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Title: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures, 1734-1805Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Collection Identifier: MS  7248

Primary Creator: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor

Extent: 1226.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Almshouses — Records — Massachusetts — Historical, Boston (Mass.). — Overseers of the Poor, Boston (Mass.). — Selectmen, Child Labor — Massachusetts — Boston — History, Children — Massachusetts — Poverty, Indentured Servants, Massachusetts — Social Life and Customs, Poor — Massachusetts — Boston, Public Welfare — Records — Massachusetts — Historical

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains 1,212 indentures that document the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Boston efforts to manage the children of the poor by placing them in house-holds where these children would have food, clothing, and shelter and receive a basic education in exchange for their labor. While the majority of the children were bound out to do housework, including knitting and sewing and farmwork, the indentures also document the kinds of trades that were open to young males in the 18th century such as weaver, shoemaker, and blacksmith. In addition, the towns and families into which the children were put into service as well as the attitudes of child rearing and literacy are also documented. Finally, the indentures serve as a record of the influence of Puritan values on social welfare in Boston.

Collection Historical Note

From 1630-1692, Boston’s poor were the responsibility of the Town Selectmen who believed that the welfare of the individual should come second to the religious and secular needs of the community and conversely, that the community had a responsibility to the welfare of the individual. Thus, poverty was viewed in both financial and moral terms, and the only way to remedy it was through a well-regulated family.  Consequently, the children of parents who needed poor relief or who were not being raised according to religious and social standards were removed from the home and bound out to a master who would provide daily maintenance and basic education in exchange for labor. The Boston Overseers of the Poor was established in 1692 by an act that called for children who had no visible means of support to be placed in either a home or in some kind of employment that would benefit both them and the public. In addition, this act stipulated that the female child should be bound out until she was eighteen, or time of marriage, and the male until he was 21. In 1720, it became the responsibility of the master to teach their male apprentices how to read and write and later arithmetic, and their female apprentices how to read. Eventually females were taught arithmetic and how to write. By 1735, there were twelve Overseers in Boston, one for each ward whose responsibility it was to remove children from families that were poor or where parents were considered unsuited to raising children or from the Almshouse, and to bind them out to appropriate masters. There were about 1,100 children bound out by the Overseers between 1734 and 1805.

Subject/Index Terms

Almshouses — Records — Massachusetts — Historical
Boston (Mass.). — Overseers of the Poor
Boston (Mass.). — Selectmen
Child Labor — Massachusetts — Boston — History
Children — Massachusetts — Poverty
Indentured Servants
Massachusetts — Social Life and Customs
Poor — Massachusetts — Boston
Public Welfare — Records — Massachusetts — Historical

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Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Related Materials: MS x Ch. A. 2.36   Memorandum to the General Court by Daniel Gookin concerning Indian children who were put into service to the English. The names and ages of the children, the names of their relations, the places where they belonged, and the names of the persons with whom they were placed are included. Dated  10 August 1675.

Preferred Citation: Boston (Mass.) Overseers of the Poor Indentures, MS 7248. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Kimberly Reynolds, August 2014.

Other Note: Conservation generously underwritten by the Associates of the Boston Public Library and the Yale Class of 1955 in honor of David McCullough.


