Pauper Lists...

The following information was transcribed from some old ledger(s) found in the Farmington

Town Vault.  The information was extracted as part of the Vital Records Project.  It was NOT

printed when we did the Vital Records in 1994 simply because there was not enough room in the book.

PLEASE keep in mind the information is not intended to "insult" a family member; nor is it here to

pass judgment on anyone who might have been suffering financially, enough to require support of the

town at that time.  And because there was no complex Welfare system in the early 1820's, the town

was then required to help people who might have needed it at the time.  BUT..because there are pieces

of information contained in the following records, I felt it might be important to someone searching for

some lost soul in their line.

         ....The editor

 

Feb 17 1822 Notified the town of Chesterville that Mary Knowlton an inhabitant of that town had become chargeable in this Ru(?) and answer back April 13 1822

July 27 1822 Application made for support of Triphena Reed by John F Woods

Sept 3 1822 Rebekah Chandler brought in to this town by Peter Kitteridge, daughter, of Readfield

Sept 13 1822 Received notice from Hallowell respecting Rachel Cummings. Place on file Returned an answer back by H Belcher Esq Sept 14 stating that she was not an inhabitant of this town Copy of a letter to the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Hallowell

Farmington Sept 13 1822 Gentlemen Rachel Cummings is not an inhabitant of our town, we shall pay no charges that have arisen or may here after arise on her account. We are yours respectfully John Morrison & Thomas Parker

Jan 10 1823 Application made for support of Bethiah Prattand child, by Thomas Daggett she being sick at his house Letter to New Vineyard Overseers of the Poor Gentlemen: Bethiah Pratt an inhabitant of your town is now become chargeable in this town as a pauper we conceived it necessary to give you this information that you may order her removal or otherwise provide for her as you may judge expedient we have charged the expense which has already arise to your town and shall contiue to do so long as we are oblidged to provide for her We are gentlemen with much respect your most obedient humble servts Benjamin Belcher & Thomas Parker Overseers of the Poor The above notice delivered to Jonah Vaughn Jan 18 1823 by Aaron Stoyell

February 12 1823 Received a notice from the Overseers of the Poor of Wilton concerning Ziporah Lumbert. Placed on file

Application made for the relief of Abigail Bartlett by Elnathan Pope and others Notice given to Sylvanus Davis Feb 12 1823 Copy of letter to the Overseers of the Poor of this town of Wilton Gentlemen: Your notice respecting Ziporah Lumbert was duly received, we have made inquiry into her care and find that she was residing in Wilton the 21st of March 1821 when the late Poor act was past and we presume thereby gained a settlement in that town we therefore object to her removal to this town or to paying any charges on her account. We are gentlemen with sentiment of real esteem. Your most abled and humbled servants Thomas Parker & Benj M Belcher Overseers of the Poor

The foregoing answer to the town of Wilton was deliverd to Col Morse Apr 10 1823 May 2 1823 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Wilton that Abel Butterfield & wife had become charable in that town

June 25 1823 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Concord that Keziah Rowe had become chargeable in that town Letter on file

Nov 20 1823 Application made by Joseph Hiscock & others for the releaf of Rebekah Chandler. Notice given to Mr Eaton

Dec 22 1823 Received a notice from the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Chesterville that Samuel Judkins had become chargable in that town calling on this town for his support. Letter on file

January 11 1824 Received notice from Overseers of the Poor of New Sharon that Mary Whittier had become chargeable in that town Letter on file

March 1 1824 Received an application from Eleazer Pratt for the support of his daughter Placed on file

March 23 1824 Received notice from Overseers of New Vineyard that Emily Pain had become chargable in that town. Letter on file

April 3 1824 Received an application from Mr Tufts of Wilton by Capt Davis for the releaf of Pruda Butterfield

April 5th Capt Davis notified to provide for Eleazer Pratt's daughter

June 29 1824 Received notice from Monmouth that Caroline Freeman had become chargeable in that town Capt Davis notified to provide for her.

