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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 21, 1794 Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
January 28, 1797 Estimate on quantity of canvas required for sails for frigate building for the Dey of Algiers [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. From naval constructor Josiah Fox at the War Office. Enclosed is statement of canvas for sails required for frigate for Dey of Algiers from Josiah Fox, naval constructor.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
[not available] Dimensions of Masts and Spars for the U. S. Ship "Congress" Unknown Author [not available] Dimensions of the masts and spars for the United States ship "Congress" of 36 guns. The main mast is proportioned by moulded breadth and the main yard by extreme breadth.
[not available] Principal Blocks for the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] List of the principal blocks for the U. S. Constitution with 44 guns.
April 28, 1798 Regarding the vessel Ganges and her fitness as a war ship [not available] [not available] Gentlemen are asked to find out about the vessel Ganges and her fitness as a war ship. Inquire into state of sails, rigging, value of the vessel and number of guns capable of carrying.
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.
1788 Estimate for supplies for public schooner building on Ohio River Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of the amount of the articles wanted to complete the public schooner building on the Ohio river under the direction of the Governor of the Western Territory
February 10, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury on the bolt ropes for the sails required for frigate building for Dey of Algiers [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Estimate for the bolt rope for the sails for frigate building Dey of Algiers. Recommend contract be entered under, either at Portsmouth New Hampshire or Philadelphia
January 10, 1797 A Set of Sails for the Frigate "United States" Tench Francis John Harris Francis has agreed that John Powers will make one set of sails for the frigate "United States." The Boston canvas in Harris's care is intended for that purpose. Therefore, the whole of it should be delivered to Powers while taking a receipt for same.
May 30, 1798 Sails for the Ship "United States" James McHenry John Harris "You wll deliver to David Ross of the ship United States the sails of the said ship."
February 14, 1795 Main Order of the Army Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Kirkpatrick's order requesting stores for the Army should be sent.
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of masts, yards and spars for 44 and 36 gun frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox forwards to Tench Coxe the dimensions of the masts, spars and yards of the 36 gun frigates.
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of Masts, Yards, and Spars for 36 Gun Frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Henry Knox provides to Tench Cox a copy of the dimensions of masts and spars for a 44 gun frigate that was previously sent to the Secretary of the Treasury on 26 June 1794.
December 31, 1796 Letter from the War Office with statement of mast and yards for frigate building for the Dey of Algiers [not available] Colonel James Hackett Statement of masts and yards with dimensions and number required for frigate building at Portsmouth New Hampshire for the Dey of Algiers.
May 7, 1784 Report from Deputy Paymaster of the Main Army John Pierce Thomas Mifflin John Pierce sends a cover letter to the President of Congress that has enclosed a report from H. Whitmore, Deputy Paymaster of the Main Army, that indicates a discrepancy of 873 dollars.
January 24, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction (2) Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
February 8, 1797 Discussion of Shipyard, Masts & Yardarms for Frigate, & Algerian Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses blocks at yard; discusses masts and yard arms re Frigate; discusses dimensions of Frigate; advises re receiving iron; mentions Algerian Frigate.
July 25, 1794 Status of British Sailing Vessel Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox writes regarding British ship striped of its sails and the ramifications, along with general commentary on neutrality.
January 22, 1783 Clothing for the Southern Army Benjamin Lincoln Nathaniel Greene Clothing purchased for the Southern Army by General Greene. Greene has advised that he has drawn bills on the Superintendant of Finance for the amount of the purchase. This purchase will allow Lincoln to send the clothing purchased in Virginia to the main Army.
July 10, 1794 Procuring materials for frigates Stephen Higginson Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Treasury Secretary regarding copper and iron for frigates. Agrees with the decision to buy copper from England, but states that sailmakers universally agree that American-made material for sails is of better quality and less liable to mildew. Also comments on foreign affairs -- expresses relief that the tensions between Portugal and Algiers is now gone. Suggests that in a short...
March 4, 1796 Suggestion for Conveyance of Money to West Point Stephen Rochefontaine William Simmons Rochefontaine suggests that Mr. Main would make a safe carrier of any money which might need to be brought from Philadelphia to West Point.
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 29, 1794 Letter to Naval agents in Norfolk, Boston, and New York on the location and dimensions of wing transom Henry Knox [not available] Mould is a little different from the draft, nevertheless, adhere to the former. Discusses the dimensions and location of wing or main transom on the 44 gun frigates;
April 24, 1798 Request for Detailed Inspection of Ships Being Offered to Government for Navy James McHenry Joshua Humphreys Directs that Humphreys travel to Baltimore and examine the vessels being considered to carry 16-22 guns, the armament being six-, nine-, and twelve-pounders. Informs Humphreys of the ships in question, and asks him to report on their quality, the alterations which would be needed to outfit them for naval duty, and the lowest price their owners would sell them for.