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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 9, 1797 Rigging a Frigate [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson The writer responds to Thompson's proposal for rigging a frigate by offering terms of a contract and clearly specifying the work to be done.
July 2, 1796 Discussion of Hemp for Frigate Rigging Josiah Fox Henry Jackson Letter, discusses hemp for rigging for Frigates.
November 22, 1796 Authorization to Remove Rigging James McHenry John Harris Permission for Mr. Frances to remove rigging from frigate and place on another ship.
December 14, 1796 Discussion of Cables, Rigging, Hemp & Sailmakers Relative to Frigate Construction Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses estimate of cables & rigging for Frigate; mentions hemp used for cordage; discusses sailmakers.
May 17, 1796 Request to complete rigging of the frigate [not available] Captain Samuel Nicholson Request that Captain Nicholson get the rigging of the ship completed. Therefore, Nicholson is charged to find a suitable person for the task of preparing the rigging. Ensure there is no waste. Additionally, cargo of live oak has arrived Portsmouth New Hampshire. Hopes it is at Boston at this time. This live oak should be useful in completing the hull of the frigate.
March 1796 Discussion of Equipment & Rigging of "Algerian Frigate" Josiah Fox Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses equipping & rigging the "Algerian Frigate" for sea.
1797 Dimensions of the Rigging for the Frigate "Constitution" Unknown Author [not available] A memorandum that describes the standing rigging for the U. S. Frigate "Constitution."
May 27, 1797 On finishing the business of rigging the frigate at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Captain Thomas Thompson Refers to an issue of omitting certain articles. Notes the exceptions, which are: getting on board the anchors; cables and binding them; making netting; blocking the yards; mastheads; deadeyes. Expects the business of rigging to be finished for an additional sum of $500.
June 30, 1796 Request for direction on procurement of hemp for cordage and rigging of ship at Boston [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Frigate at Boston may be completed during summer. Therefore Pickering requests directions on procurement of hemp for cordage and rigging of frigate. Pickering notes that if there is difficulty with procurement, he has been informed a quantity may be had in Boston.
April 28, 1797 Rigging & Cordage for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris should deliver to the purveyor Tench Francis the rigging and cordage for the frigate "United States" in addition to one ensign, one Jack, and one pendant for the same vessel.
April 28, 1797 Rigging and Cordage for the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver to Mr. Francis, the Purveyor, the rigging and cordage for the frigate "United States." Included also are one jack, one ensign, and one pendant.
March 16, 1795 Acknowledgement and appreciation for book on "The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics." Timothy Pickering Christopher Richmond Pickering expresses thanks to Mr Raymond for sending a 2 volume set on the "The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics." Pickering notes that since the marine of the United States is under the Department of War, it will be applied to the new frigates. Work will first be presented to President of United States General George Washington.
January 1, 1797 Cordage for the Rigging of the Frigate James McHenry John Harris The cordage intended for the rigging of the frigate "United States" should be delivered to the order of the purveyor Tench Francis to be fitted under his direction, subject to the orders of the Secretary of War.
January 1, 1797 Cordage for the Rigging of the Frigate "United States" James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the cordage intended for the rigging of the frigate "United States" to the purveyor, Tench Francis. It will be fitted under his direction, subject to the further order of the Secretary of War.
April 28, 1798 Regarding the vessel Ganges and her fitness as a war ship [not available] [not available] Gentlemen are asked to find out about the vessel Ganges and her fitness as a war ship. Inquire into state of sails, rigging, value of the vessel and number of guns capable of carrying.
April 25, 1798 Request to examine vessel "Two Friends" for fitness as vessel of war [not available] Joshua Humphreys Request to examine vessel "Two Friends" for fitness as vessel of war. Examine mast, rigging; determine number of guns she can carry. State the alterations, repairs and articles required to fill her up.
December 13, 1796 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding cables and rigging for frigate constructed by James Hackett at Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. James McHenry encloses to Secretary of Treasury Wolcott an estimate of the quantity and weight of the cables and rigging for the frigate constructed at Portsmouth by James Hackett. Discusses information from Captain Thompson of Portsmouth which may be of use to the purveyor, and proposals for providing materials. McHenry recommends that the contracts be issued at Portsmouth New Hampshire and...
November 5, 1796 Duties of A Superintendent of Construction For A Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson James McHenry Letter, describes superintendent's duties in the construction of Frigate.
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.
January 19, 1795 Bill for ship work [not available] [not available] A bill for list of supplies and services performed related to ship building or maintenance. Items and services include: carpentry, blacksmithing, rigging, joining, lumber, paint, sail making services, nails. Signed by unknown author (illegible)
May 13, 1796 Estimate of the Rent of Stores in the City of Philadelphia and its Vicinity for the Use of the United States for the Year of 1796.] Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Estimate of cost to rent various magazines, warehouses, a church, and store room.
July 5, 1797 Regarding the casting and proving of cannons for the Algerine Frigate Josiah Fox Mr. Jones Josiah Fox reports that Secretary of War wishes to inform Mr Jones that he must depend on Mr. Hughes' punctual performance in casting of 12, 9, and 6 pounder cannon. The Algerine Frigate is ready for launching; masts, rigging are prepared. Fox estimates she will be ready for launch at end of present month. Would like to be informed by Mr. Hughes when the 9 and 6 pounders will be ready for...
April 24, 1798 Request for Detailed Inspection of Ships Being Offered to Government for Navy James McHenry Joshua Humphreys Directs that Humphreys travel to Baltimore and examine the vessels being considered to carry 16-22 guns, the armament being six-, nine-, and twelve-pounders. Informs Humphreys of the ships in question, and asks him to report on their quality, the alterations which would be needed to outfit them for naval duty, and the lowest price their owners would sell them for.
June 1798 Orders to got to Baltimore and examine and obtain vessels that can be furnished with guns [not available] [not available] Letter directs Joshua Humphreys and Captain Thomas Thompson to proceed to Baltimore. In Baltimore, Humphreys and Thomas are to identify private ships suitable for military use and negotiate the purchase of such vessels. Must be able to carry between 16 and 22 guns with six, nine and twelve pound cannon. Guidance provided on criteria; examine age;, state of hull; timbers; masts; rigging; sails...
January 12, 1797 Letter from the War Office to Josiah Parker, Chairman of the Committee on Naval Equipment on progress of frigate building at Philadelphia, Boston, [not available] Josiah Parker Report on the progress of frigate construction at Philadelphia. McHenry discusses the strategic importance of live oak for ship building; these resources may be of interest to other maritime nations; suggests that purchase of these lands, presumably in Georgia, might be considered. The hull is planked inside. Principal decks are laid.