June 30th 1824 Received Notice from Overseers of Poor of Pittston that Sarah E Fulsom had become chargeable in that Town July 20 1824 Gentlemen In regard to Sarah E Fulsom of whom you informed us and state she is a pauper of our town, we have made considerable inquiry and consulted men who are acquainted with the law and are of the opinion that she gained a residence with her mother at the time of the passage of the Act of March 21 1821 or at the time of her mothers marriage about a year since We therefore do not consider her as belonging to this town and shall not in any way or manner provide or contribute for her support. Joseph Fairbanks Jr & Thomas Parker Overseers of the Poor

Dec 4 1824 Notice to Overseers of Chesterville Gentlemen: Rebecca Lumbert an inhabitant of Chesterville has become chargable to this town as a pauper We therefore request that you would make provision for her immediately as we shall charge her expense to your town Joseph Fairbanks Jr & Nathaniel Woods

Dec 24 1824 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of Augusta that Sarah Fulsom, daughter of Tristram Folsom and daughter of Sarah Fulsom, who has intermaried with Samuel Cummings had become chargeable in that town. Place on file January 3 1825 Gentlemen: Your notice to us respective Sarah Fulsom, daugther of Tristram Fulsom and daughter of Sarah Fulsom who has intermarried with Samuel Cummings, was received by us on the 24th of December last. This is to notify you that said Sarah Fulsom is not an inhabitant of this town, we shall therefore object to her removal to this town, and shall not pay any expense which has already or may hereafter by incured on her account by the Town of Augusta. Joseph Fairbanks Jr Thomas Parker Nath'l Woods Overseers

June 6 1825 Received notice from Overseers of Poor of Augusta respecting Samuel Judkins Placed on file June 6 1825 Gentlemen: Yours of the 4th instant came to hand this day in which you say Samuel Judkins has fallen into distress in Augusta as a pauper of our town and that you have afforded him relief as owed We would therefore inform you that we don't consider him an inhabitant of this town and shall pay no expense which has or may arise on his amount. Jos. Fairbanks Jr Joseph Russ Overseers of the Poor We do not know of said Judkins having any residence within the state

March 12 1826 Received notice from Overseers of Poor of Lewiston respecting Robert Hannaford & family. Placed on file Farmington Overseers refuted Robert Hannaford & family as inhabitants of this town P.S. Upon inquery it appears that Mr Hannaford moved into Mr Anderson's house in this town in Jan 1821 as he stated to you but we find that he engaged to carry on a Tavern in New Sharon belonging to Capt Joseph Blake which he moved into as near as we can learn the first part of the Month of March 1821 where he remained about two months He came back into this town and moved into an old house belonging to Dea. Francis Tufts where he lived until the fall following when he removed into Industry. We deem it necessary to give you the information so that you may notify New Sharon should you think proper

June 20 1826 Notice to Overseers of Freeman Gentlemen: We would inform you that Mary Kenny, Daughter of John Kenny, an inhabitant of your town has become chargeable in this Town as a pauper We therefore deem it proper to give you this information so that you may remove or otherwise provide for her as you may thing proper, we have charged the expense which had already arise, and which may hereafter arise in this town on her account as a pauper to your town. Answer from Freeman Aug 17 1826 stating that Mary Kenny is not an inhabitant of that town

Notice to the Overseers of Temple Farmington Aug 26 1826 Gentlemen: Mary Kenny an inhabitant of your town has been chargeable in this town as a pauper, this is to give you information of the same, and request you to settle to this expense as we have charged the same to your town and shall continue to should any more arise on her account October 25 1826 Received an answer from the Town of Temple denying the residence of Mary Kenny being in that town

