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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
April 7, 1798 Regarding appointment of Isaac Garretson as purser of frigate Constellation [not available] [not available] Request to hire new clerk of the navy yard in Baltimore following assignment of previous ship yard clerk Isaac Garretson as purser of frigate Constellation. Pay for clerk at ship yard $400 per year.
June 6, 1798 Rations, pay, stores, Marines, accomodations on board War Department James Deblois Discusses contract prices for crew rations. Pursers will act as paymasters. Military and other stores will be placed in keeping of certain officers. Officer of Marines will be in charge of accoutrements and clothing. The Captain will designate officer cabins. Stationary will be furnished by purser.
September 21, 1798 Letter from the Accountant's Office William Simmons [not available] Simmons encloses a letter from Lieutenant James Tripplett; in it is a statement of disbursements said to have been paid by him out of monies received from the War Department on account of the Navy. However, a letter from the purser of the USS Constellation states that Tripplett has also received money from him in order to settle with the Department of the Navy. Simmons suggests the prudence of...
May 18, 1798 Certification of payments; account of Isaac Garretson, clerk at Baltimore navy yard William Simmons James McHenry Certification that $318.66 is due Isaac Garretson, Clerk of the Navy Yard at Baltimore, being his compensation from December 1, 1797 to May 4, 1798, the date of the expiration of his services and of his appointment as Purser to the frigate "Constellation."
June 7, 1797 Estimate of expenses required to complete frigate United States Josiah Fox Tench Francis Josiah Fox, navy constructor, asks Francis, navy purser for estimate of expenses for completing frigate United States. Include costs of employing tradesmen. Intent is to estimate costs so that no calls made to congress hereafter for that purpose. Leave out military stores; Samuel Hodgdon has provided.
October 7, 1798 Letter to the Accountant of the Navy Charles Wadsworth Navy Accountant Wadsworth encloses several receipts for seamen's pay and recruiting that should be added to his credit in his account at the War Department. He also has forwarded several vouchers the amounts for which should also be added to his credit.
May 11, 1798 Appointment to Captain for Ship Ganges; Instructions to Staff Ship James McHenry Captain Richard Dale Announces purchase and preparation of the ship Ganges. Presidential appointment as navy captain, to take command of the ship. Requested to get the ship to see within a week with the necessary improvements and officers and staff. Requests that each seaman be examined by the surgeon. Outlines specific responsibilities and records.
June 15, 1798 Appointment as Captain; Immediate Instructions to Set Sail James McHenry Captain Stephen Decatur Reports purchase of ship Delaware (now Hamburgh Packet). Issues presidential appointment as captain of the ship and requests immediate activity, to be equipped for three months. Requests appointment of staff and lists salary. Requests physical examination to ensure sound health. Seeks information about rendezvous and outlines responsibilities. Outlines process to obtain military stores.
June 8, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons James Deblois Simmons informs Deblois to expect payment from Jonathan Jackson.
May 23, 1798 Receipt and draft Jonathan Jackson William Simmons Cover for a receipt of James S. Deblois, purser of the Navy frigate U.S.S. Constitution. Informs Simmons of the payment of a draft. Cited in Simmons to Jackson, 05/29/1798.
August 24, 1797 Uniform Design for the Navy of the United States of America James McHenry [not available] Lists in full detail the parameters for uniforms.
June 8, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons authorizes Jackson to make payment to James Deblois.
May 18, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Isaac Garretson Simmons informs Garretson to expect payment from John Kilty.
May 15, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons authorizes Jackson to make payment to Samuel Deblois aboard the USS Constitution.
August 18, 1799 Shipment of Brass Field Pieces John Gorman Samuel Hodgdon Confirmation that two brass field pieces six pounders will be transported on the ship "South Carolina" now lying in Charleston harbor. They are to be delivered to Samuel Hodgdon at Philadelphia who will pay the customary freignt.
May 15, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Samuel J. Deblois Simmons informs Deblois to expect payment from Jonathan Jackson.
August 18, 1798 Recruiting Service and Request for Regulations James Deblois Benjamin Stoddert Deblois hopes that receipts from the recruiting officers of the ship Constitution have been received and will soon be paid. Deblois is the purser on the ship. He also requests additional copies of the Rules and Regulations of the Navy, as the only copy on board belongs to the Captain who refuses to let them out of his sight.
May 5, 1798 Orders to Ready Ship Constitution Immediately James McHenry Captain Samuel Nicholson Orders to read ship to sail, enlist officers. Terms and Rates of employment specified per recently passed Act of Congress. Is to lose no time in completing, equipping and manning frigate for sea.
May 29, 1798 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons directs Jackson to retain the order from Samuel Meredith. Simmons also informs Jackson that the receipt from James Deblois was received.
August 24, 1797 Uniformity of Dress on Ships of War James McHenry Captain John Barry Regulations establishing uniformity of dress by the officers, Marines, and others on board the ships of war in service of the United States.
October 2, 1798 Enclosed Letter from the Purser of the USS United States William Simmons [not available] In the enclosed letter, Wadsworth transmits the subsistence accounts and contingent account of the USS United States. He also wishes for his respects to be paid to recently deceased colleagues.
June 8, 1796 Estimate of guns and military stores for a small frigate Navy Dept. [not available] Provides an estimate of the price of ordnance and military stores; lists pay of naval officers and crew; discusses equipping Frigate.
April 27, 1798 Appointment of Captain Thomas Cole as clerk shipyard at Baltimore Samuel & Joseph Sterrett [not available] Captain Thomas Cole appointed as clerk of ship yard at Baltimore to replace Isaac Garretson.
March 16, 1798 Orders to prepare the frigate USS Constellation James McHenry Captain Thomas Truxtun Orders by President Washington to load the USS Constellation with supplies, warrants for officers issued. Regulations to govern ship included.
March 16, 1798 Orders for ship Constellation War Office Captain Thomas Truxtun Orders for Captain Truxton to repair with all speed in carrying the ship Constellation out to sea from Baltimore. Ordered to take on board ammunition, provisions, stores, cannon, Seamen and Marines.