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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
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 13, 1788 Estimate of Building a Ordinance shed Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate for building a shed sixty feet long and sixteen feet wide for housing ordnance.
January 27, 1784 General Lincoln's Mill Samuel Hodgdon Benjamin Lincoln Cited in Lincoln to Hodgdon, 03/20/1784.The author is asking the recipient if the mill stones he requires must be of the dimensions requested (4 feet 8 or 9 inches) or can they be smaller (4 feet 2 or 3 inches) which would be more easily obtained and at a lower cost.
December 8, 1794 Scarphing of the 36-gun frigates Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Humphreys talks to Knox about the scarphing (joints that hold two pieces of wood together) of a frigate's keel. The scarphs were proportioned for three pieces, but because they are going to be in five pieces the length of the keel for the 36-gun frigates will be 146 feet, which will leave only 17 feet of solid keel between each scarph. Humphreys discusses ways to modify this situation, and...
January 8, 1799 Notification of Shipment of Writing Supplies James McHenry John Harris Directs delivery of writing and office supplies.
December 26, 1793 Correspondence for General Wayne and Officers; Ohio River Ice; Buildings at Wheeling Isaac Craig Henry Knox Will forward letters for Commander in Chief General Wayne and officers. At present Ohio River obstructed by ice. Captain Cook not yet arrived; expected soon. Regarding buildings at Wheeling, provides requested dimensions.
June 14, 1794 Discussion of Construction & Dimensions of Warships Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses mould loft for ships of war; describes dimensions of 44 gun frigate.
June 11, 1788 Estimate of Building and Repair William Price Henry Knox Price encloses, per Knox's request, an estimate for the cost of repairing the long barracks for an arsenal of arms and the store in which the arms are currently deposited as well as building a stone wall around the redoubt of Fort Clinton. The foundation of the wall is to be four feet, which Price believes to be the minimum possible for such a heavy structure on gravelly soil. Price has employed...
June 29, 1796 Dimensions for Frigate to Be Detailed to Mediterranean Service Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, describes dimensions of frigate for Mediterranean.
August 2, 1796 Discussion & Statement of Timber Wanted for Various Frigate Components Josiah Fox Mr. Vaughan Letter, asks for terms regarding timber for Frigate. Letter includes a statement of masts, spars, planks and scantling wanted for use of the United States.
January 13, 1791 Size of rifle barrels General Edward Hand Henry Knox Hand fixes the length of rifle barrels at 3 feet 3 & 1/2 inches.
June 18, 1794 Three Quarter White Pine Boards Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt has sent by the bearer, Capt. [Garrret] Voorhis, 2,500 feet of three quarter white pine boards.
March 18, 1800 Infantry tactics Alexander Hamilton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Major Alexander Hamilton wants experiments by commanders regarding the natural pace of an average man of 5 feet eight inches, so as to establish the proper measure of a pace which is of primary importance in the tactics of the infantry.
April 30, 1787 Discussion of Iron, Stone Supply & Frigates William Price Henry Knox Discusses pig iron available for frigates; also discusses availability of stone. Two vessels drifted down river and were damaged or destroyed near Fort Montgomery.
June 19, 1797 The Cost of Constructing a Public Store House John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon The Secretary of War wants an estimate of the cost of a frame building, fifty by thirty feet. to be used as a public store house. He wants a proposal from a master builder who will contract to construct a building of specific dimensions and promise to complete it on a given day for a specific amount of money.
April 17, 1798 We Will Not Submit to the Terrible Republic Samuel Hodgdon Captain Thomas Truxtun Hodgdon discusses the freight being transported to Capt. Truxton's ship and stresses that although France (the "terrible republic") seems determined to have every government at its feet, the U. S. will not be one of them.
July 14, 1796 Regarding the Procurement of Ship Timbers for Frigates James McHenry Josiah Fox Directs Fox to find sources for masts, spars, and planks of specific dimensions.
June 16, 1797 Estimate for Building a Public Store House [not available] [not available] Estimate for the cost of building a frame store house, sixty by thirty feet.
July 24, 1796 Request for Procurement of Shipbuilding Materials: Masts, Spars, Planks, & Scantling James McHenry Josiah Fox Asks for information on how certain shipbuilding materials, with precise measurements be obtained: masts, spars, planks, and scantling.
February 1, 1796 Mail and Clothing John Pierce James Wilkinson John Pierce acknowledges General Wilkinson's letter of January 26th, mentions the recent arrival of mail and newspapers, remarks on the Wilkinson family's safe arrival to Greenville and health, and reports on supplies of clothing.
April 3, 1797 Discussion of Hostilities With France & Shipbuilding for Warships Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, alludes to Quasi War with France; asks for terms to build ships of war.
February 2, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents Ordering a Stop to the Reduction of Copper Bolts War Department Naval Agents for frigate construction Pickering orders that the reducing of copper bolts be stopped. He asks for an accounting of copper bolt reduction in the past from the respective naval agents.
June 7, 1797 Discussion of Live Oak Timbers Tench Francis Josiah Fox Letter, discusses live oak timber.
December 20, 1796 Advocating the use of Burkes pumps for the frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Barry, Truxton and Humphreys list in detail the performance of the Burkes Patent Pumps they tested. It delivered 154 gallons of water in 35 seconds by 38 strokes of the brakes, and raised the water 12 feet with four hands. It was also able to bring up a quantity of walnut-sized stones as well as a four-pound shot. The pump is likely to be more reliable than the current chain pumps and will be...
August 2, 1785 Value of U.S. property in possession of Robert Morris Gunning Bedford Samuel Hodgdon Gunning Bedford sends an inventory and valuation of government property in the possession of Robert Morris to Samuel Hodgdon.