The Resource Compendious view of the state half pay list

Compendious view of the state half pay list

Label
Compendious view of the state half pay list, 1784
Title
Compendious view of the state half pay list
Inclusive dates
1784
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a table showing the amount of half pay entitled to the officers of various units of the Virginia State Line including the 1st State Regiment, 2nd State Regiment, State Artillery Regiment, State Garrison Regiment, Illinois Regiment, State Cavalry Regiment, Crockett's Regiment, and the State Navy. The table provides the following information: what board of officers (e.g. February 1782), regiment or corps, strength when raised, non-? officers & privates reduced, number of officers when the board sat, number on the half pay list, and amount of half pay
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Action
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
During its session begun in May 1779 the General Assembly granted half pay for life to officers who served to the end of the Revolutionary War, or who, if their unit was reorganized, were thereby rendered supernumerary officers subject to recall. In 1780 the General Assembly granted half pay for seven years to the widows and orphans of officers. Virginia defaulted on its half pay claims, however, and by an act of Congress passed 5 July 1832 the United States government assumed these obligations. An act of the General Assembly in May 1783 directed the auditors to issue warrants to officers of the state line and navy who are entitled to half pay. It also directed the auditors to make a return of such warrants to the General Assembly. A Board of Field Officers was directed by the governor to settle claims for half pay between 1782 and 1784.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Compendious view of the state half pay list
Note
These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Compendious view of the state half pay list, 1784.
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001623565
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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