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  • Account of the United States to the State of Pennsylvania (PA) 1775-1788

    A record of money paid by Pennsylvania to various men in the Commonwealth's military units for their service to the state, or purchases they made on more

  • Alphabetical (Old) Index to Continental Ledgers Nos. 1 and 2 (PA) 1775-1785

    These images are the index for the Continental Ledgers, 1775-1785 which are also digitized. Information includes the names of sundry persons and the ranks which some more

  • Alphabetical List of Accounts (PA)

    This volume contains a list of the people, county governments, militia units, and state agencies for which the Comptroller General held accounts. Account numbers are listed more

  • Boundary Survey Accounts (PA) 1782-1810

    Collection of accounts of boundaries surveyed include Delaware River Jurisdiction, the Northern Boundary, the Virginia Boundary, the Western Boundary, and the Wyoming Controversy with Connecticut. Detailed more

  • Commissary Accounts (PA) 1775-1792

    This collection contains collection of commissary accounts organized by individual commissioners for clothing, magazine and military stores, and issues. Images are arranged in chronological order and more

  • Commissioners of Purchases Accounts (PA) 1780-1783

    This collection begins with a list of general purchases made by the army which shows the supplies purchased, their quantity, the purchaser, the merchant, the county more

  • Continental and State Money Account Book (PA) 1783-1784

    This collection contains a ledger of monetary transactions conducted by the state. The ledger contains a record of how some of the 500,000 pounds approved by more

  • Continental Day and Waste Book (PA) 1775-1783

    This collection contains a record of monetary transactions kept on a daily basis. Although the entries are dated from 1775-1783, the actual book was probably compiled more

  • Continental Journals (PA) 1775-1785

    This collection contains a record of State monetary transactions kept on a daily basis. Although the payments recorded date from 1775-1785, the journals themselves were probably more

  • Continental Ledgers (PA) 1775-1785

    A record relating to the payment and settlement of public money kept for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth accounts. Types of transactions recorded more

  • County Officers’ Accounts (PA) 1782-1809

    This collection contains account records of payments authorized by the Comptroller General's office for services rendered by such county officers as sheriffs, prothonotaries, and clerks of more

  • County Tax Accounts (PA) 1781-1808

    A record of county tax accounts. Information about each county includes detailed quotas of taxes owed by each county, listing of effective supplies and the amount more

  • Court of Admiralty Accounts (PA) 1779-1786

    This collection series contains account sheets filed with the Comptroller General, which record fees received by the Court of Admiralty in Philadelphia. Included in these records more

  • Day book of General Benedict Arnold (PA) 1777-1779

    A day book kept by General Benedict Arnold for expenditures incurred during several of his campaigns. Entries provide the names of officers who spent money, to more

  • Depreciation Certificate Accounts (PA) 1781-1792

    Contained within the accounts files are dated Depreciation Interest Certificates, 1782-1787, which normally list the name and rank of the soldier, the military organization to which more

  • Forfeited Estate Accounts (PA) 1777-1809

    A record of persons whose estates were seized because of their allegiance to the British crown during the Revolutionary War, and for other sundry reasons. Data more

  • Funded and Unfunded Debt Accounts (PA) 1790-1809

    This series contains numerous folios, with detailed information, relating to the debt of the Commonwealth. Contained within these records are accounts of depreciation certificates, when they more

  • General Correspondence (PA) 1776-1809

    This series includes letters, reports, notes, drafts of letters and accounts, and copies of taxation acts dating from 1776-1809. The majority of the correspondence comes from more

  • Indian Commissioners’ Account (PA) 1784-1785

    This collection contains a handwritten ledger (labeled "Miscellaneous - 1784" on the cover) concerning the trade goods handed over to Indians at Fort Stanwix and other more

  • Indian Commissioners’ Accounts (PA) 1784-1792

    This collection contains an inventory of goods delivered to various Indian nations in the Commonwealth, as well as promissory notes to these nations for the purchase more

  • Internal Improvements File (PA) 1777-1809

    This series includes account ledgers and receipt books of supplies bought for the various internal improvements. The names of the commissioners presiding over the building projects more

  • Journals (PA) 1799-1808

    This series consists of two journals which record the warrants issued by the Comptroller Generals Office during the above listed dates. Entries for each warrant might more

  • Journals A-AAA (PA) 1775-1790

    This collection contains a record relating to the payment and settlement of public money kept for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth accounts. Although more

  • Ledgers A-AA (PA) 1775-1788

    A record relating to the payment and settlement of public money, kept for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth accounts. Although the ledgers record more

  • Letter Book, Accounts, and Related Records of the Auditors of Accounts (PA) 1777-1784

    This series contains auditors accounts for the various state departments. Information in these files includes tax lists, receipts, vouchers, and accounts of money owed Pennsylvania by more

  • List of Printed Accounts (PA) in the Comptroller General’s Office, 1777-1789

    A listing of the names of treasurers, tax collectors, lieutenants, and sub-lieutenants of various counties, and the counties which they served. Although it is unknown when more

  • Memoranda Book (PA) 1791

    A list of people who owed money to the Comptroller-General, the amount of money outstanding, when the account was settled, the date it was submitted to more

  • Memoranda Book of Old Accounts (PA) undated

    This volume contains a list of accounts held in the Office of the Comptroller-General. The names of the persons or counties for whom the accounts were more

  • Militia Exemption Books (PA) 1801-1813

    This series provides information about men exempt from militia duty. Data provided for each regiment includes the number of the regiment, the county to which it more

  • Specie Day Book and Waste Books (PA) 1775-1790

    A record relating to the payment and settlement of public money, kept by Comptroller General John Nicholson for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth more

  • Specie Journals (PA) 1775-1790

    A record of state monetary transactions kept on a daily basis relating to the payment and settlement of public money, kept by Comptroller General John Nicholson more

  • Specie Ledger (PA) 1775-1790

    A record relating to the payment and settlement of public money, kept by Comptroller General John Nicholson for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth more

  • Specie Ledger’s Balance Books (PA) 1775-1790

    This volume gives the balance of the accounts of the names listed. Page numbers on the left correspond to the account's location in RG 4/55- Specie more

  • Statement of Public Accounts Book (PA) 1790-1791

    This series contains several lengthy public account statements. The monetary value in these records is based upon Bills of Credit which were issued during the following more

  • Tryal Balance Book (PA)

    This volume appears to contain a balance of accounts of various state officials including tax collectors, military officers, and state and county administrators. The amount of more

  • Unidentified Indexes (PA) Day Books, and New Loan Accounts, 1780-1809

    Identified indexes include indices for Day Books, New Loan Accounts, and Revolutionary War transactions. Other indexes which are not labeled give names and page number, certificate more

  • United States Lottery Stub Book (PA) 1776

    This collection includes the stubs from lottery vouchers given by the United States for the numbers 26,669 through 26,9959 inclusive. No other information is given, and more

  • Warrant Books (PA) 1791-1808

    This collection contains the warrants issued to people in lieu of money, and compiled together after being redeemed for specie when the state was able to more

  • Warrant Registers and Index (PA) 1782-1807

    This series contains several warrant registers which list information about warrants that the state issued in lieu of money which it may have owed to government more

  • Waste Book Indexes (PA) 1776-1792

    Images of two index volumes documenting the names mentioned in Waste Books, 1776-1792, which is also digitized. In one volume, the folio number of where the more

  • Waste Books (PA) 1776-1792

    A record of state monetary transactions relating to the payment and settlement of public money, kept for the purpose of auditing, liquidating and adjusting Commonwealth accounts. more