Records Relating to State Allotment Commissioner | State Archives Catalog
State Allotment Commissioner established by General Assembly Resolution (#2) approved September 6, 1862. Governor authorized to appoint suitable person to assist allotment two Commissioners appointed for Rhode Island by the President of the United States to receive & disburse monies transmitted by Rhode Island soldiers belonging to regiments & batteries in the field for the benefit of their families (Acts & Resolves, 1862, Vol. 33, p. 122). First State Commissioner George B. Holmes appointed September 13, 1862 (resigned July 1, 1863). Succeeded by Colonel Amos D. Smith 3rd Additional paymasters & commissioners employed to process & receive funds or travel to the various regiments included Colonel John Talbot Pitman, Major William Munroe, Daniel D. Lyman & Henry M. Amsbury. Cashier at the Providence Office was Cyrus Dyer.
Records filed under "State Allotment Commissioner"
09 09.06 1636-1760 State Allotment Commissioner Bills Paid, 1862-1866
09 09.06 1636-1761 State Allotment Commissioner Bounties Paid, Fourteenth Regiment, 1864
09 09.06 1636-1762 State Allotment Commissioner Cash Advances, Fourteenth Regiment, 1863-1864
09 09.06 1636-1763 State Allotment Commissioner Cash Books, 1863-1866
09 09.06 1636-1764 State Allotment Commissioner Letter Press Books, 1864-1865