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Entry documentation submitted by the Commissioners of Navigation to the Comptroller

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains records submitted in support of raising funds and collecting voluntary contributions to fund the deepening of the Hudson River. The records include accounts, voluntary contributions and bonds, income and expense reports, receipts, and other related records. These records generally provide the date and names of commissioners, donors, or those who held accounts with the commissioners.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1794-1828
Series Number:
A0826

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Chronological.

Administrative History

This series contains records of the commissioners appointed by a law of 1796 regarding the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson river. This and subsequent related acts appropriated money and authorized the collection of voluntary contributions to fund the deepening of the river. The commissioners were to raise funds and furnish supplies for the project; to certify their expenses to the treasurer, who would pay the amounts spent by the commissioners; and to present accounts of their expenditures to the state auditor.

Scope and Content Note

The records contain accounts; voluntary contributions and bonds; income and expense reports; receipts; and other related records. Information usually contains the date and names of the commissioners, donors, or those who held accounts with the commissioners.

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