Treasurer and Comptroller: War of 1812 Pay Vouchers


The Treasurer and Comptroller's, War of 1812 pay vouchers (Boxes 75-88) were issued in lieu of cash by the governor after the auditor had validated a claim. The vast majority of the certificates were issued for military service by detached militia, either those called out to defend the coast in 1813 or companies ordered to rendezvous at Wadesboro, Anson County, in 1815. A few of the vouchers were for supplies furnished to the army. The certificates are on pre-printed forms with the blanks filled in, and show voucher number, date of issue, the soldier's name and rank, his captain's name and county, and the amount due. When a voucher was redeemed, it was cancelled by punching a hole through it. Vouchers are for 31 counties only.

For more information about the War of 1812 vouchers, see the guide to the Treasurer and Comptroller's Papers or the online catalog. The vouchers are also available for free in the State Archives' digital collection.