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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.
March 25, 1798 Discussion of Officers & Frigates Constellation & Congress Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, asks for names of officers; discusses sails of Frigate Constellation; mentions Congress; mentions British fleet.
February 10, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury on the bolt ropes for the sails required for frigate building for Dey of Algiers [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Estimate for the bolt rope for the sails for frigate building Dey of Algiers. Recommend contract be entered under, either at Portsmouth New Hampshire or Philadelphia
November 21, 1794 Discussion of Drafts & Models of Frigates Captain Thomas Truxtun Josiah Fox Letter, discusses masts re draft of 44 gun Frigate; mentions India cloth; asks for draft to scale.
January 10, 1797 A Set of Sails for the Frigate "United States" Tench Francis John Harris Francis has agreed that John Powers will make one set of sails for the frigate "United States." The Boston canvas in Harris's care is intended for that purpose. Therefore, the whole of it should be delivered to Powers while taking a receipt for same.
January 28, 1797 Estimate on quantity of canvas required for sails for frigate building for the Dey of Algiers [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. From naval constructor Josiah Fox at the War Office. Enclosed is statement of canvas for sails required for frigate for Dey of Algiers from Josiah Fox, naval constructor.
May 30, 1798 Sails for the Ship "United States" James McHenry John Harris "You wll deliver to David Ross of the ship United States the sails of the said ship."
January 24, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction (2) Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
July 25, 1794 Status of British Sailing Vessel Henry Knox Henry Lee Knox writes regarding British ship striped of its sails and the ramifications, along with general commentary on neutrality.
July 10, 1794 Procuring materials for frigates Stephen Higginson Alexander Hamilton Letter to the Treasury Secretary regarding copper and iron for frigates. Agrees with the decision to buy copper from England, but states that sailmakers universally agree that American-made material for sails is of better quality and less liable to mildew. Also comments on foreign affairs -- expresses relief that the tensions between Portugal and Algiers is now gone. Suggests that in a short...
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 2, 1797 Acceptance of Appointment as Frigate Superintendent of Construction; Questions Pertaining to This Duty Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, accepts appointment to superintend Frigate; discusses pay of public servants; describes price of materials for Frigate; asks for information re sails.
April 25, 1798 Order to Examine Ship, Two Friends, and Send Assessment of Condition James McHenry Captain Thomas Thompson Thompson and Humhreys are to examine a ship called Two Friends and report on its age, the number of guns it can carry, the state of the hull, mast, yards, rigging, and sails, and give their opinion on its fitness as a vessel for war. They should also state any alterations, repairs, or articles needed for the vessel to be ready for sea, and the time and expense needed for the alterations, repairs,...
February 6, 1798 Concerning the USS Constitution George Claghorn James McHenry Letter from a shipwright in regards to the USS Constitution, launched on October 21, 1797.
January 11, 1797 Discussion of Frigates James McHenry Josiah Parker Letter, discusses Frigates.
November 9, 1793 Fear For Their Safety, Etc. Joseph Perkin Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Perkins has tried to reach Mr. Carrington relative to information about his people but has not heard a word about them. He is much in fear for their safety as there were seven very windy days and their vessel is so badly provided with sails. But there is this circumstance in their favor, being as they could not come within fifty miles of Richmond.
September 4, 1788 Settlement of Mr. Storer's accounts Caleb Swan Joseph Howell Mr. Storer is pleased with Howell's proposal that Swan settle accounts. Sails for Portland Maine in the packet.
September 16, 1800 Cool Weather Favorable for Escaping the Fever, Etc. Ebenezer Stevens Samuel Hodgdon Stevens offers to send Governor Sargent's trunk to New Orleans by the vessel "Julian" which sails soon. Since the weather is cool, the prospects of escaping the fever this season. It is, however, sickly in the country. Mr. Osgood on Long Island has had 18 members of his family sick and he has lost two of his children.
December 13, 1793 Regarding the cost of shipbuilding materials Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Requests the cost of shipbuilding materials, including equipment and labor.
January 31, 1798 Saving the Expense of Rent John Steele Samuel Hodgdon An account has been adjusted at the Treasury in which $192 is due Hodgdon, the sum paid to William Smith for two years' rent of store No. 2 in which the rigging and sails of the ship "Cassius" are deposited. The sum will be paid at the Treasury but the expense can be saved in the future if these articles are moved to a public store.
December 27, 1799 Letter from the Accountant of the War Department William Simmons Edward Carrington Simmons discusses problems with William Westwood's accounts with Carrington.
October 30, 1790 Estimate of Expenditures for Construction of Frigates of Various Tonnage John Foster Williams Henry Knox Knox solicits an expert to provide one of many estimates for the cost of constructing frigates of various tonnage for Navy. Foster notes that Knox may be a better judge of the cost of the guns and the warlike stores. Recommends that timber be cut in the fall of the year of construction.
June 5, 1799 Reports Accounts for Ship Carpenters; Encloses Dimensions for Masts, Spars Samuel Hodgdon Matthew Ernest Reports the arrival of the ship carpenters with their drafts; the accounts will be corrected. Encloses the dimensions of the spars and masts for brig building
January 12, 1797 Enclosed Statements Regarding Expenses of Frigate Building James McHenry Josiah Parker Letter and statements regarding preparation and launch of frigates for the Navy. Estimates for the cost of completion of ships, supplies, and crew and purchase of land with Live Oak discussed.