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New York State Commissioners of the Canal Fund Abstracts of Audited Canal Accounts

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Commissioners of the Canal Fund were given charge of all financial operations of the canal system. These records are abstracts or summaries of audited accounts for expenditures on canals, including accounts with Canal Commissioners. Entries include contract or voucher number, name of payee, amount, and occasionally a brief note of purpose of the expenditure. Volume 2 includes accounts for the enlargement of the Erie Canal (1835-1840).
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0.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1817-1840
Series Number:
A1084

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By the Laws of 1817, Chapter 262, the Commissioners of the Canal Fund were given charge of the Canal Fund and all financial operations of the canal system. These records are abstracts or summaries of audited accounts for expenditures on canals, including accounts with Canal Commissioners.

Entries include contract or voucher number, name of payee, amount, and occasionally a brief note of purpose of the expenditure. Volume 2 includes accounts for the enlargement of the Erie Canal (1835-1840).

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