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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 15, 1799 Suggests Ideas for the Timely Construction of Laboratory and Other Buildings Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry Announces purchase of land for laboratory and other buildings, although it will take time before the actual use. Suggests mode for imminent construction. Realizes need for professional construction workers. Funds prevent hiring a suitable person to superintend materials and construction. Require someone who will prevent any sense of embezzlement and has architectural skills.
July 22, 1796 [Copy Private] Algiers Frigate Construction George Washington James McHenry No delays found in construction of Algiers frigate construction.
June 29, 1795 Construction of Frigates, Supplies Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Details on obtaining live oak for frigate construction, employment of laborers, and location of construction.
April 25, 1796 Suspension of Construction James McHenry William Pennock Orders to suspend purchases for the frigate currently under construction due to the act of Congress that suspended the construction of armaments. Additional orders to dispose of all items deemed perishable.
March 15, 1796 Halting Construction of Frigates George Washington Congress of the United States Mentioned "An act to provide a naval armament," and upon peace with Algiers all construction should cease. He requested Congressional opinion on halting construction due to the effect it would have on the workers, families, economy, and all materials already appropriated for the project.
June 16, 1797 Lettter from Josiah Fox regarding frigate construction Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Discussion regarding frigate construction.
December 1794 Request for Report on Frigate Construction Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, asks for draft regarding frigate construction.
April 1, 1794 Request for Ship Builder Henry Knox John Hackett Secretary Knox refers to Hackett's construction of the well-regarded Revolutionary warship "Alliance" and asks that he come to Philadelphia for consultation on construction of large-sized frigates. Expenses will be paid.
July 23, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
January 18, 1797 Regarding Captain Sever's disappointment over suspension of frigate construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain James Sever McHenry laments that he misplaced Sever's letter. Refers to Sever's disappointment with the work of the frigate construction suspended. Sever was to command the frigate. Suspension of construction was not foreseen. Cannot confer Captain's commission but will do so should he be granted the authority. Pay and subsistence to be forwarded.
February 18, 1796 Discussion of Ship Timbers & Construction Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses timber & frigate construction.
April 20, 1796 [Act pertaining to the Navy.] Congress of the United States [not available] Official act that authorized President to allow construction of frigates to continue, despite peace with Algiers. It also allows the sale of perishable materials related to the construction.
May 18, 1797 Request for progress report on frigate construction in anticipation of request from Congress [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Request for progress report on frigate construction in anticipation of request from Congress. Include information on state of hull, equipment, and expected date of launching.
August 5, 1794 New England Pine for ship construction Joshua Humphreys Tench Coxe Joshua Humphreys, an influential shipbuilder, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of New England pine for the use of frigate construction. Coxe is Commissioner of the Revenue.
April 28, 1795 Compensation for services in frigate construction Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Payment for services in building draughts and moulds of frigates and for assisting in construction of frigate at Norfolk. Payment amounting to $750.
January 23, 1798 Request to the constructor in Baltimore David Stodder for a statement as to principal causes of delay in frigate construction [not available] David Stodder The letter directs the David Stodder, naval constructor at Baltimore to provide explanations for delays in completing ship building beyond the periods when she expected to have been finished. Lose no time in transmitting information.
February 12, 1797 Information on the construction of the USS Constellation Samuel Sterett James McHenry Encloses a statement on the cash expended for the construction of the Constellation frigate. Sterett also announces, with pleasure, that the unfinished business that Captain Thomas Truxtun left is completed.
May 20, 1797 Progress report on construction of frigate Constellation in anticipation of request from Congress [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Congress will likely request a report on the progress of construction of frigate Constellation at Baltimore. Therefore request report on state of hull, materials, and projected date of launching.
April 22, 1796 Suspension of Construction James McHenry Jacob Sheafe Notification that a bill passed in Congress that suspends construction of frigates. Requested that if Portsmouth had any building materials on hand that they be sent to Boston immediately.
May 22, 1798 Seeks Information about Carriage Construction Aboard Ship James McHenry Captain John Barry Wishes to visit person appointed to construct gun carriages to see how long construction will take.
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.
May 17, 1795 Discussing Ship Construction David Stodder Timothy Pickering Stodder is discussing ship modeling and ship construction with Pickering. He recommends improvements in design and structure as well as evaluating the state of the timber being used for shipbuilding.
July 8, 1796 Construction the frigate for the Dey of Algiers James McHenry George Washington McHenry informs Washington that Pickering believes responsibility for the building of the frigate for the Dey of Algiers lies more with the War Department than the State Department. McHenry says that he will proceed to take preparatory measures in the construction of the project.
January 2, 1795 Mischief Related to Construction at the Port of Charleston Alexander Hamilton Timothy Pickering Hamilton expresses concern about construction at the port of Charleston which has not been pursued according to the rules established by the President and the relevant Act of Congress and which may result in undue exprense to the United States. A circular should be sent to the officers of Charleston which provides the necessary instructions.
October 16, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.