South Carolina Archives
Accounts Audited of Claims Growing out
of the Revolution in South Carolina, 1775-1856 (Microcopy No. 8)
CREATOR: Dept. of Archives and History. Archives
and Publications Division.
TITLE: Accounts audited of claims growing out of the Revolution in South
Carolina, 1775-1856 (Microcopy No. 8)
VOLUME: 165.00 microfilm reels
ARRANGEMENT: Series arranged alphabetically by claimant.
SUMMARY SCOPE NOTE: This series, consists of a microfilm edition, also included is a digital copy available from the SCDAH website, of
more than ten thousand files, is made up of documents that were presented by
citizens to the treasury to support their claims for military service, supplies,
and other contributions rendered the state during the latter part of the
Revolutionary War. Generally included are auditor's papers, interest-bearing
certificates called principal indents, and treasury and legislative papers that
were related to claims.
Most files contain an auditor's cover paper giving the name of the claimant, a
brief description of the service provided, the amount of the claim and its adjusted value, and, if an indent was issued, its number and
the claimant's signature verifying its receipt, and occasionally, remarks by the
auditor or by one of the commissioners appointed to receive and adjust the
claims outside Charleston.
In addition, files may contain receipts and affidavits that attest to the
validity of the claim and documents concerning the disposition of indents.
Claims for military service are often supported by documents that show the dates
and places of service and the name of the commanding officer. Claims for
civilian service usually include a list of the supplies provided or describe the
nature of the service as well as when, where, and to whom the service was given. Many files contain documents
that authorize the treasurers to deliver an indent to a third party. Some
files, however, may only contain the auditor's cover paper and a scrap of paper
to support an individual's claim.
INDEX/FINDING AID: Names of the claimants (file
holders) are indexed in the repository's On-line Combined Index to Multiple
Record Series, 1675-1929, and in the Combined Alphabetical Index produced by the repository on computer output microfilm (COM) in 1991. A card file index
available in the repository also indexes many, but not all, of the names
mentioned in the files and is reproduced on Roll 165 of this microfilm
publication. In this card file the names of the claimants (file holders) are
underlined. The accounts audited and their finding aids are described in more
detail in an introductory pamphlet to the microcopy. Personal names, geographic
locations, and subjects mentioned in the Petitions to the General Assembly,
Committee Reports, and Resolutions that were filed in this series in the
twentieth century are included in the repository's On-line Index to Legislative
Papers, 1782-1866, and in a computer output microfilm index to General Assembly
papers produced by the repository in 1991. The numeric code 0015 003 was used to designate this series in the computer output microfilm indexes.
ADDITIONAL FORM: The first 300 files in the series (through Isaac
Barnard) were published in three printed volumes: A. S. Salley, editor, Accounts
Audited of Revolutionary Claims Against South Carolina (Columbia: S.C.: Printed
for the Historical Commission of South Carolina by the State Company, 1935-1943). Many of the legislative papers now in these files were not present
when these volumes were printed.
REPRODUCTION NOTE: Entire series available on microfilm produced by this
LOCATION OF ORIGINALS: Original series is a part of the records of the
Comptroller General in the holdings of the repository.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Related records may be found through Sources for the
American Revolution at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, a
guide compiled by Charles H. Lesser and available on the repository's website.
HIERARCHICAL NOTE: Forms part of the records of the Archives and
Publication Division of the South Carolina
Dept. of Archives and History.