Oct 4 1826 Application made for the support of Stephen Davis by Ezra Gibson he being sick at his house Farmington Oct 9 1826 Gentlemen: We would inform you that a young man by the name of Stephen Davis (son of Moses Davis who died in Fayette about six years since as we learn) an inhabitant of your town has become chageable in this town as a pauper we shall therefor charge the expese which has already arise and may hereafter arise to your town until you removed or otherwise provide for him. Jos Fairbanks Jr Thomas Parker To The Overseers of the Town of Fayette N B The said Davis is now very sick of a fever and of course cannot be removed in his present situation Stephen Davis removed to Fayette about the 18th of Nov by Ezra Gibson, and the expsnes of his sickness exclusive of Dr Flint's Bill paid to said Gibson by Overseers of the Town of Fayette

Apr 25 1826 Received notice from the Town of Fayette that Jacob Chandler and family was chargable in that Town as Paupers Capt Davis notified to provide for the above named Chandler and Family

Oct 5th 1826 Henry Clark gave notice that Matilda Clark, daughter of Bunker was sick at his house and in need of assistance

Application made for the support of Cyrene Green in (suknep?) by Elisha Adams she being sick at his house Nov 16 1826 Notified the Towns of Starks and Mercer respecting the above named Cyrene Green. Received answers back from said towns Dec following denying her residence being in these towns Jan 12 1827 Capt Davis notified by Maj Russ to pay the expense which had arisen on account of Cyrene Green It appearing that she had not any residence within the State

Nov 18 1826 Received notice from John Gould and others that Enoch Foot and Family was in need of assistance. Joseph Hiscock directed to furnish the same Dec 5th 1826 Wrote a notice to the Town of Wilton respecting Enoch Foot notifying them that he was assisted in this town as a pauper, calling on them to refund the same to this town he being an inhabitant of that town and said expense paid by Benjamin Learned by direction of the Overseers of the Wilton Farmington Jan 8 1827 Gentlemen: Matilda Clark, daugher of Bunker Clark an inhabitant of your town has become chargeable in this town as a pauper, this is to notiby you of the same that you may remove her or otherwise provide for her as you may think proper the expense which already arise, or may hereafter arise on her account we have and shall continue to charge to your town as long as shemay remain in expence in this town as a Pauper The above notice delivered to Timothy Woodard of Wilton

Jan 16 1827 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of Industry that Zepaniah Luce became chargeable to them as a Pauper calling on this town to provide for him Jan 20 1827 Your notice to us respecting Zephamiah Luce has been received we have made inquiry respecting his having gained a residence in this town and are of the opinion he has not We shall there fore object to his removal to this town and shall not pay any expence which has already arisen or may hereafter arise on his account Notice delivered to C Norton of Industry Jan 25 1827 Capt DAvis notified to provide for Zephamiah Luce it appearing that he had gained residence in this town

March 21 1821 To Overseers of Temple Gentlemen: We have made strict examination into the situation of Mr John Kinne at the time of the passage of the late Pauper Act and are of the opinion that he did not gain a residnce in Freeman by the same as he did not remove to that town until after the passage of that law We must therefore request the payment of the expences of Mary Kinne's sickness of which we some time since notified you; as she has now gained a residence in her own right and must foloow that of her father which we believe to be admitted to be in your town unless he has gained one in Freeman in the Bills of her expense are with Gen. Russell where you can settle them if you think proper otherwise we wish you to give an answer as soon as convenient, as it has been delayed some time. It is necessary that they should be attended to soon Thomas Parker

October received notice that Bethiah Rawlings had become chargable in that town of New Vineyard as a Pauper

Nov 20 1827 application made by Joseph Russell for releaf of Hannah French Dec 11 removed to Daniel Tuck's. Notice to Overseers of Poor Temple Dec 6 1827 Hannah French an inhabitant of your town has become chargable in this town as a pauper. The above notice delivered to Dr. Whittemore one of the Overseers of Temple Dec 8 1827 Notice to the Town of Jay calling on them for support of Hannah French Dec 25 1827 Received an answer from the Overseers of the Poor of Temple stating that Hannah French was not an inhabitant of that town Jan 3 1828 Received an answer from the Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Jay denying the residence of Hannah French in that town

