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Ledgers of appropriations and disbursements

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 ledger accounts for appropriations received from the state. Cash Accounts have entries for state appropriations and prison sales on the debit side and entries to the credit of the prison, with monthly totals and running balances. Also included are separate accounts for Legislative appropriations such as prison enlargement, a new shoe shop, heating apparatus, exploration for iron on state lands, and books for the prison library. The accounts contain detailed entries for labor and supplies and give name of contractor, date of payment, and amount paid.
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0.5 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1844-1854, 1859-1873, 1876
Series Number:
B0103

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains two sections of ledger accounts for appropriations received from the state.

The first section, covering the period June 1844 to September 1854, is called "Cash Account" and has entries for state appropriations and prison sales on the debit side and on the other side entries to the credit of the prison, with monthly totals and running balances. The second section contains separate accounts for each appropriation by the Legislature for the prison, for such purposes as enlargement of the prison, a plank road from the prison to Saranac road, building a new shoe shop, heating apparatus, exploration for iron on state lands, books for the prison library, and others. The accounts for the special appropriations contain detailed entries for labor and supplies and give name of contractor, date of payment, and amount paid. There are also separate accounts for each general appropriation for the prison.

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