George Washington Papers

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox, 16 December 1794

Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr., to Henry Knox

Decemb. 16. 1794.

By the Presidents order Bw Dandridge respectfully transmits to the Secy of War the copy of a resolution of the House of Representative, of this date; with a request that the Secretary will prepare a Report agreeably thereto.1


1On this date the U.S. House “Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause a report to be laid before this House; of the measures that have been adopted, pursuant to the Act of the 27th of March last, for building ships; of the progress hitherto made, the compensations allowed to persons employed in the different branches of the business, together with an estimate of the expense for completing the same” (LB, DLC:GW; see also Journal of the House description begins The Journal of the House of Representatives: George Washington Administration 1789–1797. Edited by Martin P. Claussen. 9 vols. Wilmington, Del., 1977. description ends , 7:97–98).

Knox’s report to the House on that subject was dated 27 Dec. and submitted on 29 Dec. (ASP description begins Walter Lowrie et al., eds. American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States. 38 vols. Washington, D.C., Gales and Seaton, 1832–61. description ends , Naval Affairs, 1:6–17).

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