A Guide to the Colonization Board Vouchers of the Auditor of Public Accounts, 1856-1858 Auditor of Public Accounts, Colonization Board Vouchers, 1856-1858 APA 110

A Guide to the Colonization Board Vouchers of the Auditor of Public Accounts, 1856-1858

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Accession Number APA 110


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Repository
Library of Virginia
Accession number
APA 110
Title
Colonization Board Vouchers of the Auditor of Public Accounts 1856-1858
Physical Characteristics
11 items
Physical Location
State Records Collection, Auditor of Public Accounts Item 110
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Auditor of Public Accounts, Colonization Board Vouchers, 1856-1858. Accession APA 110, State Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Board of Colonization was created by an act of the General Assembly passed on 6 April 1853. The purpose of the board was to supervise the transportation of free black males to Liberia on a voluntary basis. To finance the operation of the act, a poll tax was levied on free black males. The board was composed of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the Second Auditor, and the Secretary of the Commonwealth. It ceased operation when the War between the States began.

Scope and Content Information

These vouchers for the transportation of free negroes include the names of persons to whom money was owed, the amounts, and the date the voucher was mailed.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.