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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 24, 1797 Regarding Frigate Construction (2) Josiah Fox Captain Thomas Thompson Letter, discusses construction of Frigate.
February 8, 1797 Discussion of Shipyard, Masts & Yardarms for Frigate, & Algerian Frigate Captain Thomas Thompson Josiah Fox Letter, discusses blocks at yard; discusses masts and yard arms re Frigate; discusses dimensions of Frigate; advises re receiving iron; mentions Algerian Frigate.
July 1794 Dimensions of masts, yards and spars Henry Knox Tench Coxe Secretary Knox encloses to the Commissioner of the Revenue a table of the dimensions of the masts, yards, and spars, for the 36-gun frigates.
July 18, 1794 Dimensions of Masts, Yards and Spars Henry Knox Tench Coxe Table showing the dimensions of the masts, spars, and spars of a thirty-six gun frigate.
October 1795 Statement of lengths of masts and yards of 44 gun frigates [not available] [not available] A true Statement of the total lengths of the masts and yards for the frigates of 44 guns calculated from the proportions laid down by the following gentlemen: Capt. Truxton, Mr. Humphreys, Capt. Barry.
[not available] Dimensions of Masts and Spars for the U. S. Ship "Congress" Unknown Author [not available] Dimensions of the masts and spars for the United States ship "Congress" of 36 guns. The main mast is proportioned by moulded breadth and the main yard by extreme breadth.
October 10, 1795 On the different calculations as to total measurement of masts and yards Timothy Pickering Captain Thomas Truxtun Pickering had hoped that since Captains Truxton, Barry and Talbot were in town, they would meet with Joshua Humphreys to consult on the dimensions of masts for the frigates. Pickering includes a chart from Joshua Humphreys with different calculations.
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.
March 4, 1796 Estimate of Quartermaster's Stores Wanted for Army for 1796 [not available] [not available] Estimated number of items wanted for the Quarter Master's stores for the army for 1796 to be purchased in Philadelphia.
1798 Stores Necessary for Equipping the Frigate for Algiers Unknown Author [not available] Statement of stores necessary for the equipment of the Frigate for Algiers.
April 11, 1793 Estimate of Money wanted for Quartermaster's Department for 1793 Quartermaster General's Department [not available] From Quartermaster General's Dept. and Commissary of Military Stores Dept. Account Book. Estimate of money wanted in the Quarter Masters Department to purchase the listed supplies for the year 1793. Indicates estimated amounts of each item required for the year.
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.
May 11, 1798 Estimate of Quartermaster Supplies for Army of 20,000 Men Samuel Hodgdon [not available] A thorough estimate of the supplies needed for an army of 20,000 men, not counting contingent expenses such as repairs, transportation, etc.