Board of Commissioners created by Act of the General Assembly approved July 2, 1842 "to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred on account of the late insurrection." $50,000 allocated with Edward S. Wilkinson, Edward W. Lawton & Stephen Branch appointed to receive, examine & audit claims against the State & draw orders upon the General Treasurer. Over 5,000 payments approved for military services or incurred expenses August 1842 to January 1846. Whole amount expended by the commission $46,046.92 including 4,343 orders drawn for military service & 714 non – military claims (Acts & Resolves of the General Assembly, 1841 - 1842, Vol. 43, p. 135; Committee Reports, Rhode Island General Assembly, Vol. 10 # 102)
Records filed under "Dorr Rebellion - Insurrectionary Claims, Board of Commissioners"