The Resource Treasurer's Office Receipt Book for Acts of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress Delivered to Virginia County Clerks

Treasurer's Office Receipt Book for Acts of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress Delivered to Virginia County Clerks

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Treasurer's Office Receipt Book for Acts of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress Delivered to Virginia County Clerks, 1849
Title
Treasurer's Office Receipt Book for Acts of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress Delivered to Virginia County Clerks
Inclusive dates
1849
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Language
eng
Summary
Receipt book (ledger) compiled by L.G. Chambers which lists all deliveries of the Acts of the Virginia General Assembly and U.S. Congress to Virginia county clerks. Each delivery is signed for by the clerk. The receipt book is dated from 11 June 1849 to 29 July 1849
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Dept. of the Treasury. (Search author as Virginia Dept. of the Treasury).
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Biographical or historical data
From 1691 to 1776, the Treasurer's Office was a powerful, independent agency. Following the adoption of the state constitution in May 1776, the treasurer has served as a fiscal agent subsidiary to the auditor of public accounts, then to the second auditor, as well, and finally, since March 1, 1928, to their successor, the comptroller. The treasurer kept separate books and sat on the board of directors for three significant funds: the Literary Fund (1811), the Internal Improvement Fund (1816), and the Sinking Fund (1835). In October 1776 the General Assembly established the auditor as the primary fiscal agent and in October 1778 specified the treasurer's subservient status to the auditor. The treasurer received and disbursed state money on warrants from the first or second auditor after the latter office was created in 1823 and kept accounts in books which he compared yearly with those of the two auditors. His basic duties remained unchanged from 1792 until March 1, 1928, when the Byrd plan for reorganizing state government went into effect.
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
Treasurer's Office Receipt Book for Acts of the General Assembly and U.S. Congress Delivered to Virginia County Clerks
Note
Part of Record Group 12 (Dept. of the Treasury)
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1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information is unknown. Items were found in a "miscellaneous" box on 4th stack, 04/2009.
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001608997
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item

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