Canal superintendents' accounts

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

This volume, arranged by canal, then chronologically, contains accounts of superintendents of New York State's canals. Information includes: date monies paid out or received; nature of the transaction; amounts and figures on services and disbursements. Some correspondence clarifying particular entries, and attesting that work was completed or monies received are also included.
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Arranged by canal and then chronological.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of one bound volume of accounts of superintendents of various sections of New York State canals between 1852-1858. The accounts contain information on the date monies were paid out or received, nature of the transaction, amount and figures on services and disbursements. In some instances correspondence has been included with the accounts for clarification of a particular entry. Signed dispositions attesting to the fact that work has been completed or monies received are occasionally included with the accounts. The series is arranged accordingly to canal and the entries are then made chronological. An index to each superintendent statement is located in the front of the volume.

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