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Folder 707: Servant: Harley, Benjamin. Master: Brewer, John. Town of Master: Boston, 3 November 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 708: Servant: Harley, Benjamin. Master: Dickman, William. Town of Master: Boston, 14 May 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 709: Servant: Plant, John. Master: Ruggles, Timothy Jr. Town of Master: Hardwick, 4 June 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 709a: Selectmen of the town of Harwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Timothy Ruggles, Jr., 3 September 1767Add to your cart.
Item 709b: A.D.S. by Edward Chaloner that John Plant served three years in the Continental Service., 4 May 1777Add to your cart.
Item 709c: Timothy Ruggles, Jr. A.L.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston regarding John Plant's time in the Continental Service., n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 710: Servant: White, Hannah. Master: Fullerton, James. Town of Master: Boothbay, 20 July 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 710a: Selectmen of the town of Boothbay. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Fullerton, 10 December 1772Add to your cart.
Folder 711: Servant: McNear, Robert. Master: Husey(?) [Hussey]. Stephen. Town of Master: Nantucket, 4 March 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 712: Servant: Jones, Edward. Master: Gregg, William. Town of Master: Londonderry, N.H., 2 April 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 713: Servant: Shepard [Shephard], Michael. Master: Hayden, John. Town of Master: Hopkinton, 8 July 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 713a: Selectmen of the town of Hopkington. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for John Hayden, 7 March 1768Add to your cart.
Folder 714: Servant: Burdeway, Thomas. Master: Howe, Edward Compton. Town of Master: Boston, 1 September 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 715: Servant: Richardson, Margarett. Master: Howland, Benjamin. Town of Master: Bowdoinham, 25 June 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 716: Servant: Hunt, Benjamin. Master: Hicks, John. Town of Master: Boston, 4 August 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 717: Servant: McColloch, Elizabeth. Master: Williams, Israel Jr. Town of Master: Hatfield, 22 June 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 717a: Selectmen of the town of Hatfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Israel Williams, Jr., 17 June 1773Add to your cart.
Folder 718: Servant: Warren, William. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 4 June 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 781a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Paul Mandell, 11 November 1770Add to your cart.
Folder 719: Servant: Condon, Thomas. Master: Dexter, Samuel. Town of Master: Dedham, 6 July 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 720: Servant: Laha, John Wallis. Master: Stacy [Stacey], Joseph. Town of Master: Marblehead, 3 September 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 720a: Selectmen of the town of Marblehead. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Stacy, 2 September 1773Add to your cart.
Folder 721: Servant: Dumaresque, Ann. Master: Parks, Elisha. Town of Master: Westfield, 12 October 1773Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 721a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Elisha Paraks, 6 November 1773Add to your cart.
Folder 722: Servant: Crosby, Ann. Master: McKean [Mckeen], William. Town of Master: Boston, 20 September 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 723: Servant: Ross, Katharine. Master: Stone, James. Town of Master: Western, 20 January 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 723a: Selectmen of the town of Western. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Stone, [1774?]Add to your cart.
Folder 724: Servant: Barratt, William Cogsell. Master: Loring, Nathaniel Jr. Town of Master: Pembroke, 4 February 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 724a: Selectmen of the town of Pembroke. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Nathaniel Loring, Jr., 29 January 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 725: Servant: Herne, Margarett. Master: Allis, Josiah. Town of Master: Hatfield, 20 April 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 726: Servant: Grimes, John. Master: Foster, Solomon. Town of Master: Littleton, 6 April 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 726a: Selectmen of the town of Littleton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Solomon Forster, 1 April 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 727: Servant: Kennedy, James. Master: Lamman, James. Town of Master: Boston, 6 April 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 728: Servant: Smith, William. Master: Hatch, Asa. Town of Master: Malden, 10 March 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 728a: Selectmen of the town of Malden. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Asa Hatch, 10 March 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 729: Servant: Barratt, Joseph. Master: Allis, Josiah. Town of Master: Hatfield, 20 April 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 729a: Selectmen of the town of Hatfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Josiah Allis, 27 April 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 730: Servant: Bell, James. Master: Wright, James. Town of Master: Pelham, 27 April 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 730a: Selectmen of the town of Pelham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Wright, 23 August 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 731: Servant: Davis, David. Master: Saxton, Stephen. Town of Master: Southwick, 17 May 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 731a: Selectmen of the town ofSouthwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Stephen Saxton, 9 May 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 732: Servant: Whitty, John. Master: Jordan, Richard. Town of Master: Milton, 6 July 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 732a: Selectmen of the town of Milton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Richard Jordan, 27 June 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 733: Servant: Aish, John. Master: Tabb [Tab], Nicholas.Town of Master: Boston, 4 May 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 734: Servant: Crosby, John. Master: Bass, Benjamin. Town of Master: Boston, 8 June 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 735: Servant: Whitty, Eleanor. Master: Barrows, Benjamin. Town of Master: Attleborough, 5 July 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 735a: Selectmen of the town of Attleborough. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin Barrows, 27 June 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 736: Servant: Taylor, James. Master: Lee, Joseph. Town of Master: Concord, 2 November 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 736a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Lee, 4 July 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 737: Servant: Greenough, Samuel. Master: Lewis, Joseph. Town of Master: Lancaster, 19 August 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 737a: Selectmen of the town of Lancaster. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Lewis, 17 August 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 738: Servant: Burgain, Robert. Master: Eddy, Benjamin. Town of Master: Boston, 7 July 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 739: Servant: Hartshorn, William. Master: Sargeant, Nathan. Town of Master: Leicester, 23 February 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 740: Sevant: Whitman, Hannah. Master: Ballard, Joseph. Town of Master: Boston, 26 November 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 739a: Sargeant, Nathan. A.LS. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Leicester, 17 August 1789Add to your cart.