Dec 27 1827 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of Avon concerning Moses Brawn and family - on file Dec 1827 Moses Brawn his wife and four children had become chargeable to your town as paupers; Mr Brawn to be an inhabitant of the town must have gained a settlement by the late pauper Law Mar 21 1821 at which time he was bound to Mr Eaton by the Overseers of the Poor of the Town in Industry for his support until he should be twenty one years of age which circumstances we cannot conceive that he was resident in this town in a capacity to gain a settlement by the passage of said act, of course must follow the residence of his father which was at that time in Industry by the Act of Incorporation he is now East and it is unknown to us whether he has gained any legal settlement since leaving Industry

Jan 3 1828 Received a notice from the Town of Jay that Jacob Chandler, wife and children was chargeable to that town as paupers Notified Capt Wendell on the 5th of January

March 28 1828 Gentlemen: This is to inform you that Moses Brawn, his wife and four children who we suppose to have a legal settlement in your town derived from Samuel Brawn, father of said Moses Brawn have become chargeable in this town as paupers, we deem it necessary to give you this information that you may remove or otherwise provide for them as you deem proper and pay the bills which have already arise on their account as we have and shall continue to charge the expenses to your town so long as they remain chargeable to this town as paupers

To the Overseers of Industry by Thomas Parker March 31 1828 Received notice from the Selectmen of Wilton that Abel Butterfield and family was chargable in that town as paupers filed notice

May 7 1828 Received an answer from the Overseers of the Poor of Industry denying the residence of Moses Brawn and family

May 6 1828 Hannah French ceased to be chargeable to the town and left Daniel Tucks

May 14 1828 Received notice from the Overseers of the Poor of Vienna concerning Winthrop French being chargeable in that town May 26 1828 Returned an answer to above notice by John Russ denying theresidence of said French and family Hannah French was chargable again in August and Sept. for medical attendance from Dr Flint due notice being given by him

Sept 25 1828 Gentlemen: Your notice respecting Jerusha Hawes has been received by us she is not an inhabitant of this town therefore object to her removal to this town and shall not pay any charges which has already arisn or may hereafter arise on her accountThomas ParkerTo Overseers of Industry

To Overseers of Temple Hannah French whom we suppose to be an inhabitant of your town is now chargable to the Town of Farmington as a pauper

Sept 29 1828 Nov 22 1828 Application made by Edward Butler for the releaf of Sarah Norton, Mr Gay noted Thomas Jeffers made application for releaf Nov 7 1828 Mr Gay notified same day Daniel Read became chargable to Mr Gays about the middle of December 1828

Nov 13th 1828 Received a notice from the town of Temple respecting Hannah French denying her residence in that town

Jan 1 1829 Received notice from Poor of Industry concerning Jerusha Hawes Placed on file

Jan 2 1829 Received notice from town of Jay rejecting Hannah French Placed on file

Jan 4 1829 Received notice from Jesse Gould respecting Joseph Eames children Placed on file January 21 1829 Letter with Jesse Gould for the expense of Joseph Eames children up to the present time, by his taking of the property of said Eames of which we have taken an inventory to the amount of the expense of said children from the time they were chargable to said Gould amounting to - $16.00 Also bound the oldest of said children viz: Jesse Gould Eames to Manley Eames and the 2nd Mary S Eames to Jesse Gould 1829 Mary 17 Bound Jotham Eames to Alva Averill of Wilton Gave town order for 50.00 Payable 6th day of April nextAgreed to pay Widow Kannady for keeping Isaac $50.00

Agreed to pay Joseph Lawrance for keeping Mr Hosmore $35.00

Agreed to pay Mrs Forsythe for keeping Sally Norton for $4.00 a week she to find all from ??? Agreed to give Jeffers $1.00 for week for 4 weeks thence .50 for 4 weeks more Apr 7 1829 Agree with Mr Wendall Apr 10th paid Wm Gay for Keeping Jotham Eames 8 weeks then B corn and 1 baked ham $8.00 Sold David Ingham the park and Hay Estimated at $10 each for keeping R Pratt $20.00 Pratt took Rhoda at $15.00 of Ingham took the (?) % of the hay

