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Report of Destroyed House Records, 1814

Fri, 2013-02-15 14:53 -- administrator

On August 24, 1814, British troops invaded Washington, D.C., burning the Capitol, the White House, and most federal buildings. The report to the Clerk of the House lists the records destroyed in the fire and why some could not be removed.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

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