The Resource Military pay certificates

Military pay certificates

Label
Military pay certificates, 1782-1783
Title
Military pay certificates
Inclusive dates
1782-1783
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Revolutionary War. Military Service Pay
  • This series contains pay certificates for 1782-1783
Note
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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Biographical or historical data
In October 1782 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing soldiers and officers of the Virginia lines on continental and state establishments to receive interest on certificates issued for pay. As a further relief, the certificates were authorized to be receivable for taxes. The sheriff who collected the taxes endorsed the back of the certificate and gave a receipt to the taxpayer. The certificate was then sent to the auditor of public accounts, who issued a warrant charging the tax to the soldier or officer and deducting the amount from the principal due him.
Citation location within source
entry no. 217
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
Military pay certificates
Arrangement
By certificate number.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
11
Immediate source of acquisition
Military pay certificates, 1782-1783,
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000484697
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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