|Object Name||Book, Record|
|Scope & Content||
In 1855, the records included accounts payable for:
Highway Wards, Extra expenses on highways and bridges, Snow bills, Gravel, Liquors & Expenses, Printing and Stationary, Health, Services of Constables, Salaries of Town Officers, Books for poor children, Postage & Freight, Special and Miscellaneous.
1857 includes a special column for the costs related to the Peabody Reception books.
By 1858, expenses for a Night Watch and Lighting the streets begin.
In 1859, the lighting of streets changes to Gas and care of street lamps.
In 1861, the budget begins to include expenses for the Health Department.
In 1862, a column for Aid to families of Volunteers is entered, as well as bounties for the volunteers. By 1863, this changes to State Aid.
|Access Conditions||Restricted to use in Sutton Room or Research Room.|
|Physical characteristics||Bound, handwritten volume.|
|Creator||Town of South Danvers and Peabody|
|Title||Selectmen's Department Records.|
|Level of description||Item|
|Copyrights||All copyrights belong to the Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA|
|Collection||Local History Resource Center|
Peabody (Mass.)--History--Politics and government
South Danvers (Mass.)--History
South Danvers (Mass.)--Selectmen's Department
South Danvers (Mass.)--Military bounties.
Peabody (Mass.)--Military bounties.