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New York State Comptroller's Office Outgoing Correspondence Replying to Inquiries About Records of Soldiers of the Revolutionary War

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 letterpress copies of replies sent by the comptroller's office in response to inquiries regarding Revolutionary War soldiers. The letters provide information derived from records that were ultimately transferred to the State Archives.
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Quantity:
0.6 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1904-1909
Series Number:
A1363

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains letterpress copies of replies sent by the comptroller's office in response to inquiries regarding Revolutionary War soldiers. The letters provide information derived from records that were ultimately transferred to the State Archives. Some of the comptroller's records used to derive information regarding military service were subsequently damaged or destroyed in the New York State Capitol fire of 1911. Therefore, in certain cases these letters provide military service data, the original source of which no longer exists.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this series.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0200 Revolutionary War Accounts and Claims and

Series A0870 Copies of Accounts Audited by the Auditor General for Bills Presented to the State, contain original documents used as sources of military service data provided by the comptroller's office in these replies.

Other finding aids

Name indexes, volume lists, regimental lists, and some samples of records from the original, complete record series can be found in Roberts, James A. and Frederic G. Mather, eds. New York in the Revolution as Colony and State. Albany: New York State Comptroller's Office, 1904.

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