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Virginia Public Claims: Cumberland County

Source: Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Virginia Public Claims: Cumberland County (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, [1991?]).

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The Virginia Revolutionary War Public Service Claims Court Booklets

An Introduction

The documents known as the court booklets in the Public Service Claims, Record Group 48, Virginia State Library and Archives, came into being following the Revolutionary War.  At various times during the war the General Assembly of Virginia had required the citizens individually, or the county governments acting as local procurement agencies, to provide livestock, foodstuffs, arms, and other supplies for the use of the militia and for the Virginia and Continental armies.  When the scene of action shifted to Virginia and the south during the second half of the war, military officers borrowed, bought, impressed, or sometimes simply took necessary supplies from the citizens.  Many of the officers provided certificates, or receipts, for the articles they took so that the owners could seek reimbursement from the state government or from the Congress.

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Valentine CORLEY 21½# bacon Aug. 1780 by Henry SKIPWITH Comr. State 16s-1½; 225# beef Nov. 1781 by Ben WILSON comr. State £1-17-6; 2 bu wheat Dec. 1781 for do. State 8s [total] £3-1-7½.

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John FORD for 1 waggon for militia of Powhatan County to Hillsborough June 1780 by William MAYO Capt. Cont. £15; 2 bu country made salt Nov. 1781 by Ben WILSON Comr. State £1-10 [total] £16-10.

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