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Treasury Dept. - General Accounting - Day Books

Identifier: 011-02-002

Scope and Contents

These volumes are the journals of initial entry containing a day-by-day account of receipts into and disbursements from the State Treasury. The format varies from time to time, usually in that the amount of detailed description of the entries decreased as the years passed. Volumes covering years prior to 1843 usually give a full description of both receipts and disbursements, showing not only the name of the person involved in the transaction but also for what purpose the transaction was made. After 1843 disbursements show the type of warrant under which the payment was made and the appropriation fund (civil establishment, etc.) to which it was charged but not the name of the recipient nor the purpose. After 1876 disbursements only show the type of warrant and the warrant number. Usually entries for receipts show the date, the source of the revenue, the receipt number and the amount; and entries for disbursements give the date, whether by legislative or executive warrant, the warrant number and the amount. Beginning with 1934 receipts and disbursements are divided into two categories, general fund and reserved fund, with a total for the two. Until 1878 the spines of the volumes bear the word Journal; afterwards the term Cash Book appears.


  • Created: 1796-1960


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13.75 Cubic Feet

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Arrangement Note

The names of the persons involved in the transactions are indexed.

Related Materials

The entries in these volumes after 1859 are also included in series 11-2-3, "Monthly Summary 3ournal of Receipts and Disbursements."

Treasury Dept. - General Accounting - Day Books
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