The War Department office was established in 1790. It burned in 1800.

For decades historians believed that its files, and the window they provide into the early federal government, had been lost forever. This collection unites copies of the lost files in a digital archive that reconstitutes this invaluable historical resource. 

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Clothing and Arms for Lieutenant.Shoemaker

Enclosed is an order on Mr. Harris for suits of infantry clothing and stands of arms and accoutrements. These articles should be forwarded to Lieutenant Shoemaker at Baltimore since he writes that he is much in want of them.
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Expenditures for General Court Martial, Philadelphia

Smith requests payment of $500 to Samuel Hodgdon for expenditures of general court martial at Philadelphia.
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The Loss of the Late General Washington, Etc.

Freeman chides Hodgdon about franking all letters to and from men in the ranks. He notes that the people of Charleston are still grieving over the death of General Washington.
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