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June 28, 1794 Appointment as Constructor and Master Builder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox appoints Humphreys Constructor and Master Builder of a forty-four gun ship to be built in Philadelphia, with a compensation of two thousand dollars annually. The compensation is backdated to May due to Humphreys' work on drafts and models for the ship.
February 20, 1800 [COPY] Enclosed AccountsKMC Alexander Hamilton Staats Morris Enclosed account of barge builder and the original order of Hamilton to build the barge. Requested Miller make a draft on the Branch Bank so Morris could pay the builder.
June 28, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys as Constructor or Master Builder at the Port of Philadelphia Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Joshua Humphreys of his appointment as Constructor or Master Builder of a 44 gun frigate at the port of Philadelphia at the rate of $2000 per year. Pay retroactive in consideration of Humphreys' work adjusting models and draughts. [Frigate would become the USS United States.]
February 20, 1800 Letter from Commander at Fort McHenry Staats Morris James Miller Captain Staats Morris transmits the accounts of the builder of the barge and the original order of Major General Alexander Hamilton authorize him to procure one. The new barge has the exact dimensions of the old barge.
July 19, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to William Pennock regarding duties as Naval Agent Henry Knox William Pennock Knox provides Pennock with general instructions as Naval Agent. Secretary of Treasury will furnish instructions on purchase of certain articles. Will work with master builder Mr Morgan, who is currently overseeing the cutting of timber in South Carolina and Georgia. Once this is finished, repair to Portsmouth New Hampshire. Asks for the price at which journeymen, shipwrights and blacksmiths may...
June 28, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys as Naval Constructor or Master Builder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Letter signed by Henry Knox addressed to Joshua Humphreys. Humphreys is appointed naval constructor or master builder of a forty four gun ship [the USS United States] to be built at the port of Philadelphia. Rate of compensation $2000 per year, commencing 1 May 1794 for incessant application of public interest in adjusting the principles of the ships, drawing drafts and making models.
November 12, 1796 Location of Head Quarters Anthony Wayne James McHenry Travel to and from Detroit inhibited by weather and distant location of post, Wayne advised Head Quarters should not be held in Detroit. Advised Pittsburgh as appropriate location for HQ.
August 8, 1794 Frigate construction at Norfolk Henry Knox Captain Richard Dale Secretary Knox asks Captain Richard Dale of the U.S. Navy to depart for Norfolk immediately in order to commence the building of the frigates. John Morgan has been appointed constructor of the frigate, but he may be delayed. Captain Dale is therefore asked to work with agent William Pennock to find a builder.
July 16, 1794 Instructions for Naval Agent Jeremiah Yellot at Baltimore Henry Knox Jeremiah Yellot Knox forwards instructions to Naval Agent Jeremiah Yellot. Notes that Secretary of Treasury will forward instructions on purchase of articles. Asks if a master builder with sufficient skill can be obtained at Baltimore. Describes pay scale between $1400 and $2000 per year.
May 18, 1795 Improvements to Ship Design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Notification that Pickering has asked all builders to submit new ideas for improvements to frigate design. Noted Mr. Humphreys possible protests to the changes, Pickering mentioned that he would remind Humphreys of his place and that Stodder was the owner of the navy yard and master builder. Requested Stodder's ideas for improvements.
July 30, 1794 Instructions from Secretary of War to Naval Agents, Superintendents, Constructors or Master Builders, Clerks of the Ship Yards Henry Knox Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Knox sends the comptroller of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott Jr, a copy of his instructions to the Naval Agent, Constructor or Master Builder, Superintendent, and Clerk of the Ship Yard.
July 16, 1794 General Instructions for government as Naval Agent Henry Knox John Blagge Knox sends general instructions to Blagge as Naval Agent. Notes that the Secretary of Treasury will furnish money and instructions for purchase of certain articles. Asks about the availability of a master builder for the proposed frigate construction. Notes the rate of pay, between $1400 and $2000 per year. Also asks about blacksmiths and journeymen shipbuilders and their rates of pay.
March 21, 1793 2,000 Head of Cattle Taken Mr. Cooke Judge Houston "The settlers on this side of the river are not rich; notwithstanding the number of cattle taken already, as far as we can ascertain, is nearly two thousand head."
April 2, 1795 Discussion of Naval Constructor & Construction of Frigates Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Truxtun Letter, discusses Naval constructor; discusses frigate construction.
August 24, 1789 Pike request appointment from Knox William Pike Henry Knox Letter, asks for appointment in War Office.
June 5, 1793 No War with White People or Red People Little Turkey William Blount Little Turkey reports on the visit of the Cherokee head-men to meet with with the head-men of the Northward Indians. Though the Nortwards appear ready to go to war if provoked by incursions on their land, Little Turkey affirmed the disposition of the Cherokees to remain at peace with whites and Indians.
July 9, 1794 A proposal for instructions to Naval Agent, Constructor, Superintendent, Clerk of Yard engaged in frigate construction and request for consideration of these instructions by Secretary of Treasury Henry Knox Alexander Hamilton Knox proposes that instructions be given to the Naval Agent; Builder or Constructor, Superintendent, Clerk. of the Navy Yard. Asks for Hamilton's consideration on this matter.
June 15, 1793 Living in Gores of Blood Double-head Secretary Smith Double-head demands an explanation for the recent attack on the Cherokees that resulted in nine deaths.
August 8, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to William Pennock on compensation; employment of Mr Morgan as constructor; procurement of live oak and cedar Henry Knox William Pennock Mr Morris agrees that Pennock should take possession of lot and stores for compensation. Discusses hiring of Mr Morgan, who is presently in Georgia procuring live oak and cedar. Knox is not sure whether Morgan available for service as frigate constructor at Norfolk. Meantime, asks that Pennock attempt to find master builder or constructor. Captain Dale will repair to Norfolk as superintendent.
August 8, 1794 Henry Knox requests Captain Richard Dale go to Norfolk to begin frigate construction Henry Knox Captain Richard Dale Knox requests that Captain Richard Dale, superintendent for frigate construction, repair to Norfolk without delay, meet with the Naval Agent William Pennock, in order to start frigate construction. Provisional appointment as constructor is John Morgan; may be delayed. Asks that Dale and Pennock try to find a capable constructor or master builder.
1800 Articles for the Use of Headquarters [not available] [not available] List of goods from John Wilkins Jr. requested for the use of Head Quarters.
March 11, 1796 Cited Document James Head William Simmons Cited in Simmons to Head 04/01/1796
July 26, 1791 Drum head for General Butler's son Isaac Craig Unknown Recipient Letter from Major Isaac Craig regarding a drum head for General Butler's son.
June 18, 1800 Authorization for New Boat Samuel Hodgdon Israel Whelen Issued a new boat for Fort Mifflin to be under Captain Meminger. Current boat used for transport deemed dangerous to people and provisions.
July 19, 1794 Instructions to naval agent Henry Knox William Pennock Secretary Knox encloses instructions to William Pennock, naval agent at Norfolk, Virginia. Informs Pennock that Secretary Hamilton will furnish him with money and instructions for the purchase of certain articles. Mentions Mr. Morgan, a master builder of "considerable abilities" who will likely be appointed to construct the frigate Chesapeake. Morgan is currently employed in superintending the...