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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
December 1796 Articles Necessary to Complete Frigate for Mediterranean Service [not available] Unknown Recipient The following articles by the report of Captain Cathcart will be necessary to complete and equip the frigate building for the Mediterranean Service.
November 10, 1797 Order to Move Requested Anchor from Portsmouth to Baltimore James McHenry Jacob Sheafe Anchor in Navy Yard at Portsmouth required by Constellation. McHenry ordered Navy Agent Sheafe to transport the anchor to Baltimore or Potapsco.
September 18, 1797 Request for heavy anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy squalls [not available] Tench Francis Request for anchor to keep frigate Constitution from accidents during heavy seas. Author reports he is getting better.
September 18, 1797 Request for Anchor for Frigate Constellation James McHenry Tench Francis Frigate Constellation required a heavy anchor to "keep her from accidents during heavy squalls or spurts of wind,". McHenry requested an update on the one he requested had been transferred from Portsmouth to Baltimore.
January 9, 1798 Regarding the manner of sending anchor for the frigate Constellation [not available] Jacob Sheafe Regarding procurement of anchors for the Constellation. If no other means but through Norfolk, then send anchor by first vessel to William Pennock, naval agent Norfolk.
September 21, 1797 Request for more persistence in corresponding with person delivering the heavy anchor for frigate at Baltimore [not available] Tench Francis Request for more persistence regarding the person delivering the anchor for frigate at Baltimore. If not yet completed, order one from Portsmouth New Hampshire. Frigate cannot get near the wharves without heavy anchors and is exposed to much danger. Expresses thanks for attention to frigate United States and exertions to assist the sick on board. Requests that Francis exercise judgment and...
December 9, 1796 Regarding frigate anchor purchased that is claimed as property of Republic of France [not available] Henry Jackson McHenry informs naval agent Jackson that that he has been informed by Consul General from the Republic of France Mr. La Combe, that an anchor purchased for frigate construction is claimed to be the property of France. To avoid any further dispute, McHenry requests that Jackson have the anchor delivered to the person it was purchased from.
November 10, 1797 Request to send anchor to Baltimore for frigate Constellation James McHenry Jacob Sheafe Request to send anchor to Baltimore for frigate Constellation. Use ports of Boston or New York. Constellation will be somewhere in Chesapeake Bay or Patapsco.
September 24, 1796 Receipt of Samuel Lewis for sale of an anchor Samuel Lewis [not available] Samuel Lewis, War Department Clerk received of Samuel Hodgdon money for the sale of an anchor to Stephen Girard.
September 18, 1797 Regarding extra expenses for USS Constellation James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Regarding extra expenses for the frigate USS Constellation in Baltimore.
August 4, 1797 Discussion of Frigates Constellation & Constitution, And of Anchor Weights Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, discusses frigates Constellation & Constitution; discusses anchor weight.
September 18, 1797 On recovery from bilious yellow fever; Captain Truxton's request for extra expenses and delivery of heavy anchor [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Author suffering "billious yellow fever." Will converse with President John Adams over the matter of claim for extra expenses during building of frigate. Has been sometime since he order Tench Francis to have brought a heavy anchor from Portsmouth New Hampshire to Baltimore.
May 6, 1797 Discussion of Frigate Construction Materials: Copper Sheathing & Live Oak Timber Josiah Fox [not available] Letter, discusses coppering Frigate; mentions live oak for Frigate.
March 25, 1798 Discussion of Officers & Frigates Constellation & Congress Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for names of officers; discusses sails of Frigate Constellation; mentions Congress; mentions British fleet.
December 7, 1791 Arms Shipment to Charleston John Stagg William Knox Knox is directed to have transported on the ship now riding at anchor in the harbor and sailing soon to Charleston one hundred stands of arms with accoutrements and knapsacks complete. Also included will be powder, lead, cartidge paper, and bullet moulds to make musket cartridges to equip 400 men with 200 rounds each. The fifty horseman saddles with accoutrements will also be completed according...
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.
June 23, 1798 Condition of Anchors Unfit for Frigates, Extra Supplies With Pennock Captain Thomas Truxtun James McHenry Truxtun had purchased a small quantity of slops just before a shipment of them arrived from Philadelphia. The extra have been placed under the care of Mr. Pennock where they can supply other ships. Truxtun has also left extra lanterns with Pennock. The ventilators have not arrived. The ship Constellation has too deep a draught to go into southern ports without removing guns. The ship lost one of...
November 15, 1797 Articles for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is directed to deliver the following articles to the frigate "Constellation" lying at anchor on the Patapsco: pistols, boarding pikes, cutlasses, boarding axes with handles, blunderbusses, shot for twelve pounders, pistol balls, and musket balls. Captain Truxton proposes to sail for another part of the Chesapeake on December 7th.
November 4, 1796 Letter from the Navy Constructor Josiah Fox [not available] "Statement of materials &c. on hand in the Navy Yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, arranged agreeably to the foregoing instructions."
April 12, 1798 Provisions for the Frigate "Constellation" James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is an order to Tench Francis to deliver to Hodgdon the provisions for the Frigate "Constellation" which should be transported to that ship. Based on Captain Truxton's last account, the "Constellation" is at anchor near the mouth of the Patapsco [River] on his way to the Patuxent [River] for which he intends to proceed with the first favorable wind.
May 9, 1797 Rigging a Frigate [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson The writer responds to Thompson's proposal for rigging a frigate by offering terms of a contract and clearly specifying the work to be done.
November 8, 1794 Requests Information about Anchor Dimensions Tench Coxe Henry Knox Note about dimensions of anchors according to Captain Evans. Requests information for contractors Mr. Scott and Mr. Ernest.
1794 General Observations on the Defense of New York Vincent Unknown Recipient Mr. Vincent of New York records his general observations on the defense of that city's harbor, concluding that an enemy landing could not be successful.
April 13, 1794 French expedition against Spanish Florida Henry Gaither Henry Knox Major Henry Gaither, commander of the federal troops in Georgia, writes the Secretary of War. Writes that the French are on an expedition against the Spanish Floridas, and have the support of the inhabitants of Georgia. There is now at anchor nearby Saint Mary's fort, a sloop of war Las Casas, of eighteen guns and two hundred French men. There is a recruiting post at Temple. The French sloop of...
April 13, 1794 French Expedition Against the Floridas Henry Gaither Henry Knox The French Sloop of War "La Casas," with 18 guns and 200 men is anchored off the coast near Gaither's fort, having sailed recently from Charleston South Carolina. There are reports of a recruiting post at Temple, up the St. Mary's River. Others report that the French claim they have sufficient force to take the Floridas. Gaither has taken defensive measures.