Domestic Letters of the Department of State record example

Domestic Letters of the Department of State

Records: 186,973 · Complete: 100%

NARA M40. These letters are part of the US State Department's Central File the largest and most important category of State Department records (NARA Record Group 59). The letters in this publication set are neither diplomatic nor consular, and therefore defined as "miscellaneous correspondence." They are arranged chronologically, covering the period 1784-1906.

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John Quincy Adams on slaves captured during the war of 1812
John Quincy Adams on slaves captured during the war of 1812
William Seward reveals one effect of Southern privateering
William Seward reveals one effect of Southern privateering
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"Domestic Letters of the Department of State, 1784-1906" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/72/domestic-letters-of-the-department-of-state: accessed March 5, 2021)

Publication Title
Domestic Letters of the Department of State
Total Records
186,973 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
M40
Record Group
59
Published on Fold3
14 Mar 2007
Last Updated
11 Dec 2008
Description
NARA M40. Copies of miscellaneous letters sent from the US State Department between 1784 and 1906.