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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
July 22, 1796 [Copy Private] Algiers Frigate Construction George Washington James McHenry No delays found in construction of Algiers frigate construction.
June 16, 1797 Lettter from Josiah Fox regarding frigate construction Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Discussion regarding frigate construction.
December 1794 Request for Report on Frigate Construction Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, asks for draft regarding frigate construction.
October 16, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
January 18, 1797 Regarding Captain Sever's disappointment over suspension of frigate construction at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain James Sever McHenry laments that he misplaced Sever's letter. Refers to Sever's disappointment with the work of the frigate construction suspended. Sever was to command the frigate. Suspension of construction was not foreseen. Cannot confer Captain's commission but will do so should he be granted the authority. Pay and subsistence to be forwarded.
May 18, 1797 Request for progress report on frigate construction in anticipation of request from Congress [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Request for progress report on frigate construction in anticipation of request from Congress. Include information on state of hull, equipment, and expected date of launching.
July 23, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Foreman Cheeseman Josiah Fox Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
May 20, 1797 Progress report on construction of frigate Constellation in anticipation of request from Congress [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Congress will likely request a report on the progress of construction of frigate Constellation at Baltimore. Therefore request report on state of hull, materials, and projected date of launching.
April 22, 1796 Suspension of frigate building operations at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Jacob Sheafe Bill passed by Congress limits frigate construction to three frigates. Frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire is to suspended until further notice.
January 24, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction (2) Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
November 1795 Design specifications for 44 gun frigate [not available] [not available] Designs and calculations for the construction of 44 gun frigates.
April 28, 1795 Compensation for services in frigate construction Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Payment for services in building draughts and moulds of frigates and for assisting in construction of frigate at Norfolk. Payment amounting to $750.
May 3, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Progress, & Estimate for Completion & Launch Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Describes progress on frigate construction, especially caulking; estimates launching by the end of June. Also discusses timber shipment.
January 23, 1798 Request to the constructor in Baltimore David Stodder for a statement as to principal causes of delay in frigate construction [not available] David Stodder The letter directs the David Stodder, naval constructor at Baltimore to provide explanations for delays in completing ship building beyond the periods when she expected to have been finished. Lose no time in transmitting information.
October 18, 1796 Draft to the head of frigate construction at Boston [not available] Henry Jackson Draught drawn for the head of frigate construction at Boston. Asks for confirmation that it is brought to hand.
June 20, 1796 Request for transfer of live oak for frigate construction at Philadelphia [not available] William Pennock Joshua Humphreys is in need of a shipment of live oak for frigate construction at Philadelphia. Therefore Naval Agent William Pennock should take measures to ship to Philadelphia at first opportunity.
June 29, 1795 Construction of Frigates, Supplies Timothy Pickering Tench Francis Details on obtaining live oak for frigate construction, employment of laborers, and location of construction.
April 25, 1796 Suspension of Construction James McHenry William Pennock Orders to suspend purchases for the frigate currently under construction due to the act of Congress that suspended the construction of armaments. Additional orders to dispose of all items deemed perishable.
February 13, 1797 Discussion of Frigate Timber & Construction Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Letter, discusses construction of Frigate; discusses timber for Frigate.
May 16, 1795 Letter Describing Timber Types & Cuts for Frigate Construction & the Merits of Oak and Red Cedar Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, describes timber cuts regarding Frigate construction. There is difficulty in procuring the top timbers of red cedar. The top timbers and half timbers that form the sides of the ports should be of oak.
September 1, 1796 Request to deliver timbers to James Hackett for construction of frigate for Mediterranean service [not available] Jacob Sheafe McHenry requests that naval agent Jacob Sheaffe deliver timbers for James Hackett construction of frigate for service in the Mediterranean. Outlines requirement for two disinterested persons who will assess the value of timbers on oath.
July 8, 1796 Construction the frigate for the Dey of Algiers James McHenry George Washington McHenry informs Washington that Pickering believes responsibility for the building of the frigate for the Dey of Algiers lies more with the War Department than the State Department. McHenry says that he will proceed to take preparatory measures in the construction of the project.
November 30, 1797 Regarding request for inventory of timber plank remaining after completion of frigate Constellation [not available] David Stodder Refers to conduct of inventory of timber plank that remains following completion of frigate Constellation.
February 18, 1796 Discussion of Ship Timbers & Construction Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses timber & frigate construction.
September 15, 1794 Instructions for frigate construction in New York Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Secretary Knox encloses a letter form filled out for Captain Talbot. In it are more detailed instructions for his job overseeing the construction of the frigate at New York, which is to mount 44 guns.