To Overseers of Industry Jan 24 1929 Your notice of December 30 1828 was rec'd concerning Jerusha Hawes therefore pay no more charges Dec 13 1828 Amount of Bills paid by the Town of Farmington for the support of Hannah French Nath'l Whittemore 8.50 Joseph Russell 9.93 David Tucks 22.50 Thomas Flint 1.34 The above bill settled by the selectmen of Temple

To the Overseers of Wilton Miss Catherine Lumber an inhabitant of your town has become chargeable as a pauper March 16 1829 Farmington Mar 2 1829 The overseers of the Poor this is to inform you that Catherine Lumbert belonging I suppose to this Town, is sick at my house and unable to support herself you are therefore requested to provide for her William Adams

April 6 1829 Received a notice from Overseers of Wilton Letter on file

Monmouth Apr 24 1829 Gentlemen: You are hereby notified that Jedediah McKenny and Jemima McKenny his wife, Phebe, Rachel and Caleb children of Jedediah and Jemima have all fallen into distress and stand in immediate need of relief in the Town of Monmouth which has furnished by said Town of Monmouth this account and at the proper charge of the Town of Farmington where they have their legal settlement you are therefore requested to remove the above named paupers without delay to the Town of Farmington or provide in some other way for their supoort and to defray the expense of their support which has or may arise on theiraccount in said Town of MonmouthOtis Norris & Otis Andrews Overseers of Monmouth

Expence of Paupers from April 6 1829 Bound Jotham Eames to Alvah Averill of Wilton until he is 21 $50. Agree to pay Widow Kanady for Keeping Isaac one year $50.00

Agreed to pay Joseph Laurance thirty five dollars for keeping Mr. Dan Hosmore for one year $35.00

To Pay Thomas Wendall for keeping Abigail Bartlett and Zephemiah Luce one year $45.00

To Pay Sam'l Bursley for keeping Watson Young and wife one year $45.00 To Pay Wm Ladd for keeping Joseph Landers one year $12.00

Paid to David Ingham for keeping Rhoda Pratt in Pork and Hay of Joseph Eames with the (?) $15.00 for keeping Old Miss June to work $20.00 for Keeping Jerusha Howes $16.00

Paid to Miss Forsythe for keeping Sarah Norton $28.00 Paid Lydia Wood for nursing $10.67 Paid Elisha Bradford for M(?) K. $20.00

May 9th Notice with Otis Norris Refusing the above paupers by me John Russ

Farmington Sept 15 1829 To the Overseers of Temple Dorcas Adams an inhabitant of your town has become chargeable in this Town of Farmington as a pauper

Farmington Sept 22 1829 To Overseers of Wilton Daniel Read an inhabitant of your town has become chargeable in this town as a pauper

Jan 27 1830 Deliverd a notice of the Overseers of Town of Portland respecting Seth Lamb a pauper of their town now chargeable in this town

May 12 1829 Moved Mrs McKenney to this Town from Monmouth with her 3 children She being the wife of Jedediah McKenney who moved to this town Feb 15 1821 Age of children: Phebe born June 30 1823 Rachel b. Apr 17 1825 Caleb b. June 4 1827 Bound Caleb to James Ridgeway until he is 21 years Jonathan Russ took Phebe until she becomes 18 years of age Joseph Butterfield took Rachel until she become 18 years of age

Apr 26 1830 Sent a letter into the Post Office at Farmington Falls notifying the Town of Leeds respecting Avean(?) Dyer a person living with Michael Dyer

April 10 Notified Avon respecting Rosannah Bates

Notified New Portland respecting Betsey Davis Apr 27

Notified Augusta respecting John Doyen Family Received no answer But Walter W Philibrick agent for Augusta came and paid the Bill amount to $29.17 May 4

