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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 25, 1798 Autograph Letter Signed [not available] [not available] Letter, advises re state of timber supply in yard; discusses live oak timber for Frigates; discusses white oak timber; asks for information re timber supply.
September 21, 1796 Order for Selection of Timber & Planks for Frigate James McHenry Josiah Fox Orders, directs selecting timber & plank for proposed Frigate.
July 15, 1796 List of Timber Needed to Complete Construction of Frigate at Baltimore David Stodder Josiah Fox List of live oak timber need for the frigate under construction at Baltimore.
July 20, 1796 Regarding Ship Timber for Frigates, Especially New York Frigate Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, advises ship timber be kept at hand; discusses timber for New York frigate.
May 20, 1797 Request for Frigate Timber Invoice Josiah Fox Nathan Jones Letter, asks for invoice of timber for Frigates.
July 26, 1796 Regarding Frigate Timbers Nathan Jones Josiah Fox Letter, discusses timber for Frigates.
October 30, 1796 Regarding Construction Materials for Frigate Josiah Fox James McHenry Letter, discusses timber & other materials for Frigate.
February 13, 1797 Discussion of Frigate Timber & Construction Josiah Fox Joshua Humphreys Letter, discusses construction of Frigate; discusses timber for Frigate.
December 27, 1796 Regarding Timber Supply for Frigates Isaac Garretson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses timber supply re Frigates.
[not available] Statement of the Length of the 44 Gun Frigate Josiah Fox Unknown Recipient A statement of the measurements of the 44 gun frigate, including foremast perpend to foremast square timber and foremast perpend to square timber 43rd bung. This may be meant to correct the drafts at the War Department which are apparently wrong.
May 27, 1795 Accountability in the Use of Timber Samuel Shore Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon has specified that all timber received at the Navy Yard must be accounted for by specific measurement. William Herbert, who is foreman of the yard and temporary constructor of the frigate, asserts that his only responsiblity is to eliminate bad timber but Shore disagrees, arguing that Herbert must also be accountable for the amount of timber used. Perhaps a steward in the yard could...
June 7, 1797 Request for Inventory of Public Timber Stores for Shipbuilding Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for inventory of public timber; mentions Congress; discusses live oak timber.
May 12, 1794 Requests Information about Timber Costs Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests estimate of prices for timber to build a frigate. Needs to know if the molds have been finished.
August 31, 1797 Invoice of Timber for Algiers. Mr. Govett [not available] An invoice of timber sent to Algiers.
September 12, 1796 Discussion of Timber Supply for Frigate Construction Captain Samuel Nicholson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses timber supply at yard; discusses live oak for Frigates.
June 26, 1795 Timber for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Copperthwaite believed it would be over one year before enough timber is cut for the six frigates. Advised retaining workmen instead of discharging them after all work on one frigate is complete, believed it would aid in productivity. Also believed dividing business of cutting timber b/w different companies would abate jealousy.
July 22, 1796 Referral to Frigate Building Operations At Boston & Portsmouth; Detailed Discussion of Ship Timber James McHenry Josiah Fox Letter, directs Fox to Boston & Portsmouth; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses storing and selling timber; discusses live oak timber.
July 25, 1796 Regarding the Movement of Frigate Timber to Corlear's Hook in New York Harbor [not available] Josiah Fox Discusses the relocation of frigate timber to Corlear's Hook in New York harbor. Requests that Fox coordinate the relocation of timber with naval constructor Forman Cheeseman. When finished, proceed to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire.
June 7, 1797 Discussion of Live Oak Timbers Tench Francis Josiah Fox Letter, discusses live oak timber.
June 5, 1795 Discussion of Timber & Transoms for Frigates Joshua Humphreys Colonel James Hackett Letter, discusses timber for frigates; discusses transom dimensions; advises constructors about bad timber.
May 30, 1797 Timber Delivered to James Haskell Josiah Fox Mr. Jones Enclosed is an account of all the timber delivered to James Haskell by orders from the Department of War;
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.
March 25, 1796 Discussion of Timber Supply for Frigate Construction Josiah Fox David Stodder Letter, discusses timber for Frigates.
September 27, 1796 Order to Haul Timber Stephen Rochefontaine George Fleming "Please to have a [season] Employed in drawing Timber for Lieut. Freeman's kitchen you will oblige."
June 8, 1795 Weekly return of men employed at the New York naval yard; warning of cessation of work if new timber does not arrive Captain Silas Talbot Timothy Pickering Weekly return of the men employed at the naval yard; Talbot warns that the timber procured from the south is almost used up, and work will cease if no new timber arrives.