Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Knox, 25 June 1794

From Henry Knox1

War dept. June 25. 1794


I have the honor to inform you that I shall immediately appoint the following persons as naval agents viz.

Boston—Henry Jackson

New York—John Blagge

Baltimore—Jeremiah Yellot.

The others will be determined on as soon as possible. The Sixth frigate will not be built at Charleston.2 The place is not quite determined on but it will be in the course of a day or two. Mr. John Morgan will be the principal constructor at Norfolk3 and Joshua Humphreys in Philadelphia.4 The others are not yet determined on.

I am &c.

LC, RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives.

1This letter concerns the program for naval armament. See Knox to H, April 21, 1794.

3See Tench Coxe to H, June 4, 1794. On August 8, 1794, Knox wrote to Morgan and appointed him “Constructor or Master builder of the 44 gun Frigate to be built at Norfolk in Virginia on condition that you can be spared from the present business of preparing ship timber” (LC, RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives).

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