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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 3, 1793 Fitting Out of Privateers in the Ports of the United States. Alexander Hamilton [not available] The cabinet members state their opinion in favor of the prohibition of future fitting out of privateers in the ports of the United States.
March 20, 1798 In response to House resolution, request for quantity and descriptions of materials remaining at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia after fitting frigate United States. [not available] Joshua Humphreys House of Representatives passed resolution requesting information on materials and apparatus left after fitting frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation. Requests quantity and descriptions of materials remaining at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia after fitting frigate United States.
August 16, 1793 Arms for Vessels Henry Knox George Clinton Describes new rules concerning the fitting and arming of ships by belligerent nations in ports or harbors of the United States.
November 16, 1795 Circular Letter from the War Office to Constructors of 44-gun Frigates [not available] [not available] Reference to the 3d futtocks; shortening to give scarph to the gun ports and to provide for scuppers. Refers to fitting of timbers. Refers to the fitting of the futtocks and regulation of the scarphs.
May 28, 1794 Shells for Mortars John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to forward to Fort Mifflin fifty shells for each of the ten-inch mortars directed to be sent there, including everything necessary for fitting them for service.
May 24, 1798 Procuring a Surgeoncy for Tom Reynolds William Reynolds [not available] Reynolds' son Tom has served his apprenticeship with Doctor Foushee of Richmond and has been in extensive practice in the County of Matthews for two years. He is now desirous of an appointment as a surgeon on one of the ships of war currently fitting out. Reynolds asks for the recipient's aid in procuring the appointment for his son.
August 24, 1798 Concerning the recommendation of Mr. Bradley James McHenry James Hillhouse States that he will pay particular attention to the recommendation of Mr. Bradley (most likely for the proposed Provisional Army), but reminds him that it is neither proper nor fitting at this time to anticipate such applications.
May 14, 1798 Kentledge Needed for the Ships Samuel Hodgdon Melancton Smith Hodgdon expresses the need for a large amount of kentledge to be used as permanant ballast on the ships purchased by the United States.
September 28, 1799 Orders to Deliver Materials for Brigantine President Adams [not available] John Harris Orders to deliver goods to Quartermaster General of Detroit for the outfitting of Brigantine John Adams, fitting out at Detroit.
September 19, 1800 Quarters for the General, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Craig is fitting out quarters for the General at Fort Fayette. The Quartermaster General is expected in a few days. Craig is happy that Philadelphia remains healthy during the advanced season.
May 30, 1798 Recommends Henry Wells as Surgeon's Mate Miles Littlejohn James McHenry Littlejohn calls attention to Henry Wells who wishes an appointment as a Surgeon's Mate on one of the armed vessels of the United States now fitting for sea. Wells formerly lived with Coale & Buchanan and is qualified to act in that capacity. He is the same young man recommended by Colonel Howard and, based on the general goodness of his character, will fill this station with honor to himself and...
February 13, 1798 Information Surrounding Construction of Frigate Congress at Portsmouth Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, informs Fox regarding frigate construction at Portsmouth.
May 2, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Contracts Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses contracts for construction of Frigates.
May 2, 1800 Recommendation for Officer Appointment to U.S. Navy Jonathan Trumbull Benjamin Stoddert Recommends William Roberts as a candidate for appointment in the U.S. Navy, based on his good character and education. Roberts asks for a position as either a Marine lieutenant or a midshipman; Trumbull advises he be appointed to one of the ships now fitting at New York.
August 16, 1793 Privateers Henry Knox Henry Lee U.S. position of neutrality prevents any ships from being outfitted with weapons in U.S. ports, and no privateers or cruisers can be granted asylum.
July 1, 1794 Augmentation of force in foreign vessels Henry Knox George Mathews Issues direction pertaining to the arming of foreign vessels in U.S. ports, which Knox considers unlawful augmentation of force.
March 1796 Discussion of Equipment & Rigging of "Algerian Frigate" Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses equipping & rigging the "Algerian Frigate" for sea.
March 20, 1798 Request for quantity and description of materials left at Boston navy yard after fitting frigate Constitution of sea [not available] Henry Jackson In response to House resolution, request for materials remaining in public possession at Boston ship yard after completion of the frigate Constitution.
August 5, 1793 Opinion Respecting Certain French Vessels and Their Prizes Thomas Jefferson [not available] The cabinet members present their opinions regarding the treatment of sundry French vessels and their prizes using American ports.
August 2, 1793 Notes Concerning the Conduct of the French Minister Alexander Hamilton [not available] Hamilton cites eleven examples of the improrieties of Citizen Genet while in the United States.
May 10, 1793 Outfitting of Boats; the Work of Pilot Denis Ferris Isaac Craig James O'Hara Reports on fitting of boats at Legion Ville. Mentions Major McCully and taking charge of the boats at Wheeling. Directed Major Finley to give Denis Ferris charge of the boats and send them forward. Praises the work of the diminutive Ferris as a boatman and pilot.
November 7, 1800 Bayonets to Bayonet Scabbard Contractors for Fitting Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Letter, directs send bayonets to bayonet scabbard contractors to ensure fit.
September 24, 1789 Regarding Society of Cincinnati and Federalist Matters Jeremiah Olney Henry Knox Letter, mentions the Society of the Cincinnati; recommends Federalist merchant.
October 30, 1795 On the legality of citizens arming their vessels in time of peace Timothy Pickering William Rawle Reports from the port of Philadelphia indicate that some civilians are arming their vessels. Secretary Pickering asks lawyer William Rawle whether it is lawful for citizens of United States, in time of peace, to arm their vessels.
August 16, 1793 European Privateers Outfitted in America to Be Barred from Ports; List of Known Offending Ships Henry Knox Samuel Huntington Notes that the federal government has tried in vain to outlaw the practice of European nations outfitting privateers in American ports, and passes down a firmer strategy to preserve American neutrality: no cruisers or privateers originally outfitted in American ports will have no asylum in those ports. Authorizes Huntington to see to causing any such ships to leave, by force if necessary. Also...