A Guide to the Land Office Accounts and Fees Books, 1859-1888
An accounting day book is a simple chronological list of the day's transactions, both debits paid in cash or granted in credit. Usually accompanying a day book was the ledger that kept track of the accounts of individuals or companies granted credit.
Land Office Accounts and Fees Books documents fees paid by cash or credit for services rendered. Types of fees include copies of patents delivered, patent filing fees, Spanish land grant translations, and installment payments on land purchased.
The Land Office Fees Day-Book includes a row listing the name of customer, description of fee being paid, and amount of fee. The row also includes number that may refer to the individuals section in an accounts ledger that no longer exists.
The Land Office Fees and Salary Accounts of Land Classifiers includes the name of land classifier, date paid and amount paid.
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[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Land Office Accounts and Fees Books (LGR.DBK). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
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