The Resource List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life

List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life

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List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life, 1783
Title
List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life
Inclusive dates
1783
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains a list of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life taken from the lists that were returned to the Executive by the field officers who sat on the different boards in Richmond on 2 February & 13 April 1782. The list provides the regiment, strength at different periods, officers' names, rank, state when the boards sat, commencement of half pay, amount of half pay per annum, & warrants issued. Includes questions & answers of Mr. [Archibald] Bryce, Chairman of the Committee of Claims, to Maj. William Duval, dated 16 December 1826, regarding the handwritting of the document as Col. George Muter
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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.
  • On December 11, 1830, the House of Delegates passed a resolution that the Committee on Revolutionary Claims enquire whether the Commonwealth has any claim to remuneration by the United States Government, for payments made, or for which Virginia is liable, to her revolutionary officers and soldiers, and what course ought to be pursued for the recovery of said claims on the General Government. The House also resolved that the Auditor of Public Accounts be directed to report a statement of the judgments rendered at the last Superior Court of Henrico, for half-pay claimed by officers of the Virginia line during the Revolutionary War.
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
List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life
Note
These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
12
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. List of officers of the Virginia State Line that are entitled to half pay for life, 1783.
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001622660
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Type of unit
p.

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