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Pennsylvania History- 1791-1815, New Nation (45 collections)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Indents Delivered to the Treasurer (PA) 1793

    A joint effort between Register General John Donaldson and Comptroller General John Nicholson to provide state debt data to the Treasurer. Six columns divide the data 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

  • 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 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 Certificates Received from the Receiver General (PA) 1789-1793

    A listing of warrants payable to the militia as indicated by the Receiver General. Information provided includes certificate number, name of person to whom certificate was 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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 (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

  • Senate Committee Books, 1810-1850, 1897-1899

    Register of letters and petitions received by Senate committees. Information provided is date petition or correspondence was received, committee to which referred, and a brief description more

  • Settlement Registers (PA) 1792-1794

    These registers verify that the accounts payable by the state were indeed settled. In five columns is the following data: account number, payee, reason for payment, 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 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

  • 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

  • Warrant Books (PA) 1789-1794

    A record of the warrants paid and issued by the Commonwealth through the Office of the Register General. Most relate to salary, pensions, and state debt 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