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Maine Pauper Accounts, June 1810

Source: Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Begun and Held at Boston, in the County of Suffolk, on Wednesday, the Thirtieth Day of May, Anno Domini, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ten. (Boston, Mass.: Dams, Rhoades & Co., printers, 1810).

Massachusetts (of which Maine was then a part) was obliged to reimburse towns for the support of paupers who lacked "settlement" in the Commonwealth. These were often people born abroad or in other states. The Committee on Accounts reported in June 1810 that "there are due to the corporations and persons hereafter mentioned, the sums set to their names respectively; which, when allowed and paid, will be in full discharge of the said accounts to the several dates therein mentioned."

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Bristol, for boarding and clothing William How and Lewis Joiace to 1st June, 1810, $80 74
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Cape Elizabeth, for boarding, clothing, and nursing Abraham Bircks, and James Ramsbottom to 21st May, 1810, $70 29
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Hiram District, for boarding and clothing Daniel Hickey to 14th May, 1810, $24

Lincolnville, for boarding and clothing Timothy Cox and Alexander White to 3d June, 1810, 72 20

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North-Yarmouth, for boarding, clothing and doctoring William Campbell, to 31st May 1810, $34 25

Portland, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring sundry paupers, to 1st June, 1810, 1031 32

Readfield, for boarding clothing, and doctoring Collin Cameron and Edward Burges to 17th May, 1810, 69 27

St. George, for boarding and clothing Robert Hawes, Eleanor Matthews, and William Benson to 2d June, 1810, 132 60

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Topsham, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring William Proctor to 28th May, 1810, $96 54

Vassalborough, for boarding, clothing, and doctoring James Leister and Abigal Fairbrother to 26th May 1810, 48 96