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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 12, 1794 Estimate of Timber Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Regards estimate of timber for 49 gun ships.
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.
October 5, 1796 Discussion of Pine Planks for Frigate, & Contract for the Same Gelman Gale Josiah Fox Letter, discusses contract to supply pine plank; discusses plank for Frigates.
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.
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.
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.
1798 Ship Timber and Planking to be Procurred Unknown Author [not available] A list of timber and planking to be procured from six sources.
April 3, 1798 Request for Sale of White Pine & Yellow Oak Planks in Philadelphia Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Humphreys that he has a sizable quantity of white pine and yellow oak planks, and asks if Humphreys could inform him of the possibilities of selling the lumber in Philadelphia.
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...
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.
[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.
August 19, 1796 Discussion of Spars & Availability of Timber for Frigate Construction George Frost Josiah Fox Letter, asks for size of spars at top end; discusses availability of timber for Frigate.
August 2, 1796 Discussion & Statement of Timber Wanted for Various Frigate Components Josiah Fox Mr. Vaughan Letter, asks for terms regarding timber for Frigate. Letter includes a statement of masts, spars, planks and scantling wanted for use of the United States.
November 2, 1796 Receipt for Shipbuilding Materials for Frigate Colonel James Hackett [not available] Fiscal, receipt for shipbuilding materials; describes materials for Frigate at Portsmouth Navy yard.
July 14, 1796 Regarding the Procurement of Ship Timbers for Frigates James McHenry Josiah Fox Directs Fox to find sources for masts, spars, and planks of specific dimensions.
August 4, 1795 Return for Logs Daniel Tingley Timothy Pickering Tingley writes Pickering to inform him that the oak and pine logs issued to the constructor have been sawed into planks and are ready for seasoning. Tingley also notes that he was not aware that the hogsheads of rum were under his jurisdiction, and will rectify this mistake along with any other omissions that may have resulted unintentionally.
December 29, 1798 List of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. Ebenezer Stevens [not available] Document lists articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens, Agent of War Department between the date of his appointment and 30 November 1798.
September 21, 1796 Request to select, sort, and deliver some timbers and planks to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Jacob Sheafe Request to Jacob Sheaffe to send some pieces of live oak and plank, whether oak or pine, to Boston and to send some live oak or pine as selected by Josiah Fox, for the frigate to be constructed at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Discusses the means of selection, sorting and valuation of timbers.
January 13, 1796 Report on the State of Naval Equipment and Frigate Construction to House Committee Tench Francis Josiah Parker Estimate is signed by Humphreys, Francis, Truxton and Fox. Exclusive of men and provisions, estimate $453,272 to complete six frigates. Estimate $120 per ton. Quantities listed as most essential and already delivered and what is deficient, by locations of the six ship yards: Philadelphia; New York; Boston; Norfolk; Baltimore; Portsmouth New Hampshire;
August 7, 1794 Encloses Notes on Timber for Frigate Planks Tench Coxe Henry Knox Encloses more detailed notes on size and quantity of white oak and pine timbers for planks for the frigates as requested by Mr. Humphreys. If these notes are approved, he will send copies out to agents.
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.
July 1, 1795 Regarding Suggestions for Frigate Planking Booker Josiah Fox Letter, describes suggestions re Frigate planking.
October 17, 1794 Regarding the beams of the frigates and the merits of oak and pine Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox brings up the issue of whether oak or pine should be used for the frigates. Asks if Coxe is in possession of any opinions on the subject. Asks to transmit papers, Captain Truxton's included.
May 8, 1796 Return and Sale or Preservation of Materials at New York Navy Yard Captain Silas Talbot James McHenry Providing the return of the articles received into the naval yard; providing recommendations to prevent the sale or rot of unused materials. Talbot is in favor of retaining as much of the material as possible, believing that the price they might fetch if sold would not equal their worth or the initial expense.