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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 815: Servant: Ross, Hannah. Master: Bartlett [Bartlet], Samuel. Town of Master: Concord, 2 February 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 815a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Samuel Bartlett, 1 February 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 816: Servant: Baister, Mary. Master: Hunt, Joseph. Town of Master: Concord, 23 March 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 816a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Hunt, 27 March 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 817: Servant: Dering, Elizabeth. Master: Bowman, Ezra. Town of Master: Oxford, 23 February 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 818: Servant: Dering, Elizabeth. Master: Bowman, Ezra. Town of Master: Oxford, 23 February 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 819: Servant: Eatridge, Sarah. Master: Bell, Thomas. Town of Master: Colrain, 24 June 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 820: Servant: Ross, George. Master: Baker, Daniel. Town of Master: Shrewsbury, 11 April 1775Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 821: Servant: Eatridge, Nathaniel. Master: Bell, Thomas. Town of Master: Colrain, 24 June 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 821a: Selectmen of the town o f Colrain. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Bell, 1 May 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 822: Servant: Cox, Mary. Master: Parker, Isaac. Town of Master: Deerfield, 1 November 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 822a: Selectmen of the town of Deerfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Isaac Parker, 28 September 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 823: Servant: Pace, Henry. Master: Stone, Isaac. Town of Master: Oakham, 25 March 1780Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 823a: Selectmen of the town of Oakham. A.D.S. to Whom It May Concern: Endorsement Certificate for Isaac Stone, 6 March 1780Add to your cart.
Folder 824: Servant: Scott, Mary. Master: Stilman, Samuel. Town of Master: Boston, 3 October 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 825: Servant: Harrinton, Nancy. Master: Husee [Huse], Thomas. Town of Master: Newbury, 28 February 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 825a: Selectmen of the town of Newbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Husse, 17 February 1781Add to your cart.
Folder 826: Servant: Cox, Peggy. Master: White, John. Town of Master: Boston, 5 September 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 827: Servant: Low, Phillipe [Phillepe]. Master: Hooper, Sweet. Town of Master: Marblehead, 11 June 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 827a: Selectmen of the town of Marblehead. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Sweet Hooper, 6 June 1781Add to your cart.
Folder 828: Servant: Cross, Mary. Master: Long, John. Town of Master: Shelburne, 18 May 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 828a: Selectmen of the town ofShelburne. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for, 16 June 1718Add to your cart.
Folder 829: Servant: Burrell, John. Master: Whellen [Wheelan], Richard. Town of Master: Boston, 6 April 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 830: Servant: Burrell, John. Master: Whellen [Wheelan], Richard. Town of Master: Boston, 6 April 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 831: Servant: Rush, Silverster. Master: Barrett, John Jr. Town of Master: Concord, 12 April 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 831a: Selectmen of the town of Concord. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Barrett, Jr., 10 April 1781Add to your cart.
Folder 832: Servant: Smellidge, Elizabeth. Master: Pope, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Dorchester, 10 April 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 833: Servant: Tailor, Elizabeth. Master: Little, George. Town of Master: Marshfield, 1 December 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 834: Servant: Sprague, Mary. Master: Atwater, John. Town of Master: Westfield, 31 January 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 834a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Atwater, 24 January 1781Add to your cart.
Folder 835: Servant: Peirce, Charles. Master: Stibbins, Joseph. Town of Master: Deerfield, 21 February 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 825a: Selectmen of the town of Deerfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Stibbins, 10 December 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 836: Servant: Sargant, Thomas. Master: Singletary, Amos. Town of Master: Sutton, 7 February 1781Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 836a: Selectmen of the town of Sutton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Amos Singletary, 29 December 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 837: Servant: Kilgore, Margarett. Master: Atkins, William. Town of Master: Newburyport, 8 June 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 837a: Cutler, Samuel, Administrator to the estate of William Atkins. A.L.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston requesting that Margaret Kilgore be returned to the poor house., 3 November 1789Add to your cart.
Folder 838: Servant: Winslow, Edward. Master: Lincoln, Levi. Town of Master: Worcester, 14 November 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 839: Servant: Lydiett, Hannah. Master: Battelle, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Dedham, 3 October 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 840: Servant: Lydiett, Hannah. Master: Battelle, Ebenezer. Town of Master: Dedham, 3 October 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 840a: Selectmen of the town of Dedham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Ebenezer Batelle, 8 June 1782Add to your cart.
