The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 14, July 1910 - April, 1911 Page: 2
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
they were payable, mounting large to meet a growing desperate sit-
The expenditures of 1861 do not reveal the state of war except
those for the Constitutional Convention and for the regiment order-
ed raised by the convention. Total warrants drawn for these pur-
poses aniounted to $79,870.33 of which only $2,139.35 was for the
regiment. The total net expenditures for the year were $577,593.51.
The total net expenditures for the war period proper, or from
August 31, 1861, to June 8, 1865, were $4,863,790.55.2 The por-
tion of this that was of a military character is $3,180,275.97.
This amount does not represent fully, however, the expenditure
attributable to the war. To obtain this amount there should be
added to military expenditures those for hospital facilities and for
the support of the needy families of Texas soldiers. In 1862 and
1863 warrants drawn on account of the hospital fund were $104,-
493.58, for the soldiers' families, $306,305.74; in 1864 and 1865
the amounts were $107,446.02 and $1,127,814.73 for the respective
services,-or a total for the four years of $1,646,060.07. There
were refunds of $41,950.77, leaving a net amount of $1,604,109.30.
The amount of these warrants that was paid cannot be stated.
Since after 'May 28, 1864, civil appropriations and those for the
support of soldiers' families were payable in treasury warrants, it
may be assumed safely that the warrants drawn in 1862 and 1863
were paid and were therefore included in the Comptroller's items
of expenditures. Because of this element of conjecture, however,
no attempt is made to state the absolute amount of expenditures
incident to the war, but to rest content with the statement that
more than three-fourths of the expenditures were attributable to it.
A part of the military expenditures were chargeable to the Con-
federate States' government, and for such the state had a claim
for refund. The reports do not indicate that there were any such
refunds, but at the close of the war the Confederate government
was indebted to the state in the sum of $399,751.90 for ordnance,
quartermaster, medical, and such stores.2
'For annual gross expenditures, see Appendix A, p. 20.
2Report of Comptroller, 1863-1865, p. 14.
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