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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
November 10, 1800 Records consumed by fire Samuel Dexter Israel Whelen This letter informs Whelen that (on Saturday evening last) of the fire that destroyed the War Department. Dexter asks Whelen to find replacements for items lost in the fire.
July 29, 1797 Regarding Fire Engines for Frigate Constitution Josiah Fox Tench Francis Letter, asks for information regarding fire engines for frigate Constitution.
November 10, 1800 Records Lost Due to Fire; Request List of Invalids Samuel Dexter John Pierce Reports destruction of all paper files by fire. Requests an official list of invalids from the last half of the year.
November 10, 1800 Requests for list of warrants due to destruction of records by fire Samuel Dexter William Price Due to the destruction of the War Department papers by fire, this letter requests a list of all warrants issued for Virginia military bounty lands.
November 12, 1794 Procedures for Fire Engines for Ships Tench Coxe Henry Knox Represents the general requisition for the naval armament with assignment of fire engine for each ship. Includes dimensions and descriptions of fire engines. Requests demonstrations and drawings. Encloses circular letter to agents.
November 21, 1800 Letter from the Secretary of War regarding postponement of advances due to fire Samuel Dexter Ebenezer Stevens Due to the destruction of War Department records, Dexter requests copies of previous instructions be provided by Stevens.
November 13, 1800 Simmons Writing Dayton About the Examination of his Accounts in the Wake of the Fire at the War Department William Simmons Israel Whelen Simmons received Whelen's letter of November 6th with packages of accounts. Simmons will have to spend a considerable amount of time organizing his papers, precluding an immediate reply. Simmons mentions the recent fire in the War Department, noting that a good number of Simmons' papers were saved, whereas those of the Secretary of War were for the most part lost.
November 13, 1800 Simmons Writing Wilkins Regarding the Settling of his Accounts After the Fire William Simmons John Wilkins, Jr. 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...
February 6, 1801 Report of documents lost in War Department fire William Simmons Samuel Dexter Accountant reports on his documents lost in the fire in conformity with Resolution of House of Representatives. Papers destroyed were those only which had been lodged on the 3rd floor.
August 1, 1797 Request for Fire Engines to be Made by Mr. Thayer of Boston James McHenry Henry Jackson Frigate Constitution requires two fire engines, McHenry requested Mr. Thayer of Boston construct the fire engines under the inspection of Captain Nicholson.
June 20, 1799 Request for Issue of a Fire Engine to Springfield James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of a fire engine to the armory at Springfield, Mass.
February 14, 1801 Requesting the Authority Under Which Hodgdon Purchased Land William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Request for authority on which Hodgdon bought land. Records consumed in fire.
December 30, 1800 Destruction of records by fire Samuel Dexter R. Bayard Dexter informs Bayard that the records he seeks were destroyed by fire.
November 21, 1800 Fire that Destroyed the War Department Building Isaac Craig Samuel Hodgdon Major Craig expresses regret to Samuel Hodgdon after receiving news of the fire that destroyed the War Department building and records. Craig anticipates much confusion from the loss.
November 14, 1800 Recent War Department Fire and Simmons' Accounting Records William Simmons David Henley Simmons notes the unfortunate accident which occurred the past Saturday night in the house in which the War Office was held, having taken fire. It consumed many of the papers. Simmons notes that his papers were generally saved, having been removed before the fire communicated to his apartment. But those papers of Secretary of War were generally consumed. Notes that many statements will be...
March 18, 1800 Request for Issue of Parts for Armory Fire Engines James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of parts for the fire engines at the Springfield and Harper's Ferry armories.
August 2, 1799 Request to Deliver Fire Engine for Harper’s Ferry, Virginia James McHenry John Harris Directs issue of a fire engine for use at Harper's Ferry Virginia, presumably for the armory there.
November 13, 1800 Letter to applicants for commissions Samuel Dexter [not available] Those Gentlemen who have applied for military appointments in the service of the United States are informed that their applications with all the recommendatory letters accompanying were consumed by fire in the War Office on Saturday evening last. Those who desire to be considered as candidates will see the propriety of renewing their applications.
December 9, 1800 Simmons Informing Chancellor of a Delay in Adjusting his Accounts William Simmons William Chancellor Simmons informs Chancellor that his letter of December 2nd was received, but that due to the fire that destroyed the War Department the adjustment of his accounts has been delayed.
December 9, 1800 Settlement account of Tench Francis William Simmons Thomas W. Francis Settling account of Tench Francis, delayed due to the fire in the War Department
November 19, 1800 Preserving Our Happy Country, Etc. Peter Hagner Samuel Hodgdon Since the unfortunate affair of the fire, Hagner has been much engaged in arranging and removing the papers of his office. So much can be said about politics that to begin might lead him into difficulty. He prays to God that whatever happens will have the effect of preserving their happy country.
January 10, 1801 Resubmitting a Report on the Subject of Cartouch Boxes William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Simmons requests that Hodgdon resend a copy of his report to the Secretary of War on cartouch boxes due to the fire having destroyed the original copy.
December 29, 1794 Fire Engines for the Naval Yards Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests response to previous letter about fire engines in naval yards for ships. Refers to anchors suggested by Mr. Brown and Mr. Francis.
February 2, 1801 Accountant W.D. Letter Book G Page 377 William Simmons Samuel Dexter States documents destroyed in fire were limited to those on the third floor and were limited to vouchers, muster and pay rolls, and some individual settlements.
November 13, 1800 Simmons Confirming Receipt of Jackson's Letter and Accompanying Materials of November 3rd William Simmons Jonathan Jackson Simmons received Jackson's letter of November 3rd along with his receipts and expenditures relating to the fortifications at Boston last September. Reference to War Department fire.