Folder 841: Servant: Graingher, Mary. Master: de Maresquelle, Lewis. Town of Master: ?, 3 January 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 842: Servant: Hodgetts, William Phillip. Master: Mosley [Moseley], Pliny. Town of Master: Westfield, 12 October 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 842a: Selectmen of the town of Westfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for pliny Mosley, 5 October 1782Add to your cart.
Folder 843: Servant: Greenough, Mary. Master: Walker, Edward. Town of Master: Woburn, 9 May 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 844: Servant: Greenough, Mary. Master: Walker, Edward. Town of Master: Woburn, 9 May 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 844a: Selectmen of the town of Woburn. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Edward Walker, 24 Dece,ber 1781Add to your cart.
Folder 845: Servant: Harris, Charlotte. Master: Bullard, Asa. Town of Master: Holliston, 1 May 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 835a: Selectmen of the town of Holliston. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Asa Bullard, 1 May 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 846: Servant: Terrall, Ann. Master: Ranger, Edmund. Town of Master: Boston, 7 March 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 847: Servant: Cook, Elizabeth. Master: Tyler, Edward. Town of Master: Boston, 3 January 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 848: Servant: Hogan, James. Master: Fowler, Bildad. Town of Master: Westfield, 9 July 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 849: Servant: Hogan, James. Master: Strong, John. Town of Master: Pittsfield, 3 February 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 849a: Selectmen of the town of Pittsfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Strong, 20 January 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 850: Servant: Patten, Mary. Master: Strong, John. Town of Master: Pittsfield, 3 February 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 851: Servant: Negars, Rhodi. Master: Shaw, William. Town of Master: Gouldsborough, 26 September 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 852: Servant: Rogers, James. Master: Smith, Peter Thatcher. Town of Master: Windham, 14 March 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 852a: Selectmen of the town of Windham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Peter Thacher Smity, 29 March 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 853: Servant: Pattern, William. Master: Henshaw, Joseph. Town of Master: Shrewsbury, 7 March 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 853a: Selectmen of the town of Shrewsbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Henshaw, 3 March 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 854: Servant: Corban, Thomas. Master: Carpenter, John. Town of Master: Brimfield, 24 June 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 855: Servant: Corban, Thomas. Master: Carpenter, John. Town of Master: Brimfield, 24 June 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 855a: Selectmen of the town of Brinfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for John Carpenter, 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 856: Servant: Spencer, Elizabeth. Master: Clements, Thomas. Town of Master: Boston, 6 August 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 857: Servant: Spencer, Elizabeth. Master: Clements, Thomas. Town of Master: Boston, 6 August 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 858: Servant: Sheppard, Alexander. Master: Shaw, Francis. Town of Master: Gouldsborough, 9 July 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 859: Servant: Lasher, John. Master: Cunningham, Joseph. Town of Master: Boston, 6 August 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 860: Servant: Peirse, Susannah. Master: Fisher, Asron [Aaron]. Town of Master: Westhampton, 12 February 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 860a: Selectmen of the town of Westhampton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Aaron Fisher, 4 January 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 861: Servant: Murry, Nancy. Master: Weld, Thomas. Town of Master: Roxbury, 15 February 1783Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 861a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Weld, 15 february 1783Add to your cart.
Folder 862: Servant: Down, Lydia. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 8 July 1782Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 863: Servant: Webb, Royall. Master: Bemiss, David. Town of Master: Watertown, 6 October 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 863a: Selectmen of the town of Watertown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for David Beniss, 1784Add to your cart.
Folder 864: Servant: Drake, Ebenezer. Master: Williams, Elijah. Town of Master: West Stockbridge, 16 February 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 865: Servant: Hinds, Mary. Master: Hastings, Jonathan. Town of Master: Charlemont, 2 February 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 865a: Selectmen of the town of Charlemont. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Mary Hinds, 17 January 1784Add to your cart.
Folder 866: Servant: Hinds, Rebecca. Master: Lynde, Joseph. Town of Master: Worcester, 6 October 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 866a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Lynde, 25 september 1784Add to your cart.
