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Simmons Writing Wilkins Regarding the Settling of his Accounts After the Fire

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Letterbook, War Dept Accountant, RG217 view image
Document Information
Date November 13, 1800
Author Name William Simmons (primary)
Recipient Name John Wilkins, Jr. (primary) Location: Pittsburg
Summary Wilkins' letter of October 31st was received along with its accompanying accounts. Because they were below stairs and removed before the fire reached them, Simmons' papers were saved, whereas the Secretary of War lost the majority of his. Simmons states that there is now a fixed principle which will govern Simmons in the settling of Wilkins' accounts, and as soon as normalcy returns he will deal with them.
Document Format Author's Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups John Wilkins Jr; William Simmons; quartermaster general; Secretary of War; Samuel Dexter; ;
Related Places Pittsburg; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords fire; papers; ;
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