Scope and arrangement
U.S. Navy commodore Thomas Tingey (1750-1829) was a superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard, having planned its construction. In the early years of the 19th century he was employed as agent for the trustees of the Aggregate Fund in Philadelphia, holding the Washington D.C. land investments of Robert Morris (1734-1806), John Nicholson (1757-1800) and James Greenleaf (1765-1843). Collection consists of letters sent mainly to John Miller, Jr. for the trustees of the Aggregate Fund in his capacity as agent, advising of real estate transactions, opportunities and concerns. Personal items include letters to U.S. Navy commodore Richard Dale (1801-1802, 1822), touching briefly on plans for the Yard and naval matters, and to John H. Sherburne, 1822, advising him of a chance to apprehend a slave. A small number of accounts and receipts relate to the Fund and to business on ships under Tingey's command.