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August 8, 1794 Discussion of Appointment of Naval Constructor at Gosport Navy Yard Henry Knox William Pennock Letter, discusses appointment of Naval constructor at Norfolk.
May 12, 1795 Appointment as & Duties of Temporary Naval Constructor at Norfolk Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, informs Fox re appointment as Temporary Constructor at Norfolk; describes duties of Naval Constructor.
May 12, 1795 Appointment of Josiah Fox as temporary assistant naval constructor of frigate at Norfolk Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox While Mr Morgan had been considered as constructor at Norfolk, he remains in Georgia overseeing the cutting of live oak. Therefore, Pickering appoints Fox as temporary assistant naval constructor at Norfolk to Josiah Fox. Fox is told to repair to Norfolk with all convenient speed. Report on progress; particularly state of naval yard.
May 25, 1798 Services as naval constructor no longer required [not available] George Claghorn George Claghorne services as naval constructor Boston no longer required. Salary ends as of 1 April 1798.
August 30, 1794 Regarding Interim Naval Constructor William Pennock Henry Knox Letter, discusses interim Naval constructor.
May 14, 1795 Recommendation for Assistant Constructor Timothy Pickering William Pennock Recommendation for Josiah Fox, mentioned his work with Mr. Humphreys building frigates for the Navy Department. Fox will replace Mr. Morgan as Assistant Constructor in the construction of the frigate to be built in Norfolk.
July 22, 1794 Appointment of position as naval constructor Henry Knox David Stodder Knox appoints David Stoddert as naval constructor. He notes because the work is so important, he should appropriate himself exclusively to the position. Requests a decisive answer regarding this appointment.
May 14, 1795 Recommendation of Josiah Fox as Assistant Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering William Pennock Letter, recommends Fox as assistant constructor; mentions Navy Department.
April 3, 1797 Compensation of Josiah Fox, Constructor of the frigate building at Norfolk in Virginia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $190.40 is due Josiah Fox, Navy Constructor of the frigate building at Norfolk in Virginia, being his compensation for January through March 1797.
June 17, 1797 Discussion of Substitute Naval Constructor Josiah Fox Patrick Ferrall Letter, discusses substitute Naval constructor; encloses extract of letter, Knox to Pennock, 08/08/1794.
July 24, 1796 Payment to Samuel Sterett as Naval Constructor [not available] James McHenry Payment of $500 to Samuel Sterett as naval constructor for United States.
July 2, 1794 Constructor of the frigate Constitution Henry Knox Henry Jackson Secretary Knox informs Navy agent Henry Jackson that he is desirous that John Hacket, constructor of the frigate Alliance, should be engaged as the constructor of the 44-gun frigate Constitution to be built at Boston. States that Hacket's salary may not exceed $2,000 per annum, and possibly be less than $1,400.
October 26, 1795 Instructions to pay frigate constructor William Simmons Joshua Wentworth Informs Wentworth that the Treasurer is remitting him the sum of 500 dollars to pay frigate constructor James Hackett at Portsmouth.
May 24, 1798 Request that David Stodder naval constructor at Baltimore close accounts [not available] Joseph Sterrett Request that David Stodder naval constructor at Baltimore close accounts. Suggested that he may owe United States money for iron and nails. Refers to claim for use of old Smith's shop which he voluntarily permitted to be used. Salary to be paid until 5 April, after which time his services no longer wanted or called for. Asks if the materials and timber in ship yard will suffer by being exposed...
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.
January 1, 1796 Joshua Humphreys on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Humphreys' opinions on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston.
April 2, 1795 Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction.
January 9, 1797 Pay of Boston Naval Constructor William Simmons George Claghorn Simmons informs Claghorne that he will be paid in accordance with the account he submitted for compensation as Naval Constructor in Boston
April 13, 1797 Compensation of David Stoddert, Constructor of the frigate building at Baltimore William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due David Stoddert, Constructor of the frigate building at Baltimore, being his compensation for January through March 1797.
January 11, 1796 Salary for Frigate Constructor William Simmons George Claghorn Informs Claghorn that he will receive the sum of 500 dollars from Nathaniel Gorham for his salary as constructor of the frigate in Boston.
July 7, 1796 Compensation of Joshua Humphreys, constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $500 is due Joshua Humphreys, being his compensation as constructor of the frigate building at Philadelphia from April through June 1796.
June 28, 1794 Appointment as Constructor and Master Builder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox appoints Humphreys Constructor and Master Builder of a forty-four gun ship to be built in Philadelphia, with a compensation of two thousand dollars annually. The compensation is backdated to May due to Humphreys' work on drafts and models for the ship.
April 10, 1797 Compensation of George Claghorne, Constructor of the Frigate building at Boston William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due George Claghorne, Constructor of the Frigate building at Boston, being his compensation for January through March 1797.
December 9, 1795 Letter from the War Office expressing concern that naval constructor misapplying live oak [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Issue of whether deadwood needs to be white oak. Suggests that constructor is mistaken. Live oak generally required in the places most susceptible to decay. Instructs Captain Nicholson to order naval constructor George Claghorn to use live oak on for the purpose intended.
July 22, 1796 Pay for naval constructor Peter Hagner Jonathan Jackson Directs payment of the salary of George Claghorn, constructor of the Navy frigate building at Boston.