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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.
1797 Dimensions of the Rigging for the Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] A memorandum that describes the standing rigging for the U. S. Frigate "Constitution."
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
October 10, 1795 Different Measurements for Frigates Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Hoped Truxtun would meet with Mr. Humphreys to discuss mast and yard dimensions, but meeting failed. Enclosed statement for different calculations, all exceed dimensions specified by Truxtun. Enclosed statement copied.
[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.
January 25, 1796 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Constructors and Superintendents on mast and spar of frigates [not available] [not available] Pickering announces that the naval constructor and captain [superintendent] will have liberty to mast and spar their own ship according to the best of their judgments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 21, 1799 I Have Been Willing to Die, Etc. John Murray Samuel Hodgdon John Murray laments that he has stood by the dying beds of many who were called away. The truth is both B. and Murray are cowards. He was afraid to stay and Murray was afraid to run away. He thought it was his duty to go and Murray thought it was his duty to stay so both are a good sort of folks. Murray admits that for a number of years he has been willing to die because he longs to leave the...
February 1, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction Progress, Various Materials, & Dimensions of Sternpost Colonel James Hackett Josiah Fox Letter, encloses dimensions of sternpost; informs re received trunails; discusses materials for Frigate; discusses shipbuilding material; describes construction progress.
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 18, 1794 Dimensions of Masts, Yards and Spars Henry Knox Tench Coxe Table showing the dimensions of the masts, spars, and spars of a thirty-six gun frigate.
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.