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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

  • Delaware River Fortification Accounts (PA) 1775-1798

    This series contains information about the following Delaware River fortifications: Fort Mifflin, Billingsport and Redbank, and Mud Island. Information about each fortification includes an account of 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

  • Index to Ledger AA, 1777-1788

    Images of this volume give the names of account holders in Ledger AA. Page numbers on which their account information is given in Ledger AA is 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

  • List of Those Receiving State Money For Whom No Account Was Raised (PA) c.1790

    An Alphabetical List of Those Who Received Money of the State and For Whom No Account was Raised, Taken from the Books of J. (John) N. 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

  • Memoranda of Account Book (PA) 1791

    This appears to be a listing of names of accounts. No information is given about the accounts and the type of business being documented except the more

  • Militia Absentee Return Record for Philadelphia City, 1777-1791

    A record of fines paid by militiamen. Typical information that might be entered includes the name, rank and regiment of the militia member; the fines extracted; 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

  • Militia Fine Exoneration Records (PA) 1777-1793

    Statements filed by Pennsylvania residents to demonstrate that they or their kin should be exempt from fines being imposed for not serving militia duty. The data more

  • Militia Loan Accounts, 1781-1792

    These images are grouped into the following subseries: Certificate Counterparts, 1784-1792; Certificate Books, 1784-1792; Distribution Vouchers, 1784-1785; Distribution Ledgers, 1784-1785; Interest Paid Receipt Books, 1785-1792; Pay more

  • Miscellaneous Accounts Including Records of Transactions Involving the Commonwealth and the United States, 1782-1809

    Images are organized into the following subseries: Abstracts of Continental Certificates, 1791-1797; Assumed Debt, 1791-1793; Certificates for Horses and Provisions, 1780; Day Books, 1789-1810l; General Accounts, more

  • New Loan Accounts, 1776-1795

    Images are organized into the following subseries: Addition of Principal and Interest Unpaid on Cancelled Certificates, 1784-1795; Amount of Principal and Interest Unpaid on Cancelled Certificates, more

  • Officers Claim Book for Arrears in Clothing (PA) 1778-1791

    A detailed listing of clothing articles, food, and miscellaneous items delivered to Pennsylvania regiments during the Revolution. Typical information in these registers might include the name more

  • Officers Clothing Account Book (PA) 1791

    This volume contains an account of sundry officers of the revolutionary army for clothing which they purchased for their service in the army. Each officer's account more

  • Philadelphia City General Muster Roll Books (PA) 1777-1784

    In these volumes, only the names of the officers and militiamen are given who enlisted in the Philadelphia city militia. They are listed according to the more

  • Philadelphia City Lieutenants Office General Return Book (PA) 1777-1782

    This volume is a roll book of men who enlisted with the Philadelphia city Lieutenants office during the Revolutionary War. Information provided by each entry in more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Abstracts of Duties and Drawbacks, 1784-1789

    This collection provides a record for the duties and drawbacks collected during each month of the above mentioned years. The total amount of annual duties and more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Account of Duties and Drawbacks, 1783

    This volume contains a list of ships which entered the port of Philadelphia between May 1, 1783 through September 17, 1783, and the duties which were more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Accounts and Certificates of the Collector of Head Money, 1791-1808

    This volume contains a record of passenger ships entering the port of Philadelphia. Information in each entry includes the name of the ship, its date of more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Accounts and Receipts of the Tonnage Office, 1783-1789

    Collection of receipts of duties collected by the Tonnage Office and moneys paid to the State Treasury. Account records of tonnage duties collected are also included. more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Accounts Current of the Collector’s Office, 1784-1789

    Records of the account between the Collector's office and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each report is a general summary of the annual transactions between the two. more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Bonds and Papers Relating to Duties on Negro and Mulatto Slaves, 1720-1788

    These records document the duties that were paid on slaves to the City of Philadelphia. Information provided within these records includes the name of the owner(s) more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Cargo Manifests, Inventories, and Bills of Lading, 1773-1833

    Manifests of various ships which delivered goods to the port of Philadelphia. Entries include the names of the exporters, the importers, the quantity of goods shipped, more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Coasting Permits, 1796, 1806

    Two coasting permits are contained within this collection. They are for the Sloop Maria, and the Schooner Friendship and provide the name of the ships master, more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Drawbacks and Vouchers Paid by the Collector of Duties, 1784-1789

    Accounts and vouchers for drawbacks (duties refunded) as assessed by the Collector's office. Entries might include the following: the name of the merchant receiving the drawback, more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Expenditures and Receipts of the Collector’s Office, 1784-1789

    Collection of pages from an expenditure account book from the Collector's office. Also included are receipts which correspond with these account records. Information provided might include more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Lists of Bonds Cancelled, 1774-1775

    Images of three volumes of bond cancellation books which contain records of canceled bonds for vessels calling at the port of Philadelphia. The cancellation dates range more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Lists of Bonds, 1774-1775

