<br /> Lee Letter: n340_0144

Washington and Lee University

Ordered,

That Colo. Wolcot transmit to governor Trumbull the resolve of Congress of
Jany. 23d. for building two frigates in Connecticut & that he
impower governor Trumbull & his Council to determine upon the
places where they shall be built, & to appoint proper persons to
execute & superintend the business, provided the season will admit
of the timber being properly cut so as to effect the building of the
frigates next summer.1

By order of Marine Committee,

John Hancock Chairman

Notes:

Transcription, Library of Congress.

1 Oliver Wolcott transmitted Congress January 23 resolve and the Marine
committee’s January 28 order in a letter of January 29 to Governor
Trumbull that has not been found. The Connecticut Council of Safety
took steps to begin construction of the two frigates on February 17
and 18. JCC, 7:58, and Morgan, Naval Documents, 7: 1221 – 22.