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Vouchers for Erie Canal survey

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series from the Comptroller’s Office consists of vouchers and receipts for services performed by engineers, surveyors, chainmen, foremen, and laborers in a survey of the Erie Canal. Information includes payee, date, nature of service, amount due, signature for receipt, and sworn statement that the account is correct. Some vouchers list work location.
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0.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1900
Series Number:
A0953

Scope and Content Note

These are duplicate vouchers and receipts for services performed by engineers, surveyors, chainmen, foremen, and laborers in a survey of the Erie Canal made pursuant to Chap. 411, Laws of 1900. This statute provided for the State Engineer and Surveyor to make surveys, plans, and estimates for improving the Erie, Champlain, and Oswego Canals. (This ultimately resulted in the Barge Canal system.)

Each voucher gives name of payee, date, nature of service, amount due, signature for receipt, and sworn statement that the account is correct. Some vouchers give location of work.

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