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April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Pickering receiving reports that person sent from Philadelphia to render assistance has been rendered uneasy in his situation. Refers to the application of timbers. Pickering outlines policy regarding deviation of frigate design, namely that proposals for changes must be formally submitted to the War Office for consideration.
June 5, 1795 Improvements to Frigate Design. Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Recounted the process of making molds and improvements to the design of frigates being built at the navy yard in Baltimore. Thought that J. Fox did not follow directions for improvements relayed details of ship construction.
April 14, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design, transom, live oak Timothy Pickering Forman Cheesman Letter from Secretary of War Pickering, discusses alternations in frigate design at New York. Discusses requisiton of live oak intended for the wing transom. Discusses whether it is fit for this purpose.
May 18, 1795 Improvements to Ship Design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Notification that Pickering has asked all builders to submit new ideas for improvements to frigate design. Noted Mr. Humphreys possible protests to the changes, Pickering mentioned that he would remind Humphreys of his place and that Stodder was the owner of the navy yard and master builder. Requested Stodder's ideas for improvements.
April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design and settling disputes within the Navy Yard Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Captains of the frigates, acting as superintendents, are to ensure that Naval Constructors build the frigates according to the specifications. Any deviations to design must be reported to the Secretary of War. Pickering goes on to outline the authority of the superintendent in settling any disputes that threaten the good order and discipline of the ship yard.
October 19, 1795 Discussion of Amendments to Frigate Design Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses alterations in Frigate design.
September 14, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding frigate constructed by James Hackett [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Cites a letter addressed to Josiah Fox regarding construction of frigate by James Hackett, constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Design based on sketch "A, " same design as communicated by Secretary of State
May 14, 1794 Suppressing the Expedition Against Spanish Dominions Henry Knox George Mathews There is evidence that a General Clarke and others are planning an expedtion against the dominions of Spain with whom the United States is at Peace. Governor Mathews is advised to take whatever measuires may be necessary to suppress such an expedition with the understanding that if the militia is called up, it will be at the expense of the United States.
December 19, 1787 Guidance on How to Deal with John Sullivan and the Designs of Secession Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Knox refers to John Sullivan. He gives guidance on the use of force in dealing with Sullivan. Says he should first represent the criminality of conduct and the intent of United States to prevent such audacious proceedings. If this is ineffectual, then use force to prevent the execution of design. Is well aware of delicacy of situation. Nevertheless, execute duty as far as may be practicable. If...
May 14, 1795 Enclosed Designs of Figureheads for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Designs by Mr. Rush enclosed, suggestions for ship design.
November 3, 1795 Ship Building Josiah Fox William Pennock Changes to ship design, compensation, and provisions discussed generally.
May 12, 1794 Queries from Henry Knox to John Wharton regarding Joshua Humphreys' and Josiah Fox' estimates and proposals on frigate design Henry Knox John Wharton Asks opinion of Joshua Humphrey's and Josiah Fox's models from ship builder and designer John Wharton. He asks whether long ships require their extreme breadth as far forward as smaller ships. Where is the dead flat to be placed? He asks to contrast Humphreys' model with those of Josiah Fox, another prominent ship designer who worked for Humphreys. Knox asks whose method is best Fox or Humphreys....
October 30, 1795 Design of Iron Trucks Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Pickering wants to know for what carriages were the iron trucks provided? Were they designed for sea coast as well as other gun carriages?
September 23, 1792 Colors of the Sub Legions Anthony Wayne [not available] General Order: specifies the size and design of the colors [flags] for the four sub legions.
August 24, 1797 Uniform Design for the Navy of the United States of America James McHenry [not available] Lists in full detail the parameters for uniforms.
November 1795 Design specifications for 44 gun frigate [not available] [not available] Designs and calculations for the construction of 44 gun frigates.
January 12, 1784 Orders to Superintend a Magazine Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Clark Orders to proceed to a public magazine and superintend it. Pay for such services.
January 26, 1798 CITATION ONLY James Wilkinson James McHenry Letter Cited Only Document gist of 02/09/2009 as follows: Letter, describes Peirce's orders; discusses publication of general orders; discusses settling public accounts; discusses army corruption; mentions death of Anthony Wayne; mentions state of Georgia frontier; discusses galley design for Mississippi River.
January 26, 1798 CITATION ONLY James Wilkinson James McHenry Letter, citation only. Cited Documents Gist as follows: Letter, describes Peirce's orders; discusses publication of general orders; discusses settling public accounts; discusses army corruption; mentions death of Anthony Wayne; mentions state of Georgia frontier; discusses galley design for Mississippi River.
May 28, 1795 Recommendations for Design of Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Discussed naming and changes to frigates. Mentioned naming one "the Revolution", sterns to be crested with eagles surrounded by a constellation and supported by the figures of Liberty and Justice.
November 26, 1798 Desire to Employ Engineers for the Planning of the Fortifications of New York John Jay Alexander Hamilton Jay never received letter from Hamilton regarding the employment of engineers for the design of fortifications for New York Harbor. Nevertheless, Jay felt they should readily be employed on the task and authorized Hamilton to seek out the men, offering to pay for all expenses.
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.
February 15, 1794 [PRIVATE] Meeting with King and Jay George Washington Henry Knox Discusses offensive correspondence and possibility of meeting with King and Jay to discuss its contents.
March 26, 1796 Reports Stock, Tools Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon Reports that they are doing as well as can be expected. Believes to have a full stock within 8 or 9 months, if he can send the locks as requested. They have had peace since Mr. Miles left. Reports prices for Indian corn. Requests an inventory of his tools because they are wearing out quickly and it will be difficult to ascertain their value. Intends to send a new gun design that may benefit the...
October 10, 1796 Medals for Deserving Indians James McHenry Rufus King Medals to be presented to Indians as gifts to be struck in England due to cost and workmanship. McHenry requested Mr. Trumbull design the engraving for the medals.