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August 19, 1797 Report from Captain Obrian, having just returned from the Eastward, regarding the Algerine frigate Crescent [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Captain Obrian having just returned from Eastward reports that it would be proper to have the quarters of the frigate boarded up with their stuff and filled in with cork. Parts should be painted red.
July 1797 Announcement of launching of Algerine frigate Crescent Josiah Fox [not available] The frigate Crescent of 36 guns built by Mr. James Hackett at Portsmouth, NH for the Dey of Algiers, was launched from the U.S. Navy Yard the 29th of June 1797 at 4 O'clock PM.
August 7, 1797 Request regarding purchase of 9 and 6 pounder cannon for the Algerine frigate Crescent Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Fox conveys Secretary of War James McHenry request that Captain Thomas Truxton examine if 6 and 9 pound cannon suitable for the Algerine Frigate may be procured in Baltimore, since Mr. Hughes failed in his contract to provide cannon. Also discusses Captain Nicholson request for anchor from Portsmouth New Hampshire for the frigate Constitution.
[not available] Articles of Agreement Concerning the Frigate "Crescent" Unknown Author [not available] Articles of Agreement respecting the Frigate "Crescent."
August 15, 1797 Enclosed Extract: Proof of Completion of Algerine Frigate Cresent Josiah Fox Richard Harrison "the following extract of a letter from Capt. Thomas Thompson; will show that Mr. James Hacket has completed the Algerine Frigate, named the Crescent agreeably to his Contract with the United States; also the head and Galliries
July 7, 1797 On the naming of the frigate intended for the Dey of Algiers Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Algiers Frigate named the "Crescent." Asks that the name be inserted in her papers and other documents. Congratulates Captain Thompson and naval constructor James Hackett for the safe launching of the vessel into her proper elements. The frigate Crescent of 36 guns launched at Portsmouth New Hampshire US Navy yard on 29 June 1797 at 4pm. Provides draught of water fore and aft.
August 1, 1797 Extract: Update on Construction of Frigate Cresent Captain Thomas Thompson James McHenry Thompson is waiting on the carved wood to complete the frigate Crescent. J. Hackett responsible for its construction and completion, agreeable to his contract. Nothing has been neglected in the navy yard.
September 8, 1797 On the proving of cannon for the Algerine frigate Nathan Jones Tench Francis Clerk Nathan Jones informs Tench Francis that Secretary of War has requested Mr. DaCosta to proceed to Mr. Hughes' furnace to prove the cannon casting there for the Algerine frigate. DaCosta is to make a report on those cannon that stand proved. Secretary of War wants the cannon transported to Portsmouth New Hampshire so they may be put on board the Algerine frigate.
September 8, 1797 Orders to Proceed to Mr. Hughes' Furnace Nathan Jones Francis DaCosta Orders to proceed to Mr. Hughes' furnace to examine and prove the guns intended for Algerine frigate. Press Mr. Hughes to have all the guns intended for Algerine frigate completed. Report number and size of cannon proved to Tench Francis.
March 14, 1797 Regarding Frigate Plans, Especially Relating to Frigate for Algiers Josiah Fox Colonel James Hackett Letter, discusses plans for Frigate; mentions Frigate for Algiers.
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 4, 1797 Request for Information Concerning Guns for Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks information regarding guns for Algerine Frigate.
June 26, 1797 Regarding Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Algerian Frigate.
June 29, 1797 Regarding Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, mentions Algerian Frigate.
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.
March 25, 1797 Regarding the sheer draught of Algerine frigate [not available] Colonel James Hackett The sheer draught of the the Algerine Frigate has been sent to Portsmouth New Hampshire. The inboard draught will be forwarded upon completion.
April 13, 1797 Items for Algerine Frigate James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver Russian duck and cordage for Algerian frigate being built in Portsmouth, N.H.
September 8, 1797 Contract for the Guns of the Algerian Frigate Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry Since Wolcott has no confidence in Mr. Hughes, the guns for the frigate will either be detained or obtained from some other quarter.
July 5, 1797 Regarding Algerian Frigate Josiah Fox Nathan Jones Letter, discusses guns for Algerine Frigate.
March 1, 1798 Regarding request for bilge way and plank for launching of frigate for Dey of Algiers Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Mr. Bowers has requested bilge way and plank for launching of frigate for Dey of Algiers. Secretary of War approves on condition that upon receipt items used are free of injury.
August 16, 1797 Discussion of Payment for Frigate Construction & Algerian Frigate Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, asks for Wolcott's opinion; discusses mode of payment for Frigate construction; alludes to Algerian Frigate.
September 11, 1797 On the treatment of sick ashore; and delivery of guns for Algerine frigate [not available] Tench Francis Recommends the treatment of sick ashore as more conducive to recovery. Refers to delivery of guns for Algerine frigate under contract to Mr. Hughes. If he fails in contract, Samuel Hodgdon ordered to procure guns from public magazine and deliver to Portsmouth New Hampshire.
June 21, 1797 Letter from the War Office regarding request to extend launching a few days [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Launching may be delayed until 12 July 1797 so that carve work may be fixed, and coppering completed before ship put into water. Vessel with articles for completing frigate sailed from Philadelphia last night
July 8, 1794 Request for inquiry regarding availability of cannon for Algerine frigate Josiah Fox Tench Francis Josiah Fox conveys Secretary of War James McHenry request as to whether any ships guns, 26 nine pounders and 12 six pounders, can be purchased for the Algerine frigate, and their price.
May 27, 1797 On finishing the business of rigging the frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Refers to an issue of omitting certain articles. Notes the exceptions, which are: getting on board the anchors; cables and binding them; making netting; blocking the yards; mastheads; deadeyes. Expects the business of rigging to be finished for an additional sum of $500.