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Papers of the War Department

Papers of the War DepartmentPapers of the War Department 1784-1800, an innovative digital editorial project, makes some 55,000 long lost documents of the early War Department available online to scholars, students, and the general public. By providing free and open access to these previously unavailable documents, Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 offers a unique window into a time when there was no law beyond the Constitution, when the federal government hardly existed outside of the Army and Navy, and when a new nation struggled to define itself at home and abroad.


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