Requesting that the Overseers of the Poor exchange the Indenture of William Hartshorn in lieu of the fulfullment of his apprenticeship.

Verso: Nason, Jospeh, Overseer. A.L.S. to Capt. Partridge; Boston, 24 August 1789.  Requesting that he exchange toe Indenture.

Folder 741: Servant: Blanchard, Oliver. Master: Williams, Samuel. Town of Master: Springfield, 3 November 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 742: Servant: Condon, Philip. Master: Cunnable, Samuel Jr. Town of Master: Bernardston, 27 October 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 742a: Selectmen of the town of Bernardston. A.D.S. to the Selectmen of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Cunnable, Jr., 24 October 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 743: Servant: Powell, Jeremiah. Master: Bowman, Jonathan. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 5 March 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 743a: Selectmen of the twon of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Bowman, 4 April 1774Add to your cart.
Folder 744: Servant: Akley, William. Master: Downes, Shubael. Town of Master: Boston, 6 October 1774Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 745: Servant: Cleverly, John. Master: Graves, Aaron. Town of Master: Palmer, 1 March 1775Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 745a: Selectmen of the town of Palmer. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Aaron Graves, 16 February 1775Add to your cart.
Folder 746: Servant: Wheeler, Elizabeth. Master: Simpson, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Boston, 6 March 1775Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 747: Servant: Munn, Susanna. Master: Young, William. Town of Master: Worcester, 11 January 1775Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 747a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Young, 16 January 1775Add to your cart.
Folder 748: Servant: Draper, Sarah. Master: Druitt, John. Town of Master: Boston, 17 February 1775Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 749: Servant: Barber, Elizabeth. Master: Thurber, James. Town of Master: Rehoboth, 9 December 1776Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 749a: Selectmen of the town of Rehoboth. A.L.S. to the Overseers of the town of Boston; Rehoboth, 8 November 1776Add to your cart.
Requesting that the Overseers allow Elizabeth Barber to remain with James Thurber
Folder 750: Servant: Wilks, John. Master: French, Thomas. Town of Master: Conway, 7 November 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 751: Servant: Downes [Downs], Sarah. Master: Buss, John. Town of Master: Fitchburg, 6 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 752: Servant: Flowers, Thomas. Master: Crooks, John. Town of Master: Westborough, 2 January 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 752a: Selectmen of the town of Westborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Crooks, 1 January 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 753: Servant: Trevaty, John. Master: Weld, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Roxbury, 1 January 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 754: Servant: Nicholson, Robert. Master: Douglass, Asa. Town of Master: Hancock, 5 February 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 753a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Weld, 26 December 1776Add to your cart.
Folder 755: Servant: Baker, Lydia. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 13 February 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 756: Servant: Trevally, Francis. Master: Douglass, Asa. Town of Master: Hancock, 17 April 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 757: Servant: Edwards, John. Master: Fobes, William. Town of Master: Norwich, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 756a: Selectmen of the town of Norwich. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Willaim Forbes, 4 February 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 758: Servant: Glossip, Joseph. Master: Sheppard, David. Town of Master: Murrayfield, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 757a: Selectmen of the town of Murrayfield. A.D.S. to the[ Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for David Sheppard, 3 March 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 759: Servant: Goodwin, Richard. Master: Williams, John. Town of Master: Rutland, 19 February 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 578a: Selectmen of the town of Rutland. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Williams ., 3 March 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 760: Servant: Remick, Abraham. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 13 February 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 759a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Paul Mandell, 8 February 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 761: Servant: Pope, Joseph. Master: Morse, Joseph Jr. Town of Master: Sturbridge, 18 April 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 760a: Selectmen of the town of Sturbridge. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Morse, Jr., 14 April 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 762: Servant: Harris, Margaret. Master: Hatch, David. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 31 May 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 761a: Selectmen of the town of Pownalborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for David Hatch, 9 March 1778?Add to your cart.
Folder 763: Servent: Tuckerman, Jacob. Master: Warren, James. Town of Master: Plymouth, 14 June 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 762a: Selectmen of the town of Plymouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Warren, 24 May 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 764: Servant: Stewart, James Keeth. Master: Washburn, Seth. Town of Mater: Leicester, 9 August 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 763a: Selectmen of the town of Leicester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Seth Washburn, 39 August 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 765: Servant: Scott, Benjamin. Master: Goodhue, William Jr. Town of Master: Salem, 22 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 764a: Selectmen of the town of Salem. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Goodhue, 19 March 1777Add to your cart.