Notified Strong respecting Rosannah Bates

Sent a notice to Wilton rejecting Sketup Family

June 10th gave a letter to Josiah Monroe of Waterford to put into the Post office of that town to the Overseers of the Poor of Denmark notifying them to pay the expense of Seth Lamb who has been an expense to this town

Inhabitants of Augusta to inhabitatns of Farmington To keep boarding and supporting John Doyen's wife and four children paupers of Augusta from April 9th to July 7 1830 when Walter W Philbrick came after them Philbrick paid the bill but left the family but agreed totake them whenever he should be notified

Mar 16 1831 Received notice from Town of Wilton that William Pease and family had become chargeable to that town and they had charged the same to our town April 15 1831 Answer to above notice was deliverd to John Tufts by James Butterfield refusing said paupers

June 19th 1831 Put a letter into the Post office notifying the Town of Portland respecting Stephen Dunham

Sept 14th Delivered notice to John May one of the Overseers of Winthrop that Betsy Foster has become chargeable to their town Nov 19th 1831 Answer to a letter from Portland respecting Oliver Wright Answered by letter put into the post office by Samuel Stanley rejecting said pauper

Farmington March 3 1829 Overseers of New Portland. Received your letter dated Feb 14 1832 stating that Love Butler had become chargeable in your town and that you have charged the same to our town. This is to inform you the said Love Butler is not an inhabitant of our town therefore we shall not pay any expenses

Note from Overseers of Mount Vernon. June 14 1832 respecting Benjamin K Butterfield & Family March 7th 1833 Received notice from Overseers of Weld that Amos Hosmer and family had become chargeable in that town claiming residence in this town.

March 13 1833 Notice received by Henry Johnson from Overseers of New Sharon that David Avery had become chargeable in that town. Placed on file

March 18 1833 Received notice from Isaac Porter that Caroline Taylor an inhabitant of Starks was in need of assistance at his house and made provision with Charles Savage for her releaf March 23 1833 Received notice by hand of R Goodenow from Overseers of Wilton that Lydia Baker had become chargeable in that town

Town of Starks to Town of Farmington 1833 Boarding and nursing Caroline Taylor a pauper of said Starks from March 18th to April 1st inclusive $7.00 To paid Doctors bill during said time $7.75 This bill was paid by the Selectmen of Starks on the 4th of Sept 1833 through the hand of Moses Hanscom

Monday June 17th 1833 Capt Lemuel Perham gave notice that Elenor Carmen, a daughter of Thomas Carmen was sick at his house and chargeable to the Town of Farmington

June 21 1833 Received notice from the Oversears of Carthage that John Holden were chargeable in that town Return to Carthage: Your notice respecting John Holden and his wife Susan and Mehetable, Thomas, Nancy, and Joanna children of Said John and Susan Holden has been received by us and they have no legal residence in this town we object to their removal to this town and shall pay no expense which have arisen on their account

Aug 31 1833 Rec'd notice from Overseers of Mt Vernon that Benjamin K Butterfield, his wife Sophia and Thomas A, Jackson, children of said Benjamin & Sophia are still an expense in that town and that they continue to charge the same to the town of Farmington To the Overseers of the Poor of Mt Vernon Gentlemen: Yours of the 30th of August You notify us that Benjamin Butterfield, Sophia his wife, and children Thomas and Jackson are still an expense in your town. This is to inform you said Butterfield has no legal settlement in this town that we shall not pay any expense which has already arisen or may arise on their account To the Overseers of Augusta Gentlemen: Lydia Doyen, wife of John Doyen and Sarah S Charles E David T Mary J and Julia A children of said John Doyen who have a legal settlement in your town have fallen into distress and are an expense in this town. You are requested to take them away or make some arrangement respecting them Sept 30 1833

