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Catalog Number 2005.124.16
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
Subjects Peabody (Mass.)--History--Politics and government
South Danvers (Mass.)--History
South Danvers (Mass.)--Selectmen's Department
Peabody(Mass.)--Selectmen's Department
Street Lights--Accounts--Massachusetts--Peabody
Highways--Accounts--Massachusetts-Peabody
South Danvers (Mass.)--Military bounties.
Peabody (Mass.)--Military bounties.
Parent ObjectID 2014.67.2