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New York State Auditor General Copies of Accounts Audited by the Auditor General for Bills Presented to the State

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 consists of two original volumes (Vol. A and Vol. B) of accounts for obligations incurred by the state from 1775-1794. Entries include abstracts of pay and ration rolls for militia officers and private soldiers; accounts for supplies purchased or requisitioned; accounts for soldiers' back pay or widows' pensions; accounts for loyalist lands leased or sold; accounts for service by state officers and; accounts of port fees. Original manuscript indexes to Volumes A and B and bound photostatic copies of the two original volumes are also included in the series.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet (including 2 original volumes, original indexes, and bound photostatic copies)
Inclusive Dates:
1780-1794
Series Number:
A0870

Arrangement

Series is arranged chronologically by date of audit.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of accounts audited by the Auditor General for obligations incurred by the state during years 1775-1794. Entries include abstracts of pay and ration rolls for militia officers and private soldiers during the Revolutionary War. In addition to name and amount due, some entries give information on rank or length of service.

Also included are accounts for supplies purchased or requisitioned during the war; accounts for individual soldiers' back pay or for widows' pensions; accounts for loyalist lands leased or sold by the Commissioners of Forfeitures; accounts for service by members of Congress, the Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies, the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, the Surveyor-General, and other state offices; accounts of fees received by Collectors for the Ports of New York and Sag Harbour, 1780's; and accounts presented for miscellaneous services.

Items Online

Digital Collection

Original Volumes A and B have been digitized in their entirety.

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Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Due to fragility of original volumes, digital versions should be consulted initially.

Alternate Formats Available

Photostat use copies are available at the New York State Archives.

Scanned images of this series are available at the New York State Archives.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1363 New York State Comptroller's Office outgoing correspondence replying to inquiries about records of soldiers of the Revolutionary War and

Series A3202 Treasurer's accounts of payments made contain related records.

Other finding aids

Original manuscript indexes to Volumes A and B are included in the series.

Processing Information

Original Volumes A and B were rebound in two parts each following the New York State Capitol building fire of 1911. Bound photostatic copies of the two original volumes were added to the series at an unknown date.

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