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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.
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.
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.
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.
December 1, 1798 Unable to Sail Due to the Late Snow Storm, Etc. William R. Boote John Lee Boote warns that he will be unable to sail as planned due to the recent snow storm.
November 28, 1795 Regret at the Delay in Sailing Timothy Pickering Samuel Hodgdon Captain Sedam has indicated that the second brig will not be ready to sail for several days. Pickering considers Sedam a dull sailor and wonders why, if there is a liklihood of delay, the first brig could not sail on a fine day such as today.
July 5, 1794 Sail cloth manufactured in Boston Benjamin Lincoln Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Secretary of Treasury stating that the sail cloth manufactured in Boston is to be preferred imported sail cloth from Europe. The writer states that Boston manufactured cloth is less liable to mildew, owing to the sizing which in America is made from animal substances and not as is common in Europe from vegetables.
June 30, 1794 Sail cloth for frigates Alexander Hamilton William Seton Secretary Hamilton asks William Seton whether domestic or foreign sail cloth ought to be used for American frigates.
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.
June 30, 1794 Quality of sail cloth Alexander Hamilton Brigadier General Otho H. Williams Secretary Hamilton asks Brigadier General Otho Williams what experience has decided in regard to the quality of the sail cloth which has been used for the cutter under Williams' direction.
December 30, 1794 Reports Completion of Sail Cloths in Boston Tench Coxe Henry Knox Received notice from Samuel Breck that the Boston Manufacturing Company has sail cloth ready for delivery. Requests information about how to act and inspect. Reminds the risk of fire in Boston.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for Mr. Dowers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck, delivered to the public store by mistake, to Mr. Dowers for the use of the schooner building for Algiers.
January 1, 1795 Articles of Agreement between Alexander Hamilton and Samuel Breck Alexander Hamilton [not available] Agreement that the U.S. will purchase sail cloth from S. Breck on behalf of the Canvas or Sail cloth Manufactory at Boston and that the articles will be delivered to appointed person.
July 17, 1797 Sail Cloth for Hammocks on the "Constellation" John Stagg John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Tench Francis fifty pieces of Irish sail cloth No. 1 to be used for hammocks on board the frigate "Constellation" at Baltimore.
May 26, 1798 Delivery of dispatches to Captain Dale James McHenry Willings & Francis Asks that a fast sailing pilot boat be prepared to sail at a moment's notice to carry dispatches to Captain Dale.
August 25, 1797 Delivery of Boat Supplies James McHenry John Harris Orders to deliver oars, sail, mast and sprit for Commandant's boat at Fort Mifflin.
August 17, 1795 Request to transfer sail duck from Boston to Philadelphia ship yard [not available] Henry Jackson Pickering requests that Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston ship yard, transfer sail duck cloth by water to Philadelphia care of Tench Francis.
June 28, 1794 Domestic or Foreign Sail Cloth for Frigates Alexander Hamilton Benjamin Lincoln Hamilton inquires as to whether domestic of foreign sail cloth should be used on the frigates. He would prefer the use of domestic cloth but it must be really good.
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.
January 2, 1798 Sail Duck for the Schooner Building for Algiers James McHenry John Harris Harris is asked to deliver twenty pieces of sail duck , received at the public store by mistake, to John Dowers for the schooner building for Algiers.
December 16, 1793 Calculation of the cost of constructing ships of war Joshua Humphreys [not available] An influential shipbuilder calculates the cost of building and maintaining a frigate for the United States. Estimates 23 pounds per ton.
April 13, 1799 Wind Not Being Fair for the Packets to Sail, Etc. Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens has received the bill of lading of quartermaster's stores and forwarded it to Albany, He hopes Hodgdon has received the draft on the Secretary of State. Benjamin will proceed to Newport but has been delayed by the wind not being fair enough for the packets to sail. Stevens will soon move from his present situation to Beekman Street.
May 28, 1798 Request to Sail to New York James McHenry Captain Barry Inquiry on Barry's ability to mount sufficient guns to sail safely to New York and return to Delaware in two days time. Request for list of required articles.
April 25, 1800 Request for Issue of Twine, Sail Needles, & Tents for 10th Infantry Regiment James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of twine, needles, & tents for the 10th Infantry Regiment.
April 21, 1798 Refers to Cannons, Ship Staff, and Medicine Chest and Instruments James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Presents no objection to purchase of ship cannonades, prepared by Mr. Revere. Outlines proof process and requirements for boatswain, gunners, carpenters, sail makers, and midshipmen as per the President's desire. Promises to send medicine chest and instruments.