Folder 867: Servant: Boyer, Peter. Master: Williams, Elijah. Town of Master: West Stockbridge, 1 July 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 868: Servant: Wilkinson, Ann. Master: Mellen, Martha. Town of Master: Boston, 3 December 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 869: Servant: Richardson, Sarah. Master: Williams, Elijah. Town of Master: West Stockbridge, 16 February 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 869a: Selectmen of the town of West Stockbridge. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Elijah Williams, 24 March 1784Add to your cart.
Folder 870: Servant: Lewis, Susannah [Sussana]. Master: Jackson, Abraham. Town of Master: Newburyport, 4 June 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 870a: Selectmen of the town of Newburyport. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Abraham Jackson, 29 May 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 871: Servant: Scott, Benjamin. Master: Chandler, William Jr. Town of Master: Salem, 16 August 1784Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 871a: Selectmen of the town of Salem. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William Chandler, Jr., 17 July 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 872: Servant: Brown, Timothy. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 15 June 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 873: Servant: McGrath, Richard. Master: Holbrooks, Isaiah. Town of Master: Boston, 17 May 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 874: Servant: Covel, John. Master: Salisbury, Stephen. Town of Master: Worcester, 30 November 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 874a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Stephen Salisbury, 5 December 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 875: Servant: Wallis, Charles Dix. Master: Wilder, Caleb. Town of Master: Ashburnham, 31 October 1789Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 875a: Selectmen of the town of Ashburnham. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Caleb Wilder, 15 November 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 876: Servant: Champlen, Elizabeth. Master: Pain, Nathaniel. Town of Master: Boston, 12 August 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 877: Servant: Gordon, James. Master: Forward, Justus. Town of Master: Belchertown, 10 November 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 877a: Selectmen of the town of Belchertown. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Justus Forward, 21 November 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 878: Servant: Patten, Elizabeth. Master: Weld, Eleazer. Town of Master: Roxbury, 25 June 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 878a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Eleazer Weld, 17 June 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 879: Servant: Brown, Timothy. Master: Fowler, Samuel. Town of Master: Westfield, 15 June 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 880: Servant: Riley, David. Master: McCarthy, Daniel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 3 August 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 880a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel McCarthy, 4 August 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 881: Servant: Gordon, Mary. Master: McCarthy, Daniel. Town of Master: Roxbury, 4 August 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 882: Servant: Rea, Nancy. Master: Simpson, William. Town of Master: Charlestown, 2 April 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 883: Servant: Clough, Marther [Martha]. Master: Perkins, Elizabeth. Town of Master: Boston, 16 June 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 884: Servant: Farmer, Thomas. Master: Ripley, Ezra. Town of Master: Concord, 19 August 1785Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 885: Servant: White, James. Master: Fales, Stephen. Town of Master: Taunton, 8 September 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 886: Servant: Conner, Henry. Master: Adams, Abraham. Town of Master: Boston, 14 September 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 887: Servant: Meloney, William. Master: Crawford [Crofford], William. Town of Master: Bath, 5 April 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 887a: Selectmen of the town of Bath. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for William CrawfordAdd to your cart.
Folder 888: Servant: Covel, Mary. Master: Child, Thomas. Town of Master: Falmouth, 21 June 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 888a: Selectmen of the town of Falmouth. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Thomas Child, 15 June 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 889: Servant: Murfey, Samuel. Master: Waldo, Daniel. Town of Master: Worcester, 11 April 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 889a: Selectmen of the town of Worcester. A.D.S. to the [Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston]: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Waldo, 27 March 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 890: Servant: Going, William. Master: Boies, Jeremiah Smith. Town of Master: Milton, 30 September 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 890a: Selectmen of the town of Milton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jeremiah Smih, 28 September 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 891: Servant: Pool, Betsey. Master: Child, Stephen. Town of Master: Roxbury, 24 November 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 891a: Selectmen of the town of Roxbury. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Stephen Child, 4 December 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 892: Servant: Pool, Samuel. Master: Partridge, George. Town of Master: Duxborough, 1 May 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 892a: Selectmen of the town of Douxborough. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for George Partridge, 1 May 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 893: Servant: Ford, Ester. Master: Pynchon, Martha. Town of Master: Salem, 7 June 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 893a: Selectmen of the town of Salem. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Martha Pychon, 1 June 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 894: Servant: Harris, Sarah. Master: Bullard, Joshua. Town of Master: Holliston, 1 February 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 894a: Selectmen of the town of Hholliston. Receipt for cloathing for Sarah Harris provided by Joshua Bullard, 1 June 1784Add to your cart.
