The original records abstracted for this publication belong to the Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 217). The National Archives description for this specific collection of Third Auditor records is "Entry 722: Selected Final Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864." The final payment is the record of the "final" payment paid to the heirs of a pensioner after his death. If the heirs did not file for the money that was due the pensioner from the time of the receipt of his last pension payment until the time of his death, there is no final payment, only a "last" payment. An appendix includes vouchers for South Carolina found in the Rhode Island boxes.
Kathryn McPherson Gunning
1999, 8½x11, paper, indices, 356 pp.