georgia Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton Copy of letter from Samuel Hodgdon. Expresses eagerness to assist Major Stagg in any way. Concerned that the business expectations of him are not satisfactory to Stagg and Hodgdon, rather, part of the duties of the Secretary of War. Coxe will attend to the public service at the best of his abilities. Desires to settle accounts with contractors between Fort Washington and Pittsburgh. Reports...
November 30, 1795 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Isaac Garretson Samuel Hodgdon Letter, advises that required receipt will be late
November 1795 Design specifications for 44 gun frigate [not available] [not available] Designs and calculations for the construction of 44 gun frigates.
June 8, 1796 [Estimate of cost for building frigate for Dey of Algiers] Joshua Humphreys [not available] List of materials and cost. Noted that using white oak would cause the ship to rot within three years time.
December 13, 1793 Regarding the cost of shipbuilding materials Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Requests the cost of shipbuilding materials, including equipment and labor.
November 17, 1793 Insufficient Funds Available for Mustered Militias to go into Service Colonel Robert Hays David Henley Insufficient funds available for mustered militias to go into Service