Thomas King, Sr.



Public Service Claims

Title LinkKing, Thomas.
Gen. note Commissioner’s book(s): III, p. 356; IV, p. 345.
Note Place of residence: Louisa County.
Note Court booklet(s): p. 10, 41.
Note Certificates: 1.
Note Lists: I, p. 1; II, p. 2.
Summary The certificates issued by the commissioners of the provision law include date, a description of the item impressed including its value, and the name of the owner of the item. Court booklets and lists compiled by the county courts contain excerpts from the court proceedings and lists of authenticated certificates. The commissioner’s books recorded the date payment was authorized, the name of the claimant, and a description of the property.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Court Booklets and Lists (reels 1-4) (arranged by county).

Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Certificates (reels 8-18) (arranged by county).

Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Commissioner’s Books (Nos. 1-3, reel 5; Nos. 4-5, reel 6).
Biog./Hist. Note During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts.
Related Work These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal LinkKing, Thomas.
Subject -Geographic LinkVirginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Equipment and supplies.

LinkVirginia. -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Claims
Genre/Form LinkClaims -- Virginia -- Louisa County.
Added Entry LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783.

LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Certificates, 1780-1783.

LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner’s books, 1783.