Poor Record Keeping

Poor Record Keeping

R. St. John, accounts with the Overseers of the Poor, Hubbardston, Massachusetts, 1851-1857.

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This small volume records accounts of R. St. John of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, with the Overseers of the Poor of the town for the support of William Rogers and his family.  Listed are basic staples,  including corn meal, rye flour, potatoes, pork, meat, and occasionally fabrics such as cotton and calico, boots and shoes, and firewood. 

Adopted by Carolyn Eastman in honor of the 2011-12 Research Fellows

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