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13 May 1801, Department of State . Inquires when full cargo will be ready for the George Washington , which is to begin loading for Algiers by 20 May. Encloses list of items to be obtained from navy stores, expediting shipment. In postscript instructs Whelen “not for the present [to] execute any order for goods intended for Bacri and Co.” RC ( NjP ). 1 p.; in Wagner’s hand, signed by JM....
Be pleased to examine what timber is in Mr. Humphreys possession (except live-oak) which will suit the Algerine order and enquire what further quantity may be had at Philadelphia and on what terms. The utmost dispatch is necessary, in making your report. I am, Sir, very respectfully your most obed. servt. RC ( MB ). In Wagner’s hand, signed and franked by JM; docketed by a clerk as received 21...
21 May 1801, Department of State. Outlines plans to draw on naval stores for parts of George Washington ’s cargo. RC ( PPAmP : Feinstone Collection). 1 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by JM.
9 June 1801, Department of State. Since the naval agent at New York reports freight charges on plank and timber from there to Philadelphia will amount to as much as purchase price, the agent has received orders not to ship. Instructs Whelen to provide those articles from another source. RC ( NN ). 1 p.; in Wagner’s hand, signed by JM; addressed: “The Purveyor of the U. states / Philadelphia.”
Mr. Marbury reports, that he cannot have the beams shipped so as to reach you under three weeks, nor the remainder of the cordage under five weeks. After all, as the beams, when reduced, would not be quite clear of sap, and the freight high, it would not be adviseable perhaps to send them, if it could be seasonably done. They were never designed by this Department for the George Washington....
7 July 1802, Department of State. Acknowledges Whelen’s letter of 2 July . Has directed that a remittance of $5,200 be made to him “to answer the Bill which you give notice of Mr. Stevens’s having upon me for this sum, payable to Mr. Kingston, being the amount of the late award in his favor, in the case of the Peace and Plenty.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59, DL , vol. 14). 1 p.