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1834 May 1
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1834 May 1
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eng
Summary
Letter, 1 May 1834, from William P. S. Sanger (d. ca. 1890) of Portsmouth, Virginia, to Loammi Baldwin (1780-1838) of Charlestown, Massachusetts, concerning leaks in the docks at the Norfolk Navy Yard. He informs Baldwin that the frigate Congress is now in the docks and will be scrapped and that the schooner Enterprise is also in dock for repairs. Sanger writes that many laborers have been laid off from work, and that many believe Baldwin should be named engineer for the Navy Yard. He also comments on the Portsmouth Railroad
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William P. S. Sanger was an engineer who worked at the Norfolk Navy Yard. On 8 July 1836 he was appointed Civil Engineer for the Navy and on 7 September 1842, he was assigned to the Bureau Yards and Docks. Sanger also served as a special engineer for the Virginia Board of Public Works for a time. He married Martha Webb 20 February 1834 in Norfolk County, Virginia. Sanger was still alive when HAMERSLY'S COMPLETE NAVY REGISTER OF THE UNITED STATES, 1776-1887 was published in 1888, and he is listed in the District of Columbia city directory in 1889. Sanger's will was probated in Washington D.C. in 1890.
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3
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000504214
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leaves.

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