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.
Our community of transcribers are working to create full text transcriptions of every possible document in the collection. Anyone can join the community and contribute to the project.
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A Man of Much Honor & Integrity
Carroll reaffirms his recommendation of the Count de Moelien, a man of honor, integrity, and good sense.0 pages needing transcription
Conducting Myself Through the Vexatious Labrynth, Etc.
Among other matters, Mrs. Murray complains that a large number of her subscribers are astonishingly remiss even while she is obligated to make payments to her printer. A letter she received from Richmond, Virginia informed her that the "excessive praise" she has lavished upon the President will prevent the sale of her books in that part of the country. Yet, she insists that time and perserverance will conduct her through the vexatious labrynth and she will be able to discharge her bills.3 pages needing transcription
Purchases for Hospital Department
Supply Order, directs supply purchase for hospital department.1 pages needing transcription