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House of Representatives Resolution Regarding Loss of Papers and Official Books to Fire

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Document Information
Date February 2, 1801
Author Name John H. Oswald (primary) Location: House of Representatives
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Requests information from Dept of War and Treasury regarding destruction of documents and how to settle accounts whose records were lost.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups John H Oswald; Secretary of War; Secretary of Treasury; House of Representatives; Samuel Dexter; ;
Related Places House of Representatives; Department of War; Department of the Treasury; ;
Keywords destruction; official books and papers; fire; unsettled accounts; ;
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Transcription

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Resolution of the House of Representatives
The Secretary of War requests the Accountants report agreeably to the within, as far as relates to loss sustained in his office
Resolved, That the Secretaries of War and of the Treasury, be directed to communicate to this House, such information as may be in their powers in relation to the destruction of Official Books and papers in their respective departments by fire, designating particularly what description of books and papers has been lost thereby, and what the probable effect of such loss will be, in the adjustment of the unsettled accounts of the United States.
Extract from the Journal
(sign'd) John H Oswald, Clerk