The Resource Treasurer's Office continental tax collection record and tobacco receipts

Treasurer's Office continental tax collection record and tobacco receipts

Label
Treasurer's Office continental tax collection record and tobacco receipts, 1780; undated
Title
Treasurer's Office continental tax collection record and tobacco receipts
Inclusive dates
1780; undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One undated document explaining the collection of continental taxes and state taxes, and two receipts for tobacco dated 1780. It is unclear how (or if) the documents are related
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Dept. of the Treasury. (Search author as 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). The office of treasurer was created to collect all the revenues raised from duties on skins, furs, and foreign liquors to support the College of William and Mary. From 1691 until 1723, the speaker of the House of Burgesses was appointed treasurer. The offices of Speaker and Treasurer were separated in 1766. 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.
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 continental tax collection record and tobacco receipts
Note
Part of Record Group 12 (Dept. of the Treasury)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown
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001612477
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Type of unit
folder.

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