    Images for three volumes of records for bonds which were issued between July 6, 1774 and April 5, 1775 for vessels calling at the port of more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Miscellaneous Records, 1782-1834

    Images from a volume of various items relating to the port of Philadelphia including an insurance policy for the cargo ship Alliance, cargo certificates, an account more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Record Books of Bonds Due the Custom House, 1785-1788

    Images from two volumes containing the names of those persons whose bonds were due to the Custom House. Entries show the amount of the bond and more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Records of the Health Office, 1783-1798

    This collection documents transactions between the Marine Hospital and the Health Office. Entries include ship's names, date of entry into port, the number of sick passengers, more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Records of the Wardens of the Port, 1776-1809

    Accounts of the Wardens in charge of the port of Philadelphia including balance sheets detailing expenditures. The balance sheets were from officials under the wardens and more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Register of Drawbacks on Goods Exported, 1785-1786

    A record of goods exported from the port of Philadelphia and of drawbacks (duties refunded). The Register lists each vessel's name and type; the names of more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Registers of Duties Paid on Imported Goods, 1781-1787

    Recorded at the port of Philadelphia, an entry usually gives the name of the vessel's master, the port of origin, the value of the goods imported, more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Registers of Tonnage Duties, 1775-1776, 1784-1789

    These images from volumes contain a registry of tonnage duties on vessels which entered the port of Philadelphia. Entries provide the date on which each ship more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Registry Statements of Cargo Contents Duties Paid and Drawbacks, 1782-1785, 1788

    Receipts, cargo manifests, duty statements, and drawbacks are contained in this series. These records provide such information as the name of the ship, the value of more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Reports of Imposts Due, 1783-1788

    Images from this volume are accounts of impost duties owed by various persons and the corresponding penalty fees. Entries show the name of the person who more

  • Port of Philadelphia Records: Vessel Registry Vouchers, 1781-1782

    Images from this volume contain several vouchers for the registry of ships in the port of Philadelphia. Information on these vouchers includes the date of registration, more

  • Register of Accounts Received from the Register General (PA) 1790-1792

    A record of all accounts examined by the Comptroller General, which had been submitted to him by the Register General for his advice and approval. Typical more

  • Register of Executive Accounts (PA) 1784-1791

    Four volumes of registers documenting the expenditures of the Supreme Executive Council. These registers were maintained in order to keep balance accounts with the Comptroller General. more

  • Report Book of the State Treasurer (PA) 1783

    This volume contains reports of all the general accounts held by the Comptroller General from the commencement of the Revolution until October 1782. The purpose was more

  • Reports of Committee of the Assembly on State of Public Accounts (PA) 1778-1780

    A record of orders (working contracts) granted to sundry individuals for work to be done on the Assembly meeting room. Typical information included might be the more

  • Return Book of Officers and Soldiers to Whom Patents Were Not Issued, undated

    Images in this collection include the name of the individual, the lot number, and the number of acres drawn. The rank of the soldier is sporadically more

  • Return Book of the Pennsylvania Line Entitled to Donation Lands, undated

    Images of entries record the name, rank and corps of the soldier and the number of acres drawn. Remarks concerning whether the person was killed in more

  • Revolutionary War Accounts and Miscellaneous Records (Associators Accounts), 1775-1777

    Images of receipts, accounts, returns, payrolls and muster rolls for associators in Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Cumberland, Lancaster, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Westmoreland, and York counties. While the more

  • Revolutionary War Accounts and Miscellaneous Records (Line Accounts), 1775-1809

    Pay and muster rolls that may show the name, rank, regiment, company and pay rate of each soldier; the name of his commanding officer; and the 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

  • State Departmental Accounts, 1782-1809

    "A record of accounts for the following state departments: the Council of Censors, the General Assembly, the Master of the Rolls, the Adjutant General, the Comptroller more

  • State of Finances of the Commonwealth of PA by John Nicholson (PA) 1787

    A detailed report by Comptroller General John Nicholson of the finances of the commonwealth. It contains a description of the accounts between Pennsylvania and the United more

  • State Treasurer’s Reports (PA) 1770-1798, 1800-1809

    Monthly state treasurer's reports which include records of expenditures and receipts, however there are some accounts pertaining to the value of stock certificates of the United 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 Counterpart Records, 1792-1799, 1806-1808

    These images contain counterparts to warrants issued to people to which the state owed money. The counterparts served as the state's copy of the warrant and 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

  • Warrants (PA) 1778-1809

    This series contains warrants which were issued by the Comptroller General in lieu of money owed to various persons by the state. Information on each warrant 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

  • Western Expedition (Whiskey Rebellion) Accounts, 1794-1804

    Images of account books of payments to Pennsylvania regiments. Typical information within these books might include the names of commanders, duration of service, the payment amount more