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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 14, 1797 Request for Copy of Letter from Secretary McHenry Patrick Ferrall Josiah Fox Letter, asks for copy of McHenry letter.
July 13, 1795 Receipt and Return for James Hackett Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Quincy notes his previous letter enclosed his return for June 1795. This letter contains the receipt and return of Colonel Hackett for articles delivered to him, which was discussed in the aforementioned letter.
May 22, 1797 Pay of Sergeant Hackett George Hackett John Steele A receipt signed by Sgt. Hackett in which he acknowledges receipt of two month's pay, in the amount of $14, from Lt. John Steele
June 14, 1796 Informing Hackett that Pay will Cease [not available] Colonel James Hackett Letter informs James Hackett, Naval Constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire that because of congress decision to build three frigates, his pay will cease at the end of the month. Expresses hope that Hackett will resume service should there be a future opportunity.
March 3, 1797 Cited letter or document, Colonel James Hackett to War Department Colonel James Hackett War Department Letter, CITATION Only. Cited in War Office to Hackett 03/14/1797.
July 10, 1795 Return and the Receipt of Colonel Hackett Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Quincy is transmitting his return for June 1795. He cannot at this time send Colonel Hackett's receipt for the articles that were delivered to him, but when he returns from his business his receipt and return can be forwarded.
September 4, 1794 Compensation of James Hackett Joseph Howell Colonel James Hackett Joshua Wentworth, Supervisor at Portsmouth, will deliver to Hackett the sum of $500 as compensation for his service as a Constructor of Frigates.
February 13, 1797 Bounty for George Hackett, for apprehending deserters from the Army of the US William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $20 is due George Hackett for apprehending two deserters from the Army of the US.
July 2, 1794 Request to engage John Hackett as Constructor of a 44 gun frigate at Boston Henry Knox Henry Jackson Knox asks Henry Jackson Naval Agent at Boston to engage John Hackett near Newbury Massachusetts to work as constuctor at Boston. Knox notes that Hackett built the USS Alliance during the late war. Pay would be $2000 per year. Informs Jackson that there are three Hacketts; William is known to have instances of temporary insanity.
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.
August 13, 1796 On naval constructor James Hackett's proposals to build 36 gun frigate [not available] Josiah Fox James Hackett's proposals for construction of 36 gun frigate were considerably lower than those of Forman Cheeseman or Mr Peck. But Hackett's time for launching is considerably longer than wished. Cheeseman's proposal estimated 10 months to launch a frigate. Asks to engage Hackett to see if he can launch ship at an earlier time frame.
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 23, 1797 Late Pay for Sgt. Hackett John Steele William Simmons Sgt. George Hackett has a warrant showing that his enlistment has expired but he has not been paid for two years. Lt. Steele gave him two month's pay in the amount of $14, so that he can proceed to Philadelphia to settle his account. Steele asks that this sum be deducted from Hackett's account and credited to his own.
November 8, 1797 Letter Citation Josiah Fox Colonel James Hackett Cited in Hackett to Fox, 11/21/1797.
September 1, 1796 Contract for construction of 36 gun frigate by James Hackett James McHenry Josiah Fox McHenry informs Fox that contract for construction of 36 gun frigate will be assigned to James Hackett, who should begin making preparations. Expectation is ten months to completion. Has communicated with Secretary of Treasury. Discusses terms of contract. Timbers will come from existing public inventory. Discusses means of assessing value of timbers through disinterested agents. Asks to inform...
May 30, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding naval constructor James Hackett third payment [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Requests third payment to James Hackett naval constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire as soon as possible.
August 15, 1797 Letter to the Auditor of the Treasury regarding completion of Algerine frigate Josiah Fox [not available] Josiah Fox reports via letter from Captain Thomas Thompson that the Algerine frigate, the Crescent, is complete and is agreeable to James Hackett contract. Fox provides extract of a letter from Captain Thomas Thompson from Portsmouth New Hampshire to the Secretary of War attesting to Hackett's work.
October 7, 1795 Pay, Subsistence, and Forage of Major Jonathan Hackett, 4th Sub Legion William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $522.72 is due Major Jonathan Hackett of the 4th Sub Legion, being his pay, subsistence, and forage from March through September 1795.
August 10, 1795 Account of James Hackett, Constructor of the Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire William Simmons Timothy Pickering Simmons certifies that $59.82 is due James Hackett, Constructor of the Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire, being the balance of his salary from August 15th 1794 through June 1795.
July 4, 1796 Citation Only Colonel James Hackett William Simmons Cited in Hagner to Hackett 07/11/1796
July 11, 1796 Salary of James Hackett, Constructor of the frigate building at Portsmouth, New Hampshire Peter Hagner James McHenry Hagner certifies that $500 is due James Hackett for his salary as Constructor of the frigate building at Portsmouth, New Hampshire from April through June 1796.
July 29, 1794 Appointment of Colonel James Hackett as frigate constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire Henry Knox Colonel James Hackett Knox informs James Hackett that he has been appointed as Naval Constructor for the frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Knox advises Hackett that he must work exclusively on this project. Salary $2000 per year. Instructions enclosed. Requests return reply of acceptance.
June 5, 1795 Quincy's Return for May Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Quincy encloses his return for May 1795, as well as James Hackett's constructor's receipt for sundries delivered to him by Quincy from December 20th 1794 to April 30th 1795. Quincy states he made an error in the amount of white oak timber delivered to Hackett.
February 28, 1797 Regarding the freight of the trunnails to Portsmouth New Hampshire ship yard [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Captain Thompson is to inform naval constructor James Hackett that the freight of the frigate trunnails must be charged to his debit. Hackett should not object, since the trunnails are expected to arrive safely.
April 14, 1796 Salary of James Hackett, Constructor of the frigate at Portsmouth, New Hampshire William Simmons James McHenry Simmons certifies that $500 is due James Hackett, Constructor of the frigate at Portsmouth, New Hampshire being his salary for January through March 1796.