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January 11, 1797 Discussion of Frigates James McHenry Josiah Parker Letter, discusses Frigates.
July 8, 1796 Specifications for Mediterranean Frigates Timothy Pickering Henry Jackson Orders to use Mr. Fox's calculations for the proper measurements of frigates.
June 22, 1795 Instructions for the Launching of Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Asks that neither time nor expense be spared in making the frigates ready for launching, and gives instructions for how to launch them while preventing them from being damaged.
June 23, 1794 Remarks on Masting of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masting of Frigates; encloses remarks on masting Frigates.
March 6, 1795 Circular Letter to the Naval Agents & Discussion of Naval Timber War Department [not available] This circular letter to Naval Agents discusses the best timber to use for frigates.
October 15, 1795 Directions for Ship Building Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Offers suggestions for measurements related to frigates.
April 26, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Building and Mail Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for info regarding the building the Frigates; discusses mail.
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 29, 1798 Discussion of Naval Budget & Progress on Construction of Several New Frigates James McHenry Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Letter, encloses estimate to complete & equip frigates; mentions Congress; mentions budget appropriation; discusses progress of Frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation.
July 9, 1794 Financing the building of frigates Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Letter from the Secretary of War to the Secretary of Treasury, regarding financing the building of frigates.
March 7, 1796 Letter from the War Office requesting to the dimensions of boats for the frigates [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Request for the dimensions and number of the boats for the frigates; and a request for opinion of what number of boats is necessary for the frigates; their length, depth, and breadth.
June 22, 1797 Regarding Frigate Freight and Completions Josiah Fox Forman Cheesman Letter, mentions Frigates; discusses freight for Frigates.
January 30, 1797 Regarding Live Oak on Frigates Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses live oak cargo for Frigates.
December 29, 1794 Report on the Construction of Frigates Henry Knox House of Representatives Report by the Secretary of War to the House of Representatives, regarding the frigates authorized by the "Act to provide a naval armament." Knox insists that the vessels be "equal, if not superior, to any frigates belonging tto any of the European powers." The largest ships will be of 44-guns; the others will be 36-gun ships. The frigates will be built of live oak and red cedar. Goes into other...
August 4, 1794 Funds for the Building of Frigates at Baltimore Joseph Howell George Gale The Treasurer will remit to Gale $500 to be transmitted to Samuel and Joseph Sterrett, agents for the building of frigates in Baltimore. They are reponsible for the payment to David Stodder as advance compensation as a contractor of frigates.
June 26, 1794 Estimate for 44-gun frigate Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Secretary Knox transmits to Secretary Hamilton Captain Thomas Truxton's estimate of masts and spars for on of the frigates of 44 guns. The 36 gun frigates will be but little inferior in size.
June 16, 1797 Discussion of Progress on Frigate Construction for Ships United States, Constellation & Constitution James McHenry Josiah Parker Letter, discusses progress on Frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation. Encloses statements of progress and cost estimates made in reference to building these frigates at Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston to carry forty four Guns.
June 12, 1797 Military Stores Required for Three Frigates James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is a statement of the military stores required for the frigates. McHenry wants to know what part can be drawn from the stores of the United States and where are they deposited.
January 4, 1794 Estimates of expenses of building and equipping frigates Henry Knox Thomas Fitzsimmons Encloses estimates of expenses of building and equipping frigates. First one was made in Philadelphia and is described as most perfect. Second is estimate made in Boston; fairly accurate, but not comprehending all the equipment. Third is tolerably accurate.
November 6, 1795 Appropriations for the Naval Department Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Timothy Pickering Wolcott discusses the appropriations for the Naval Department including sums for the building of frigates and the equipping of gallies. Considering the increase in prices, it might be necessary to produce new estimates of the cost of frigates.
May 27, 1796 Discussion of Frigate Timbers William Pennock Josiah Fox Discusses timber for masts, and planks and scantling. Hopes that construction on the frigates will continue. Captain Dale returns to India.
July 14, 1796 Procuring Materials for Frigates Timothy Pickering James McHenry Specific types of wood mentioned for assembling frigates, request for Mr. Fox to procure goods.
May 20, 1795 Forwarding Stodder's Letter Regarding Construction of the Frigates Timothy Pickering Joshua Humphreys Pickering forwards David Stodder's letter regarding construction of the frigates. Pickering wishes all the builders to freely communicate their ideas, believing this will lead to the improvement of the frigates under construction. Pickering asks any letters Humphreys receives to be forwarded to him, and any letters Pickering receives from other builders will be forwarded to Humphreys in return.
October 1795 Length of 44 Gun Frigates Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys An accurate statement of the length of the 44 gun frigates with the errors shown in relation to the draught.
January 4, 1794 Estimates of the expenses of building and equipping frigates Henry Knox Thomas Fitzsimmons Letter, discusses three estimates of the expenses of building and equipping frigates.