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Payment book for work on canals

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:
The series shows accounts of payments to individuals and firms for work on the state's canals. For each account, there is a brief description of the work contracted for, date of payment, payee (mostly "to cash") and payment amount. Amounts are totaled when more than one job is present under the account named. Payments are listed for work on the following canals: Erie; Champlain; Oswego; Cayuga and Seneca; Chemung; and Crooked Lake.
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0.5 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1817-1841
Series Number:
A1410

Arrangement

Arranged roughly by canal.

Scope and Content Note

The series shows accounts of payments to individuals and firms for work on the state's canals. For each account there is a brief description of the work contracted for, date of payment, payee (mostly "to cash") and payment amount. Amounts are totaled when more than one job is present under the account named.

Payments are listed for work on the following canals: Erie (1817-1836); Champlain (1818-1841); Oswego (1825-1829); Cayuga and Seneca (1825-1830); Chemung (1830-1834); and Crooked Lake (1831-1836).

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Other finding aids

An index to accounts by canal appears on the inside front cover.

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