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Rhode Island. Dorr Rebellion Board of Commissioners on Insurrectionary Claims (1842-1843)



  • Existence: 1842-1843

Historical Note

Board of Commissioners created by Act of the General Assembly approved July 2, 1842 "to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred on account of the late insurrection." $50,000 allocated with Edward S. Wilkinson, Edward W. Lawton & Stephen Branch appointed to receive, examine & audit claims against the State & draw orders upon the General Treasurer. Over 5,000 payments approved for military services or incurred expenses August 1842 to January 1846. Whole amount expended by the commission $46,046.92 including 4,343 orders drawn for military service & 714 non – military claims (Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly, 1841 - 1842, Vol. 43, p. 135; Committee Reports, Rhode Island General Assembly, Vol. 10 # 102)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dorr Rebellion: Committee on Accounts

 Series — Box: Dorr Rebellion: Committee on Accounts
Identifier: C#01158
Abstract Dorr Rebellion – Accounts allowed by Committee appointed by the General Assembly October Session 1842
Dates: 1842

Dorr Rebellion: Insurrectionary Claims

 Series — Volume: Dorr Rebellion: Insurrectionary Claims
Identifier: C#01157
Abstract Payment ledger of the General Treasurer of approved claims against the State for services rendered or damages incurred during the Dorr insurrection, May - July 1842
Dates: 1842-1843

Dorr Rebellion: Payment Vouchers

 Series — Box: Dorr Rebellion: Payment Vouchers
Identifier: C#01161
Abstract Payment vouchers - orders drawn upon the General Treasurer for services rendered during Dorr Insurrection, May - July 1842.
Dates: 1842-1843