Oct 4th 1833 Mr Joseph Butterfield being in distress and unable to support himself on account of a very sore leg applied for assistance from the town alleging that he has a legal settlement in the town of Fryeburg in this state Nov 6th 1833

Mr David Wilber Contractor the support of the Poor of the Town of Augusta called for and took away Lydia Doyen and her 4 children and settled the bill for their support amounting to sixty two dollars and sixteen cents by giving an order on the Selectmen of Augusta of which the following is a town To the Selectmen of Augusta pay to the Treasurer of the Town of Farmington sixty two dollars & sixteen cents it being due to said town of Farmington for the support of Lydia Doyen and her 4 children to this date. Nov 6 1833

Nov 19th Mr Hiram Jennings gave notice that Mr Brook was at his house and in need of assistance

Town of Fryeburg to the town of Farmington 1833 To paid Moses Butterfield for boarding Joseph Butterfield a pauper of said Fryeburg four weeks between Oct 4 & Nov 16 @ 1.25 per week - $5.00 1833 Nov 21 To paid Samuel B Norton for 2 2/3 days of said Butterfield between Nov 16th and this date

March 19th rec'd notice from Benj Dutton that Lydia Doyen and two of her children were at his house and stood in need of immediate releaf To Overseers of August: Lydia Doyen wife of John Doyen and Mary and Julia children of said Doyen having their legal settlement in the Town of Augusta have become chargeable in this town as paupers March 24 1834 The above deliverd by John Russ the paupers taken away April 13 by Mr Webber contractor for the support of the Poor of Augusta

March 31 1834 Rec'd notice from Overseer of Mt Vernon that Benj K Butterfield, Sophia his wife and Jackson, Thomas and infant child were chargable to that town alledging a settlement in this town Answer returned denying residence refusing payment

March 31 1834 To Overseers of Poor of Mt Vernon Your notice of the 29th has been received by us stating that Benjamin K Butterfield his wife Sophia, Jackson and Thomas and an infant child had all fallen into distress in your town. You had granted assistance in the account of this town where you state they have their legal settlement. We deem it necessary to state to you that the above named persons have no legal settlement in this town that we shall not pay any expense which has already arise or may hereafter arise on their account and object to their removal to this town Thomas Parker, Francis Butler & John Russ

April 7th 1834 Rec'd notice from Nathaniel Green that Mary Trafton was sick at his house and stood in need of immediate releaf agreed with Mr. Green to take suitable care of her and we pay a reasonble bill To Overseers of Industry Mary Trafton an inhabitant of your town has fallen into distress in this town and stand in need of immediate assistance, which we have afforded and charged the same to your town and will continue to do as she may remain chargeable as a pauper this notice that you may remove her or otherwise provide for her as you may deem best April 15 1834

April 16 1834 Notice from Overseers of Portland that Zachariah B Soal alias Soul was chargable in that town as a pauper calling on this town for his support Filed Farmington April 19 1834 .....we deem it necessary to give you this information as we shall not pay any expense which has already arisen or may hereafter arise in your town on his account

June 13 1834 Per notice from the Bureau of the Poor of Monmouth that Sabra Ann Wing was chargable in that town as a pauper alledging a settlement in this town Aug 1834 Answer returned by mail to the foregoing notice refusing her residence here

July 12 1834 Rec'd notice from Ephraim Cowan that Thankful Jane Fletcher Briggs was sick at his house being the daughter of Alden Briggs a minor said to be inhabant of Anson July 16 Notice forwarded to the Overseer of Anson July 15 1834 To Overseer of Anson Thankful Briggs an inhabitant of your town has fallen into distress in our town and stands in need of immediate releaf... July 22 1834 The forgoing pauper Thankful Briggs removed from this town and the bills paid by James Manter one of the Overseers of Anson Ephraim Cowans bill 10 days board 2.17 making two shirts .50 Hine & Reads bill 4 yds sheeting .44 Doz Bls & Lt Molasses .23 Dr Flint's bill to be paid to William Flint of Anson where the Dr will receive it.

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