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Lost Bounty Land Warrant Records.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Can you explain why some Bounty Land Warrants are missing from the Revolutionary War?  I find some to survive, and others are missing or perhaps stolen?


Answer: The explanation for the missing papers for Bounty Land was due to two seperate fires.  The first fire tool place in Washington, D.C. in the War Department in 1800.  And when the British burned Washington in 1814 there is suspected loss from that fire as well.

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