The Resource General correspondence regarding militia fines

General correspondence regarding militia fines

Label
General correspondence regarding militia fines, 1789-1864
Title
General correspondence regarding militia fines
Inclusive dates
1789-1864
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Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Revenue Assessment and Collection - Fines. Militia Fines
  • This series contains letters received by the auditor concerning militia fines, lists of persons fined, and lists of insolvents from the years 1789, 1794-1819, 1823, 1830, 1845, 1852-1853, 1863-1864
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Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) (Search as Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928))
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In July 1775 the Third Revolutionary Convention passed several ordinances altering the militia system and requiring officers to report those persons who were delinquent in the payment of fines assessed against them for absences from musters and other offenses. Collected fines were used to pay officers and staff and to purchase equipment for the militia units. On 22 December 1792 the General Assembly required company officers to return lists of delinquents to battalion officers and hold courts of enquiry to investigate delinquencies and assess fines. On 28 January 1804 the General Assembly passed an act requiring regimental clerks to file lists of persons fined with sheriffs and the auditor of public accounts. Lists of insolvents were sent by sheriffs to regimental courts of enquiry.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
entry no. 476
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
General correspondence regarding militia fines
Arrangement
Chronological.
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5
Immediate source of acquisition
General correspondence, 1789-1864,
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000485056
Type of unit
in.

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