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Creator: New York (State). Auditor General
Title: New York State Auditor General, Copies of Accounts Audited by the Auditor General for Bills Presented to the State
Dates: 1780-1794
Quantity: 4 cubic feet (9 volumes)
Summary: This series consists of copies of accounts audited by the Auditor General for obligations incurred by the state during years 1775-1794. Entries include abstracts of pay and ration rolls for militia officers and private soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Also included are accounts for supplies purchased or requisitioned during the war; accounts for individual soldiers' back pay or for widows' pensions; accounts for loyalist lands leased or sold by the Commissioners of Forfeitures; accounts for service by members of Congress, the Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies, the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, the Surveyor-General, and other state offices; accounts of fees received by Collectors for the Ports of New York and Sag Harbour, 1780's; and accounts presented for miscellaneous services.
Series Number: A0870
Repository: New York State Archives

Arrangement

Series is arranged chronologically by date of audit.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of accounts audited by the Auditor General for obligations incurred by the state during years 1775-1794. Entries include abstracts of pay and ration rolls for militia officers and private soldiers during the Revolutionary War. In addition to name and amount due, some entries give information on rank or length of service.

Also included are accounts for supplies purchased or requisitioned during the war; accounts for individual soldiers' back pay or for widows' pensions; accounts for loyalist lands leased or sold by the Commissioners of Forfeitures; accounts for service by members of Congress, the Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies, the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, the Surveyor-General, and other state offices; accounts of fees received by Collectors for the Ports of New York and Sag Harbour, 1780's; and accounts presented for miscellaneous services.

Access Terms

Corporate Name: New York (State). Comptroller's Office

Corporate Name: New York (State). Dept. of Audit and Control

Geographic Name: New York (State)

Subject: Finance, Public--New York (State)--Accounting

Genre/Physical Characteristic: Accounts

Genre/Physical Characteristic: Account books

Function: Accounting