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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 3, 1797 Compensation of Josiah Fox, Constructor of the frigate building at Norfolk in Virginia William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $190.40 is due Josiah Fox, Navy Constructor of the frigate building at Norfolk in Virginia, being his compensation for January through March 1797.
May 14, 1795 Recommendation of Josiah Fox as Assistant Naval Constructor Timothy Pickering William Pennock Letter, recommends Fox as assistant constructor; mentions Navy Department.
August 8, 1794 Discussion of Appointment of Naval Constructor at Gosport Navy Yard Henry Knox William Pennock Letter, discusses appointment of Naval constructor at Norfolk.
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."
July 22, 1796 Pay for naval constructor Peter Hagner Jonathan Jackson Directs payment of the salary of George Claghorn, constructor of the Navy frigate building at Boston.
May 30, 1797 Account of timber, plank, trunnails delivered James Hackett and public yards at New York and Portsmouth New Hampshire Josiah Fox [not available] Josiah Fox, Navy Constructor at War Department, provides accounts for building materials delivered to naval constructor James Hackett, and used at the Navy Yards in New York and Portsmouth New Hampshire for building 38 gun frigate, which is to be deducted out the payments made to him.
January 1, 1796 Joshua Humphreys on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Humphreys' opinions on the work of naval constructor George Claghorn at Boston.
June 22, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Unknown Recipient The appointment from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Joseph Humphreys as naval constructor. Specifically, Humphreys was charged with the construction of the 44 gun frigate at Philadelphia. At this date, the U.S. had no navy yards; vessels were built in private yards.
August 5, 1796 Regarding Frigate Construction & Navy Yard Clerk Duties Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, mentions construction of Frigates; discusses Navy yard clerk's duties.
May 14, 1795 Letter from the War Office recommending Josiah Fox [not available] William Pennock Josiah Fox is the bearer of this recommendation. William Pennock speaks highly of Fox's performance in the Navy Department at Philadelphia where he assisted Joshua Humphreys, naval constructor, in making draughts and moulds for frigates. Humphreys speaks well of Fox and there are few men equally qualified. Mr John Morgan was destined for the position at Norfolk as naval constructor, but he is in...
June 6, 1796 Submits Returns for May 1796 with James Hackett's Contractor Receipts Edmund H. Quincy Samuel Hodgdon Clerk Edmund Quincy submits returns for May 1796, to include James Hackett, Constructor, receipts for articles delivered.
June 1, 1796 Request for statement of live oak frigate timbers at New York navy yard [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Naval Constructor Cheeseman is to provide a statement of live oak frigate timbers moulded and dressed in the navy yard at New York. Distinguish by name and mark with "x" those bolted on the frames.
May 25, 1798 Services as naval constructor no longer required [not available] George Claghorn George Claghorne services as naval constructor Boston no longer required. Salary ends as of 1 April 1798.
August 30, 1794 Regarding Interim Naval Constructor William Pennock Henry Knox Letter, discusses interim Naval constructor.
May 14, 1795 Recommendation for Assistant Constructor Timothy Pickering William Pennock Recommendation for Josiah Fox, mentioned his work with Mr. Humphreys building frigates for the Navy Department. Fox will replace Mr. Morgan as Assistant Constructor in the construction of the frigate to be built in Norfolk.
July 11, 1796 Salary of James Hackett Peter Hagner Joshua Wentworth Directs Wentworth to pay the salary of James Hackett, constructor of Navy frigate building at Portsmouth
August 16, 1797 Regarding use of the navy yard at Portsmouth for which the Algerine frigate was built [not available] Colonel James Hackett Presumably from Josiah Fox, expresses no objection to using the navy yard at Portsmouth New Hampshire for which the Algerine frigate was built, so long as no timber or materials are injured.
June 28, 1794 Appointment of Joshua Humphreys as Naval Constructor or Master Builder Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Letter signed by Henry Knox addressed to Joshua Humphreys. Humphreys is appointed naval constructor or master builder of a forty four gun ship [the USS United States] to be built at the port of Philadelphia. Rate of compensation $2000 per year, commencing 1 May 1794 for incessant application of public interest in adjusting the principles of the ships, drawing drafts and making models.
May 12, 1795 Appointment of Josiah Fox as temporary assistant naval constructor of frigate at Norfolk Timothy Pickering Josiah Fox While Mr Morgan had been considered as constructor at Norfolk, he remains in Georgia overseeing the cutting of live oak. Therefore, Pickering appoints Fox as temporary assistant naval constructor at Norfolk to Josiah Fox. Fox is told to repair to Norfolk with all convenient speed. Report on progress; particularly state of naval yard.
March 20, 1798 In response to House resolution, request for quantity and descriptions of materials remaining at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia after fitting frigate United States. [not available] Joshua Humphreys House of Representatives passed resolution requesting information on materials and apparatus left after fitting frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation. Requests quantity and descriptions of materials remaining at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia after fitting frigate United States.
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.
November 29, 1796 [Estimate by Naval Constructor of cost of building and equipping frigate of 36 guns, and navigating same to Algiers] Joshua Humphreys [not available] Cost of building and equipping a frigate of 36 guns, lists supplies and men to be employed during construction.
July 2, 1794 Constructor of the frigate Constitution Henry Knox Henry Jackson Secretary Knox informs Navy agent Henry Jackson that he is desirous that John Hacket, constructor of the frigate Alliance, should be engaged as the constructor of the 44-gun frigate Constitution to be built at Boston. States that Hacket's salary may not exceed $2,000 per annum, and possibly be less than $1,400.
July 27, 1796 Request for Navy Yard Information & Discussion of Budget Forman Cheesman Josiah Fox Letter, asks for information regarding Navy yard; discusses budget.
January 8, 1798 Certification of payments; salary of George Claghorn Constructor USS Constitution William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $500 is due George Claghorn, Constructor of the frigate "Constitution," being his salary for October through December 1797, to be transmitted to Jonathan Jackson, Supervisor Boston Massachusetts.