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Recruitment of state troops for the United States Army records

Label
Recruitment of state troops for the United States Army records, 1778-1789
Title
Recruitment of state troops for the United States Army records
Inclusive dates
1778-1789
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Revolutionary War. Militia
  • The records in this series concern the settlement of accounts for funds expended or collected by recruiting officers, and include the following: Accounts, 1782-1784, n.d., 1 in.; Bonds, 1785, 3 items; Certificates, 1783, 5 items; Correspondence, 1782-1785, n.d., 10 items; List, 1789, 1 item; Memoranda, 1782, 2 items; Notice, n.d., 1 item; Receipts, 1782-1783, 37 items; Returns, 1780-1781, 3 items; Warrant, 1784, 1 item
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
During the revolutionary war the state government found it necessary to induce soldiers to enlist by offering them various incentives, including bounties of money and land and the opportunity to supply substitutes or avoid service by the payment of additional taxes. Recruiting officers received state funds with which to pay bounties, and also were required to account for taxes collected in lieu of military service.
Citation location within source
entry no. 226
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
Recruitment of state troops for the United States Army records
Arrangement
Alphabetical by type of record.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Recruitment of state troops for the United States Army, records, 1778-1789,
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000484877
Type of unit
in.

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