|Scope: The records encompass a wide range of receipts, reports, rosters, and other documents pertaining to the finances of state government, from 1809 to 1879 (bulk 1840 - 1870). The largest portion of the records comprise receipts from state and local institutions acknowledging receipt of state funds. Similarly, there are many orders for payment to various government institutions. Militia rosters and special claims made against the state also appear. There are several records related to special safety, agriculture, school, and town surplus funds.