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These are petitions to the Provincial Congress or (during its recesses) the Committee of Safety or Council of Safety, requesting appointments, relief, or other favors. The petitions are from individuals or local committees and make such requests as: for appointments as military officers or regimental surgeons; permission to travel; reimbursements for losses suffered at the hands of soldiers lodged in homes; pardon or release of imprioned loyalists or suspected loyalists; permission to export goods; election of "deputies" to the Provincial Congress; and payment due to militia troops or for other services or supplies
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These are records of sales by the Commissioners of Forfeitures of lands confiscated from Loyalists during the Revolution -- Two volumes record land sales in the Western District, 1784-1788, and one disbound list records sales in the Eastern District, 1784-1788, providing the following information: date of sale; name of purchaser; by whom forfeited (Eastern District only); price; lot number and location; acreage (Eastern District only); and date of deed (Western District only)
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This series contains files documenting the placement, with State financial aid, of hundreds of bronze tablets commemorating sites of historical significance in the colonial, revolutionary, or state formative periods -- This series does not contain information on the thousands of iron roadside markers erected under the same legislative appropriation
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This series consists of sworn declarations of military service and real and personal property made by Revolutionary War veterans who intended to apply for pensions under an act of Congress passed on March 18, 1818 -- Each affidavit gives the date, name of applicant, his age, present residence, former military rank, physical disability if any, and a statement of his war service. The declaration further states that the applicant is a citizen of the U.S. and has not sold or put in trust any property since passage of the act. There follows a schedule of his real and personal property. The signature or mark of the applicant is at the end of the declaration. Appended to it is the certificate of a clerk of the Supreme Court of Judicature attesting to the value of the property listed on the schedule. All but one of the applicants resided in Albany County. The declarations of property could be made in any court of record. The overwhelming majority of them were made not in the Supreme Court of ... Read More
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This is a list of "Pierce's Certificates" issued to New York State soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War. The certificates may have been issued by a private individual or bank, or by the federal government to avoid cash payments at a time when money was scarce. The list shows voucher number; date; to whom issued; certificate number; principal; and date interest commences
New York State Archives
This volume of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence provides individuals with information on whether specified Revolutionary War soldiers appear in such records as: Militia Payroll; Audited Accounts; Records of Forfeited Land; and other financial records in the Comptroller's Office relating to the Revolutionary War. These reference requests were based upon Comptroller's records relating to the War now in the holdings of the State Archives
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This series consists of material related to the production of publications, television programs, and motion picture films by the New York American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Records include subject and correspondence files of Dr. William A. Polf, director of publications, and Thomas E. Felt, director of film production. Also included are draft film scripts and comments; ca. 750 photographs and an equal number of negatives; ca. 150 slides; budgetary material; draft articles and publication manuscripts; ca. 12 motion picture films; 3 audio tapes; copies of publications produced by the commission; annual reports; and other material related to the production of publications and motion pictures
New York State Archives
The bulk of this correspondence relates to the State's observance of the 150th anniversary of the punitive expedition led by General John Sullivan and General James Clinton against the Iroquois tribes in 1779 -- This correspondence was compiled by Peter Nelson, Secretary of the Advisory Committee on the Commemoration of the Sullivan Campaign, a Committee established by the legislature in 1928. The series also contains the correspondence of the Supervisor of Public Records, a position in the Division of Archives and History held by Peter Nelson prior to 1926 and after 1931

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