The Resource Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused)

Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused)

Label
Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused), 1780
Title
Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused)
Inclusive dates
1780
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 record consists of unused certificates
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
The General Assembly passed an act during its session begun in May 1780 to recruit the state's quota of troops for the Continental Army. In order to encourage enlistments, loan office certificates for one thousand pounds of inspected tobacco were sent to the commanding officers of the militia who issued them to recruits as bounties at the end of their enlitments. The officers returned to the auditors of public accounts the names of recruits to whom certificates were issued, as well as any unused certificates.
Citation location within source
entry no. 214
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Tobacco certificates for continental service (unused), 1780,
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000484695
Type of unit
in.

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