Folder 895: Servant: Roberts, Joshua. Master: Mack, William. Town of Master: Boston, 2 February 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 896: Servant: Hurley, George. Master: Stratton, Aaron. Town of Master: Littleton, 28 July 1786Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 896a: Selectmen of the town of Littleton. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Aaron Stratton, 27 July 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 897: Servant: Goodrage, Joanna. Master: Billing, Daniel. Town of Master: Hardwick, 1 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 898: Servant: Champlen, Benony Harris. Master: Long, Aaron. Town of Master: Shelburne, 18 January 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 899: Servant: Ingalls, Stephen. Master: Burrell, David. Town of Master: Boston, 7 March 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 900: Servant: Hinds, Nancy. Master: Warner, Jonathan. Town of Master: Hardwick, 1 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 900a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Jonathan Warner, 22 October 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 901: Servant: Champlen, Benony Harris. Master: Long, Aaron [Aron]. Town of Master: Shelburne, 18 January 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 901a: Selectmen of the town of Shelburne. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Aaron Long, 10 January 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 902: Servant: Ingalls, Stephen. Master: Burrell, David. Town of Master: Boston, 7 March 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 903: Servant: Legally, Polly. Master: Marton, William. Town of Master: North Yarmouth, 2 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 904: Servant: Warren, James. Master: Weld, Jacob. Town of Master: Roxbury, 8 January 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 905: Servant: Garrison, Peggy. Master: McClintock, Joseph. Town of Master: Mendon, 4 May 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 905a: selectmen of the town of Mendon. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph McClintock, 4 May 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 906: Servant: Corbet, Isaac. Master: Crofts [Crafts], Eleazer. Town of Master: Manchester, 5 April 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 906a: Selectmen of the town of Manchester. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Eleazer Crofts, 23 February 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 907: Servant: Wallis, Thomas. Master: Stone, Isaac. Town of Master: Oakham, 14 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 907a: Stone, Isaac. AL.S. to Capt. Partridge, Overseer of the Poor of the town of Boston; Oakham, 1 January 1789Add to your cart.
Request to deliver Thomas Wallis to Lt. Asa French[?].
Folder 908: Servant: Legally, John. Master: Bell, Walter. Town of Master: Colrain, 19 February 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 908a: Selectmen of the town of Colrain. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Walter Bell, 20 July 1786Add to your cart.
Folder 909: Servant: Goodrage, Joanna. Master: Billing [Billings], Daniel. Town of Master: Hardwick, 1 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 909a: Selectmen of the town of Hardwick. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Daniel Billing, 24 October 1787Add to your cart.
Folder 910: Servant: Corbet, John. Master: Bradley, Nathan. Town of Master: Boston, 5 April 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 911: Servant: Osburn, James. Master: Read, Joseph Stacey. Town of Master: Cambridge, 2 August 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 912: Servant: Roberts, James. Master: Washburn, Joseph. Town of Master: Leicester, 15 November 1787Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 912a: Selectmen of the town of Holden. A.D.S. to the Oveerseers of the alms house in Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Josiah Stratton, 7 January 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 912.1: Servant: Roberts, Patty. Master: Josiah Stratton. town of Master: Holden, 9 January 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 912.1a: Selectmen of the town of Holden. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Josiah Stratton, 7 January 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 913: Servant: Sigourney, Jane. Master: Williams, Joseph. Town of Master: Springfield, 16 October 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 913a: Selectmen of the town of Springfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Joseph Williams, 7 October 1788Add to your cart.
Folder 914: Servant: Pierce, Nathaniel. Master: White, Jonathan. Town of Master: West Springfield, 29 February 1788Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 914a: Selectmen of the town of West Springfield. A.D.S. to the Overseers of the Poor of the town of Boston: Endorsement Certificate for Johathan White, 10 march 1877Add to your cart.

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