Detailed Account of War Department Fire

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Date November 14, 1800
Author Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Summary Mentions destruction of the War Office, fire moving to the War Department Library starting at the "back part of the chimney that belonged to the next house." Accountant was able to save some documents. All the papers, records for this office were destroyed. Mentioned peace likely abroad.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Cited in Craig to Hodgdon, 11/21/1800.
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Related Persons/Groups Isaac Craig; Samuel Hodgdon; Accountant; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; War Department; War Office; library; ;
Keywords chimney; papers; records; ;
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