The Resource Weighmaster of livestock, : records, 1844-1879
- Weighmaster of livestock, : records, 1844-1879
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- These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Officers of State Government - Inspectors. General Records
- This series contains the following records: Accounts, 1845-1864, 1870-1879, 2 in.; Bonds, 1870, 1874, 5 items; Deeds, 1844, 1846, 2 items
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- On 3 February 1844 the General Assembly passed an act requiring all cattle sold at market in Richmond be weighed by a weighmaster appointed by the governor. The weighmaster kept records of the animals' weights and sent quarterly abstracts of his accounts to the auditor of public accounts. In 1874 the General Assembly passed an act requiring the weighmaster to file returns monthly instead of quarterly.
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- entry no. 295
- entry no. 259
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- Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
- List of manuscripts recently deposited in the Virginia State Library by the state auditor
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