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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 22, 1796 Offer of position of naval superintendent at Portsmouth New Hampshire Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox offers Captain Thompson the position of superintendent at Portsmouth New Hampshire for $1300. If he accepts the terms, is to write to Secretary of War James McHenry.
May 25, 1797 Request for kentledge to be sent to Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Request for 106 tons of kentledge to be sent to Henry Jackson, naval agent at Boston for USS Constitution.
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 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.
August 8, 1794 Henry Knox orders Captain Silas Talbot to go to New York to superintend frigate construction Henry Knox Captain Silas Talbot Henry Knox dispatches Captain Silas Talbot to New York to assume duties as superintendent of frigate construction in concert with Naval Agent John Blagge. Instructions to follow.
April 4, 1798 Stores Purchased for the Naval Yard at Portsmouth Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Quincy discusses sundry supply matters at the Naval Yard at Portsmouth. He mentions both the frigate under construction and the Algerian frigate.
June 27, 1795 Letter to Messrs. Gurney & Smith on their resignation as naval agents and assignment of Tench Francis as replacement Timothy Pickering Messrs. Smith and Gurney Pickering acknowledges receipt of letter by Messrs. Smith and Gurney informing of intention to resign as naval agents at Philadelphia. Purveyor Tench Francis will assume duty as naval agent in their place. Asks that Smith and Gurney transfer papers to Francis.
September 5, 1796 No Articles Received or Delivered at the Navy Yard Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon "I have not received into the Naval Yard or delivered any article from the 1st to the 31st August 1796 inclusive."
August 1794 Circular Letter from the War Office to Naval Agents, Superintendents, Constructors, Clerks of Ship Yard appointed for building of frigates Henry Knox [not available] Instructions for the "Persons Appointed to Build Frigates." Includes naval agents, superintendents, constructors, clerks of the ship yard. Discusses accounting, management of workforce, reporting instructions, procurement of materials. Added instructions provided to Clerk of Ship Yard at Baltimore;
May 30, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding naval constructor James Hackett third payment [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Requests third payment to James Hackett naval constructor at Portsmouth New Hampshire as soon as possible.
August 1, 1794 Assignment and instructions as Superintendent of frigate to be built at Philadelphia Henry Knox Captain John Barry Instructions, duties and responsibilities as superintendent. Activities must conform to public interest. Treasury of United States will make special contracts for the principal materials. Naval Agents will provide all materials not otherwise provided by Treasury. Workmen and laborers to be furnished by agents in pursuance of constructor requisition. Constructor has direction over workmen. Clerk...
August 4, 1796 Stationery for the Constructor & Superintendent Caleb Gibbs Samuel Hodgdon Enclosed is the return for the Navy Yard at Boston for July 1796. Gibbs wants to know if he is supposed to furnish the Constructor and the Superintendent with stationery.
April 17, 1797 Regarding the completion date of the USS Constellation [not available] David Stodder By accounts received from Captain Thomas Truxton [Truxtun], McHenry expected that naval constructor Stodder would complete the USS Constellation by 1 July 1797. He requests that Stodder exert himself to get the ship completed, while maintaining the expected degree of frugality.
February 28, 1797 Regarding the freight of the trunnails to Portsmouth New Hampshire ship yard [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Captain Thompson is to inform naval constructor James Hackett that the freight of the frigate trunnails must be charged to his debit. Hackett should not object, since the trunnails are expected to arrive safely.
June 6, 1797 Request for estimate of costs to complete frigate at Baltimore [not available] Captain Thomas Truxtun Congress has called for statements of sums necessary to complete the frigates for sea. Request estimate of costs to complete hull, finish equipment, supply military stores regarding USS Constellation at Baltimore.
November 9, 1799 Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Letter to the Superintendent of Military Stores; mentions Navy Agent, Mr. McLean, and Mr. Watson.
April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design Timothy Pickering David Stodder Pickering receiving reports that person sent from Philadelphia to render assistance has been rendered uneasy in his situation. Refers to the application of timbers. Pickering outlines policy regarding deviation of frigate design, namely that proposals for changes must be formally submitted to the War Office for consideration.
June 6, 1797 Instructions to dispose of inferior materials intended for frigate construction [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Naval Constructor Foreman Cheeseman instructed to dispose of inferior materials intended for frigate construction at New York.
February 13, 1797 Request for Statement of Kentledge On Hand & Places Where it is Deposited Josiah Fox Samuel Hodgdon Asks that Hodgdon report to the Secretary of War on the amount of kentledge [metal naval ballast] now available, and the places where it is deposited.
May 31, 1797 Request to procure number of floor fullocks Josiah Fox John Scott Josiah Fox requests that Scott procure number of floor fullocks in anticipation of need to provide information to congress.
April 7, 1795 Regarding deviations from frigate design and settling disputes within the Navy Yard Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Captains of the frigates, acting as superintendents, are to ensure that Naval Constructors build the frigates according to the specifications. Any deviations to design must be reported to the Secretary of War. Pickering goes on to outline the authority of the superintendent in settling any disputes that threaten the good order and discipline of the ship yard.
July 7, 1797 On the naming of the frigate intended for the Dey of Algiers Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Algiers Frigate named the "Crescent." Asks that the name be inserted in her papers and other documents. Congratulates Captain Thompson and naval constructor James Hackett for the safe launching of the vessel into her proper elements. The frigate Crescent of 36 guns launched at Portsmouth New Hampshire US Navy yard on 29 June 1797 at 4pm. Provides draught of water fore and aft.
July 12, 1797 Regarding request for extra boat for frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Captain Samuel Nicholson Request for extra boat is denied on grounds that such an indulgence would have to be granted to all the other Captains of the frigates.
February 11, 1797 Request to forward sheathing copper and sheathing nails to Portmouth New Hampshire [not available] Henry Jackson Request to forward sheathing copper and sheathing nails from the shipyard at Boston to ship yard at Portsmouth New Hampshire, consigned to Captain Thomas Thompson, superintendent. Also requests a statement of all items purchased for frigate at Boston and where items deposited.