Item 764b: Selectmen of the town of Salem [?]. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Request for dismissal of Benjamin Scott from Indenture, 26 July 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 766: Servant: Pitts, Samuel. Master: Taylor, Edward. Town of Master: Westfield, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 765a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Edward Taylor, 7 february 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 767: Servant: Taylor, John. Master: Putnam, Tarrant. Town of Master: Fulton, 3 October 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 767a: Selectmen of the town of Fulton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Tarrant Putnam, 13 October 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 768: Servant: Clear, Susann. Master: Alden, Ichabod. Town of Master: Duxborough, 31 May 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 768a: Selectmen of the town of Duxborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ichabad Alden, 6 June 1777Add to your cart.
Item 768b: Ramsdale, Nehemiah, Administrator. A.D.S. [to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of  Boston] certifying that Susann Clear ilves with her mistress in Duxborough and is entitled to some money from her grandfather's (Tuckey Clear) estate., n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 769: Servant: Harris, Samuel. Master: Rose, Zebulon. Town of Master: Norwich, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 769a: Selectmen of the town of Norwich. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Zebulon Rose, 4 March 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 770: Servant: Jones, Mary. Master: Fletcher, Thomas. Town of Master: New Braintree, 8 April 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 770a: Selectmen of the town of New Braintree. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Fletcher, 10 March 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 771: Servant: Hannets, George Mattson. Master: Ware, Jonathan. Town of Master: Norwich, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 771a: Selectmen of the town of Norwich. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Johathan Ware, 4 January 1776Add to your cart.
Folder 772: Servant: Stuart, James. Master: Lyman, Timothy. Town of Master: Murrayfield, 18 March 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 772a: Selectmen of the town of Murrayfield. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Timothy Lyman, 31 January 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 773: Servant: Emmons, Sarah. Master: Leverett, Mary. Town of Master: Boston, 30 July 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 774: Servant: Emmons, Sarah. Master: Leverett, Mary. Town of Master: Boston, 30 July 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 775: Servant: Lucas, Matthew. Master: Barber, Oliver. Town of Master: Weston, 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 776: Servant: Harris, Mary. Master: Cushing, Charles. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 777: Servant: Sloane, Isabella. Master: Eaton, Nathaniel. Town of Master: Lancaster, 24 July 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 777a: Selectmen from the town of Lancaster. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Nathaniel Eaton, 15 July 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 778: Servant: Lucas, Matthew. Master: Barber, Oliver. Town of Master: Weston, 14 June 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 778a: Selectmen of the town of Weston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Oliver Barber, 13 May 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 779: Servant: Williams, Martha. Master: Fisher, Daniel. Town of Master: Dedham, 1777Add to your cart.
Item 779a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Fisher: Boston, 25 June 1777Add to your cart.
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Folder 780: Servant: Harris, Mary. Master: Cushing, Charles. Town of Master: Pownalborough, 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 781: Servant: Kiltey, Mary. Master: Fosgate, Ezekiel. Town of Master: Bolton, 24 September 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 781a: Selectmen of the town of Bolton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ezekiel Fosgate, 4 August 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 782: Servant: Baker, John Cullam. Master: Vose, Benjamin. Town of Master: Milton, 23 September 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 782a: Selectmen of the town of Milton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Benjamin vose, 10 December 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 783: Servant: Delarue, Samuel. Master: Warner, Moses. Town of Master: Amherst, 18 November 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 784: Servant: Young, Anna. Master: Lee, John Jr. Town of Master: Westfield, 12 November 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 784a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the alms house at Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Lee, Jr., 8 November 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 785: Servant: Taylor, Samuel. Master: Partridge, Thaddeus. Town of Master: Roxbury, 12 June 1777Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 785a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston. Endorsement Certificate for Thaddeus Partridge, 7 June 1777Add to your cart.
Folder 786: Servant: Jerrell, John. Master: Horsley, Joseph. Town of Master: Shelburne, 25 June 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 786a: Selectmen of the town of Shelburne. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of  the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Horsley, 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 787: Servant: Dunn, William. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 4 February 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 787a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Paul Mandell, 9 January 1778Add to your cart.
