Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Navy Department, 8 January 1808

[on or before 8 Jan. 1808]

Gun boats under the last Law.

Building Materials provided before the passage of the Law. { New York 20 +
Philaa. 20 ø
Balte. 10 livre tournois
Norfolk 10 livre tournois
Wilmington N.C. 3 #
Charleston 10 # 73
Contracted for at Portland 10 ø
at New York 3 + 13
Proposed build. at Salem Beverley &c. 12 ø
at Portsmouth N.H. 4 ø
at Newbury Port 3 ø
in Connecticut with Van deurcer & others 8 ø
in Rhode Island with Cross & others 8 ø
at Havre de Grace Md 1 ø
St. Michael’s E. S. Md 4 ø
in Virga. with Patterson & Tabb 4 livre tournois
in North Carolina—at Edenton & Ocracock 5 #
In Georgia 5 #
At the Navy Yard here 10 ø 64
150

to be built in Philadelphia 20.
Charleston 10
Wilmington N.C. 3

feet in.
+ length between perpendiculars 47. 4
breadth of beam 18.
depth of hold 5. 6.
ø length between perpendiculars 50.
breadth of beam 17.
depth of hold 4. 6
livre tournois length between perpendiculars 55.
breadth of beam 16
depth of hold 5. 1
# length of keel between perped. 60.
breadth of beam 16. 6
depth of hold 6. 6

23 + will draw 4 feet 2 to 4 inches—
80 ø will draw —4— 6—to 9—
24 livre tournois will draw not exceeding 4—2
23 # will draw 5 feet 6 in.—
150—

each of these boats can carry one long 24 or 32 pd iron cannon.

DLC.

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