Dorr Rebellion: Insurrectionary Claims
Series — Volume: Dorr Rebellion: Insurrectionary Claims
Scope and Contents
Record book containing the names of 5,057 members of the state militia, independent chartered companies, private citizens or entities who received payment for military duty performed, services rendered or damages incurred during suppression of Dorr rebellion, May - July 1842
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Claims authorized 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 board of commissioners to receive, examine & audit claims against the State. Commanding offers of militia & chartered companies required to furnish rolls of men engaged along with the number of days in service. Allocation of $1.00 per day authorized with claims terminated after August 1, 1842 (Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly, 1841 – 1842, Vol. 43, p. 135). Over 5,000 payments approved for military services or incurred expenses August 1842 to January 1846 including one woman, Catherine Hunt of Bristol who received compensation for four days service as a volunteer. Whole amount expended by the commission totaled $46,046.92. 4,343 orders drawn for military service & 714 non – military claims (Committee Reports, Rhode Island General Assembly, Vol. 10 # 102)
.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume) ; Volume 8" x 13" x 1"
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
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