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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 18, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timber & Proposed Closing of Navy Yard Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses timber for Frigates; discusses timber for futtocks & floors; discusses closing Naval yard.
April 27, 1795 Inquiry Into Naval Ships' Floor Bolts Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses floor bolts for ships; asks for info regarding Frigate floor bolts.
July 15, 1796 List of Timber Needed to Complete Construction of Frigate at Baltimore David Stodder Josiah Fox List of live oak timber need for the frigate under construction at Baltimore.
June 9, 1795 Experiments on the Strength of Pieces of Ash Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Shipbuilder Joseph Humphreys reports on the results of experiments on pieces of ash as to what effect single or double holes for bolting the floor will have on the keel of a ship.
November 15, 1794 Outlines Instructions for Live Oak for Frigate Floors Tench Coxe Henry Knox Outlines order to procure live oak for frigate floor timbers. Requests dimensions and measurements, and information for the public accounts. Requests that wood be tested for strength and potential decay.
May 14, 1796 Suspension of Request to Send Live Oak for Frigate Construction at Philadelphia [not available] John Blagge Requests cancellation of previous request to ship live oak from New York to Philadelphia until contents of cargo is known from vessel from Georgia laden with live oak.
October 4, 1799 Strict Attention to Economy Alexander Hamilton Nathan Rice Hamilton issues his instructions regarding the construction of winter quarters while emphasizing that everything must be done with as much economy as possible.
January 15, 1799 Charges Against Major Rivardi James Bruff James McHenry Capt. Bruff lists and explains his grievances against Major Rivardi which he promises to substantiate.
August 13, 1799 Public Claim of the Channel on the Spring Richard Parker Samuel Hodgdon The deed is not currently recorded in this county so it would be proper to have it forwarded for that purpose. Both Colonel Postletwait and Colonel Alexander believe that a survey is needed to ascertain the public claim on the channel of the spring so Hodgdon should make every effort to forward the draft and the survey as soon as possible. Wilson's heirs would sell the land they claim on the...
November 3, 1796 Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate.
November 30, 1796 Discussion of Construction & Craftwork on Frigate, & Possible Suspension of Construction Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, discusses progress on Frigate; asks for money to retain employees at yard; discusses suspending operations on Frigate; mentions British Navy; discusses payment for iron & iron work furnished.
July 16, 1791 Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats.
July 12, 1796 Inspection and Classification of Stores at Three Naval Yards James McHenry Josiah Fox Fox is to visit the naval yards at Boston, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Boston, to examine the stores. He is to class the timbers according to directions laid out in the letter. He is also to ensure that the stores and timbers are secure from weather and theft. Shipbuilders should send quotes to McHenry for the construction of a 36 gun frigate.
March 13, 1791 State of the Creek Nation James Casey Henry Knox Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.