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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 5, 1795 Author's Letterbook Copy [not available] [not available] Letter, asks that Josiah Fox be sent to Baltimore to consult with those bulding frigates concerning the moulds and putting the frames together.
August 25, 1796 Discussion of Live Oak Timbers for Frigate Building Captain Samuel Nicholson Josiah Fox Discusses live oak timbers for ships' frames, and the completion of a number of such material components for the building of a frigate.
June 5, 1795 About the Building of Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter asks that Josiah Fox be sent to Baltimore to consult with those building frigates concerning the moulds and putting the frames together.
January 2, 1796 Prepared to Cut Cedar Timber if Terms Are Agreeable Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, informs availability to cut cedar for Frigate frames; asks for written instructions re procedures.
November 3, 1796 Regarding Blacksmiths' Work Aboard Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, describes terms of blacksmiths helping construct elements for a frigate.
February 7, 1795 Discussion of Construction of 36 and 44 Gun Frigates, & Dangers During Launch Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses 36 and 44 gun Frigate construction; describes dangers of launching Frigate; discusses descent of keel.
June 5, 1795 Letter of Introduction for Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Advises that Mr. Fox might need a letter of introduction on his trip to Baltimore to inspect the frigates being built.
April 10, 1794 Request for manpower calculations regarding cutting ship frames Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox requests that Humphreys add to his calculations the number of men it would require to cut the frame of one of the vessels in Georgia in two months.
April 20, 1794 Fortifications of Baltimore John Jacob Rivardi Henry Knox Letter from the Secretary of War regarding the fortifications in Baltimore, Maryland.
December 29, 1798 List of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. Ebenezer Stevens [not available] Document lists articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens, Agent of War Department between the date of his appointment and 30 November 1798.
October 30, 1796 Regarding Construction Materials for Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses timber & other materials for Frigate.
September 14, 1785 Disposition of Ordnance at West Point William Price Henry Knox William Price, Deputy Commissary for Military Stores, sends to Henry Knox, Secretary at War, the disposition of ordnance at West Point.
February 20, 1796 Regarding a House Report on Naval Armaments and the Treaty with Algiers Josiah Fox Captain Silas Talbot Fox writes that the House of Representatives wrote a report stating it thought only two frigates were necessary. Also, Fox notes that the demands of the Algerian Dey are so exorbitant that building all the frigates would be the more cost-effective proposition.
August 25, 1798 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, advises re state of timber supply in yard; discusses live oak timber for Frigates; discusses white oak timber; asks for information re timber supply.
October 14, 1794 Discussion of Frigate Timbers & Drafts, And Slave Labor Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, discusses cutting timber for Frigates; mentions slaves; discusses Frigate drafts.
June 1, 1796 Request for statement of live oak frigate timbers at New York navy yard [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Naval Constructor Cheeseman is to provide a statement of live oak frigate timbers moulded and dressed in the navy yard at New York. Distinguish by name and mark with "x" those bolted on the frames.
May 28, 1796 Request to identify those timbers moulded and dressed in the yard at Boston [not available] George Claghorn Letter requests naval constructor George Claghorn that as soon as live oak brought by Schooner Rachel is worked up, to make a statement of frigate timbers moulded and dressed at the ship yard. Mark with "x" timbers that are bolted to frames. Purpose is to take measures to procure timbers still wanting. Report defective timbers as well.
August 4, 1796 Discussion of Specifications for 36-Gun Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses terms to build 36 gun Frigate.
May 29, 1795 Forwarding of Suggestion for Obtaining Lumber Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox Letter, describes Humphreys' idea regarding the procurement of timber.
July 5, 1796 Fireplaces and Square Bolts [not available] George Claghorn Presumably from Joshua Humphreys. Enclosed is a draught of one of the small fireplaces used under the cistern for boiling the plank at the Philadelphia yard; a simple design. Iron bolts have square heads because cheapest to manufacture. Requests that unless already rounded, leave alone and conform to instructions.
February 15, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers, Strength, Dimensions, & Performance Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses cedar toptimbers re Frigates; discusses Frigate performance; describes strength of Frigates; describes dimensions of Frigate.
July 12, 1798 Sundries for the Frigate "United States" John Harris Captain John Barry A ten-page list of sundries for the Frigate "United States," commanded by Captain John Barry.
December 12, 1795 Progress in building frigate at Philadelphia, Pa. Timothy Pickering [not available] Difficulty in acquiring live oak and cedar of appropriate length for building frigates.