A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts - Provision law and specific tax records, 1779-1797 Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts - Provision law and specific tax records, 1779-1797 APA 757

A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts - Provision law and specific tax records, 1779-1797

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Accession Number APA 640


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
APA 640
Title
A Guide to the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts - Provision law and specific tax records, 1779-1797
Extent
1.15 cu. ft. (3 boxes)
Creator
Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928)
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Provision law and specific tax records, 1779-1797. Accession APA 640, State government records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Auditor of Public Accounts in 1913.

Biographical Information

During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to appoint a commissioner for each county next hit to purchase or impress goods and services for military use. Receipts or certificates were given by the commissioners to persons whose property was impressed, and the certificates could be used for the payment of taxes. In October 1780 the provision law was renewed and amended to require the commissioners to be bonded on entering office.

During its session begun in May 1779 the General Assembly passed an act for the defense of the commonwealth that placed a specific tax on every male above sixteen years old and every female slave above sixteen years. Bacon was added to the list of commodities with which the tax could be paid. The commissioners made returns of accounts to the previous hitcounty next hit court and the governor, and sent the auditor a list of unpaid balances to be collected by the sheriff.

Scope and Content

Records, 1779-1797, including accounts, bonds, and correspondence. The accounts contain the names of persons to whom payments were made, the amounts, and the dates paid. Each bond contains the signatures of the claimant and securities, the date, and the amount of the bond.

These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Revenue Assessment and Collection - Specific Taxes.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title with oversize materials arranged to the rear.

Contents List

Albemarle County, 1780-1783.. 1, Box 1, Folder
Amelia County, 1782.. 1, Box 2, Folder
Amherst County, 1780-1783.. 1, Box 3, Folder
Augusta County, 1779-1797.. 1, Box 4, Folder
Bedford County, 1782.. 1, Box 5, Folder
Berkeley County, 1781.. 1, Box 6, Folder
Botetourt County, 1780-1784.. 1, Box 7, Folder
Brunswick County, 1782-1786.. 1, Box 8, Folder
Buckingham County, 1781-1783.. 1, Box 9, Folder
Campbell County, 1782-1783.. 1, Box 10, Folder
Caroline County, 1780-1783.. 1, Box 11, Folder
Charles City County, 1781-1784.. 1, Box 12, Folder
Charlotte County, 1780-1787.. 1, Box 13, Folder
Chesterfield County, 1780.. 1, Box 14, Folder
Culpeper County, 1780-1783.. 1, Box 15, Folder
Cumberland County, 1781-1783.. 1, Box 16, Folder
Dinwiddie County, 1782-1784.. 1, Box 17, Folder
Elizabeth City County, 1782.. 1, Box 18, Folder
Essex County, 1780-1789.. 1, Box 19, Folder
Fairfax County, 1780-1790.. 1, Box 20, Folder
Fauquier County, 1781-1786.. 1, Box 21, Folder
Frederick County, 1780-1790.. 1, Box 22, Folder
Fluvanna County, 1781-1783.. 1, Box 23, Folder
Gloucester County, 1781-1789.. 1, Box 24, Folder
Goochland County, 1780-1787.. 1, Box 25, Folder
Greenbrier County, 1782.. 1, Box 26, Folder
Greensville County, 1781-1782.. 1, Box 27, Folder
Halifax County, 1782-1786.. 1, Box 28, Folder
Hampshire County, 1781-1784.. 1, Box 29, Folder
Hanover County, 1780-1786.. 1, Box 30, Folder
Henrico County, 1782-1785.. 1, Box 31, Folder
Henry County, 1782-1783.. 1, Box 32, Folder
Isle of Wight County, 1782-1785.. 1, Box 33, Folder
James City County, 1782.. 1, Box 34, Folder
King and Queen County, 1781-1784.. 1, Box 35, Folder
King George County, 1781-1782.. 1, Box 36, Folder
King William County, 1781-1789.. 1, Box 37, Folder
Lancaster County, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 1, Folder
Loudon County, 1781-1786.. 2, Box 2, Folder
Louisa County, 1780-1786.. 2, Box 3, Folder
Lunenburg County, 1781-1783.. 2, Box 4, Folder
Mecklenburg County, 1781-1785.. 2, Box 5, Folder
Middlesex County, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 6, Folder
Montgomery County, 1782.. 2, Box 7, Folder
Nansemond County, 1782.. 2, Box 8, Folder
New Kent County, 1782-1783.. 2, Box 9, Folder
Norfolk County, 1782-1786.. 2, Box 10, Folder
Northampton County, undated.. 2, Box 11, Folder
Northumberland County, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 12, Folder
Orange County, 1781-1783.. 2, Box 13, Folder
Pittsylvania County, 1782-1783.. 2, Box 14, Folder
Powhatan County, 1782-1784.. 2, Box 15, Folder
Prince Edward County, 1781-1784.. 2, Box 16, Folder
Prince George County, 1780-1784.. 2, Box 17, Folder
Prince William County, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 18, Folder
Richmond County, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 19, Folder
Rockbridge County, 1780-1789.. 2, Box 20, Folder
Rockingham County, 1782-1783.. 2, Box 21, Folder
Shenandoah County, 1781-1785.. 2, Box 22, Folder
Southampton County, 1780-1785.. 2, Box 23, Folder
Spotsylvania County, 1781-1789.. 2, Box 24, Folder
Stafford County, 1782.. 2, Box 25, Folder
Surry County, 1781-1786.. 2, Box 26, Folder
Sussex County, 1780-1783.. 2, Box 27, Folder
Warwick County, 1783-1785.. 2, Box 28, Folder
Washington County, 1782-1784.. 2, Box 29, Folder
Westmoreland County, 1780-1783.. 2, Box 30, Folder
York County, 1780-1784.. 2, Box 31, Folder
Accounts, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 32, Folder
List of Taxes Received from Various Counties, 1782.. 2, Box 33, Folder
Voucher, 1781-1782.. 2, Box 34, Folder
Caroline County (oversize), 1781.. 3, Box 1, Folder
James City County-Williamsburg (oversize), 1782-1783.. 3, Box 2, Folder
King William County (oversize), 1780.. 3, Box 3, Folder
Louisa County (oversize), 1781.. 3, Box 4, Folder
Mecklenburg County (oversize), 1781.. 3, Box 5, Folder
New Kent County (oversize), 1781.. 3, Box 6, Folder
Westmoreland County (oversize), 1780-1781.. 3, Box 7, Folder