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To Alexander Hamilton from Henry Knox, 9 July 1794

From Henry Knox

War dept: July 9. 1794.

Sir,

As the building of the Frigates1 is closely connected with the subject of Finance I beg leave to submit to your consideration, the arrangements which I propose upon that subject.

No. 1. is proposed instructions to the Agents.
" 2. —————————— to the Superintendant
" 3. —————————— to the builder or Constructor.
" 4. —————————— to the Clerk of the yard.2

Any remarks you may think proper or alterations will be respectfully attended to.

I am &c

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

2Letter book copies of Knox’s instructions may be found in RG 45, Letters Sent Concerning Naval Matters, National Archives. The instructions are printed in ASP description begins American State Papers, Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (Washington, 1832–1861). description ends , Naval Affairs, I, 6–8.

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