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|Creator||Great Britain. Audit Office.|
|Title||Audit Office : AO 13. Claims, American Loyalists - Series II : selections|
MG 14 A O 13
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Exchequer and Audit Department, familiarly known as the Audit Office, the principal auditing agency of the British central government, was created in 1866 to be the modern replacement of the old Exchequer. The Audit Office was concerned with accounts of expenditures related to colonial administration and military and naval actions associated with the acquisition and defence of colonies, including the British North American colonies which later became Canada and the United States of America.
This collection consists of documentation accumulated by the Commissioners appointed to hear, inquire into and decide upon claims for losses and sufferings by Loyalists, or for furnishing supplies for the British Army and Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary War.