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October 16, 1794 Questions Use of Pitch Pine and White Oak for Naval Service Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to papers about pitch pine and white oak for beams in the naval service.
September 5, 1795 Joshua Humphreys' means of furnishing pitch pine plank for frigates [not available] Tench Francis Letter from Joshua Humphreys expressing his means of furnishing pitch pine plank for frigates submitted for consideration.
May 5, 1797 Regarding upper deck beams of pitch pine and procurement of materials from Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Henry Jackson Tench Francis reports that upper deck beams of pitch pine have not yet arrived at Boston. Constructor is authorized to use oak beams in lieu. There are several pieces of live oak timber and plank at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Naval Agent there has been contacted to deliver these to Boston. Report any material deficiencies.
November 20, 1794 Questions about Wood used in Ship Building Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests note about pitch pine beams for the lower deck of a ship built in Philadelphia. Notes dimensions furnished by the War Department with reference only to oak beams for ships built in places other than Philadelphia.
May 6, 1797 Discussion of Frigate Construction Materials: Copper Sheathing & Live Oak Timber Josiah Fox [not available] Letter, discusses coppering Frigate; mentions live oak for Frigate.
[not available] Length and Size of Beams for Each Frigate of 44 guns. Joshua Humphreys [not available] Document, describes length & size of beams for frigates.
March 16, 1798 New Cannon are of Poor Quality, Etc. Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig informs Samuel Hodgdon that the new cannon are of poor quality and that trucks and gin blocks are still needed to mount these guns. And due to the Secretary at War's delay in settling his claim for personal compensation, Craig tells Hodgdon that he will begin to seek other employment opportunities.
September 26, 1796 Pitch Your Tent with Me While You Remain in Our City William Jackson Benjamin Lincoln Jackson invites General Lincoln to stay with him when he visits Philadelphia during the winter. Jackson has enjoyed Lincolnís hospitality and friendship over many years and wishes to be able to extend the same courtesy at this opportunity.
May 12, 1794 Estimate of Timber Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Regards estimate of timber for 49 gun ships.
December 27, 1794 Report respecting frigate construction Henry Knox Congress of the United States Report on the progress of constructing the Frigates authorized by Congress by the Act to Provide a Naval Armament.
August 1, 1796 Regarding Construction Costs for 36-Gun Frigate Colonel James Hackett James McHenry Letter, discusses construction cost of 36 gun Frigate.
July 16, 1791 Instructions Samuel Hodgdon Isaac Craig Itemized list of how Hodgdon wants goods and troops distributed on the boats and directions for outfitting the boats.
October 23, 1794 List of size of beams for frigates of 44 guns Joshua Humphreys [not available] List is endorsed by the Secretary at War, Henry Knox. List contains sizes of beams, location on frigate and type of wood to be used for construction for each 44 gun frigate.
[not available] Length and Size and Beams for Each Frigate of 36 guns. Joshua Humphreys [not available] Document, describes proportions of beams re Frigates.
October 2, 1794 Fortifications in North Carolina Joshua Potts Henry Knox Letter from Joshua Potts, agent for procuring materials, on the fortifications off the coast of North Carolina, and various details regarding labor and contracts.
December 29, 1794 Report on the Construction of Frigates Henry Knox House of Representatives Report by the Secretary of War to the House of Representatives, regarding the frigates authorized by the "Act to provide a naval armament." Knox insists that the vessels be "equal, if not superior, to any frigates belonging tto any of the European powers." The largest ships will be of 44-guns; the others will be 36-gun ships. The frigates will be built of live oak and red cedar. Goes into other...
May 8, 1794 Estimate of amount of timber for a frigate from Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Responding to Knox's request of 10 April, Humphreys provides an estimate of the quantity of timber and plank for a frigate 147 feet keel, 43 feet beam, 14 feet hold. He estimates it will take 55 men two months to cut the live oak and cedar required for construction of frigate. He provides detailed measurements in his calculations.
October 17, 1794 Henry Knox decision on the issue of pine or oak for the frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox reports that he has read the reports on the merits of oak and pine for the frigates. While he respects the opinion of Joshua Humphreys, he believes that the experience in the use of pine beams is not so mature and conclusive as to warrant their use in frigate construction. Decides to adhere to use of oak beams. Cites the sanction of experience and the best maritime nations. Spar may be of...
April 5, 1797 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Extract Letter, discusses supplies needed and precautions in shipping them.
April 5, 1797 Extract of Letter [not available] [not available] Extract Letter, discusses supplies needed and precautions in shipping them.
April 5, 1797 Powder, Ball, and Lead to Meet Events, Etc. James Bruff James McHenry In order to do the repairs and alterations to the works and barracks a horse will be needed in addition to a number of building materials. Five tons of powder with ball and lead may be necessary to meet events as well as other ordnance and materials needed to work on sundry vessels.
May 23, 1797 Military & Quartermaster's Stores for the Post at Niagara James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon This is a list of eighteen military and quartermaster's stores, including the amounts required of each, that must be furnished to the post at Niagara.
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.
December 20, 1794 Naval armament Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue discusses in detail the preparation for provisions, materials, supplies, and labor in the naval armament, and the construction of frigates.
December 22, 1794 Letter from the Revenue Office concerning naval armament Tench Coxe Henry Knox This letter notifies the Secretary at War that public advertisements have been issued for the procurement of naval armaments. The letter also outlines the contractual relationships for the construction of frigates in six port cities.