New York Militia account book
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The New York Militia account book (129 pages) is a volume of financial and personnel records for a volunteer militia based in New York City between 1802 and 1814. The accounts were recorded by Abraham Varick. The first two pages provide an index of the members and their accounts. On pages 1-3 is an overview of "cash" (contributions for refreshments, room hire, cloth, drum sticks, etc.) and "contra" (expenses for militia needs). Pages 5-119 contain accounts for the members with a ledger entry labeled "entered" for subscription payments, and "contra" for payouts of cash or balances. During the War of 1812, the militia experienced an increase in membership. The accounts for this period (1812-1814) include additional accounts for subsistence rations (pages 87-119). Page 127 lists the company's funds.
For a list of militia members see additional descriptive data.