Item 787b: Mandell, Paul. A.L.S. to Capt. John Hastings; Hardwick, 28 February 1787?Add to your cart.
Requesting that he go to the alms house to ask for the Indenture for William Dunn.
Folder 788: Servant: Kelly, Mary. Master: Hovey, James. Town of Master: Plymouth, 4 June 1778Add to your cart.
Item 789a: Selectmen of the town of Plymouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Hovey, 16 June 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 789: Servant: Wheeler, Mary. Master: Burn, Michael. Town of Master: Boston, 8 October 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 790: Servant: Granger, Sarah. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 4 February 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 791: Servant: Granger, Sarah. Master: Mandell, Paul. Town of Master: Hardwick, 4 February 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 792: Servant: Waginor, Mary. Master: Salisbury, Samuel. Town of Master: Boston/Worcester, 21 March 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 793: Servant: Delarue, Samuel. Master: Kellogg, Russell. Town of Master: Williamsburg, 6 May 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 793a: Selectmen of the town of Williamsburg. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Russell Kellogg, 29 January 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 794: Servant: White, Sarah. Master: Leonard, Eliphalet [Eliphlet] Jr. Town of Master: Easton, 25 June 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 794a: Selectmen of the town of Easton. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Eliphalet Leonard, Jr., 19 June 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 795: Servant: Bell [Bells], Margaret [Margreat]. Master: Swan, Caleb. Town of Master: Boston, 5 November 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 796: Servant: Pierce, Martha. Master: Rogers, John. Town of Master: Boston, 4 June 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 797: Servant: Conner, Henry. Master: Waldo, Daniel. Town of Master: Lancaster/Boston, 15 April 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 798: Servant: Cook, James. Master: Sullivan, James. Town of Master: Groton, 3 September 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 798a: Selectmen of the town of Groton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for James Sullivan, 7 September 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 799: Servant: Hatch, Abigail. Master: Prentiss, Henry. Town of Master: Boston, 1 July 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 800: Servant: Kelly, James. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 16 July 1778Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 800a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Fowler, 12 July 1778Add to your cart.
Folder 801: Servant: Harris, Samuel. Master: Joy, Jesse. Town of Master: Norwich, 3 May 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 801a: Whitwell, Sam, Overseer of the Poor of the town of Boston. A.D.S. to Capt. Patridge; Boston, 4 May 1789Add to your cart.
Request to exchange Indenture of Samuel Harris.
Folder 802: Servant: Jenkins, Francis. Master: Pomeroy [Pumroy], Ethan. Town of Master: Hadley, 22 June 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 802a: Selectmen of the town of Hadley. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ethan Pomeroy, 14 June 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 803: Servant: Goslin, Thomas. Master: White, Nathan. Town of Master: Murrayfield, 2 November 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 804: Servant: Jenkins, Francis. Master: Pomeroy [Pomroy], Ethan. Town of Master: Hadley, 22 June 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 805: Servant: Nickerson, Mary. Master: Somes, Nehemiah. Town of Master: Boston, 20 April 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 806: Servant: Cornish, Deborah. Master: Bass, Moses Belcher. Town of Master: Boston, 5 August 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 807: Servant: Gray, Elizabeth. Master: Blake, Joseph. Town of Master: Hingham, 8 July 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 807a: Selectmen of the town of Hingham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Blake, 17 July 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 808: Servant: Goslin, Thomas. Master: White, Nathan. Town of Master: Murrayfield, 2 November 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 808a: Selectmen of the town of Murrayfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Nathan White, 21 October 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 809: Servant: Burrows, James. Master: Lyon, Cyrus. Town of Master: Chesterfield, 19 November 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 809a: Selectmen of the town of Chesterfield. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Cyrus Lyon, 9 November 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 810: Servant: Tate, Mary. Master: Smith, Godfrey [Godfry]. Town of Master: Newburyport, 6 November 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 810a: Selectmen of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Godfrey Smith, 4 November 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 811: Servant: Scott, Ebenezer. Master: Freeman, Samuel. Town of Master: Falmouth, 1 December 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 811a: Selectmen of the town of Falmouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Freeman, 29 November 1779Add to your cart.
Folder 812: Servant: Taunt, James. Master: Bacon, Oliver. Town of Master: Bedford, 20 July 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 813: Servant: Dennie, Elizabeth. Master: Stillman [Stilman], Samuel. Town of Master: Boston, 2 March 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 814: Servant: Dunn, William. Master: Pain, Robert Treat. Town of Master: Taunton, 7 June 1779Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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