Accounts of Canal Commissioners for expenditures on branch canals

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Included are accounts for the following canals: Oswego, Genesee Valley, Black River, Chenango, Cayuga and Seneca, Chemung and Crooked Lake, as well as the Oneida River Improvement. Each entry provides name of payee; after date; location or type of work performed; and amount due.
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This series consists of an account book of Canal Commissioners for expenditures on branch canals. Entries include the name of the payee, date of voucher, location or type of work performed, and amount due; each numbered and dated bundle of vouchers is then totaled and a running total is kept.

The book includes accounts for the Oswego Canal, 1825-1832; Genesee Valley Canal, 1836-1840; Black River Canal, 1837-1840; Oneida River Improvement, 1840; Chenango Canal, 1833-1839; Cayuga and Seneca Canal, 1825-1830; Chemung Canal, 1830-1840; and Crooked Lake Canal, 1831-1835. Not all of the entries for each canal are paged continuously; there is a table of contents pasted inside the front cover.

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