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Container List
I. Town management records
II. Tax records
III. Civil War records

Town of St. Johnsbury records

Collection Inventory

I. Town management records     2 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Primarily financial records relating to maintenance and development expenses incurred by the Town of St. Johnsbury. Includes bonds given by town officer’s for proper performances of duties; bills and correspondence relating to the village water works and sprinkler system; lamplighter’s bills; bills relating to the police department and its founding; materials relating to the courthouse, local cemeteries, and the hearse maintained by the Town; and general expense records. Also included are St. Johnsbury Trustees’ minutes regarding water and the police department, Infantryormation on South Congregational Church pew rents, liquor bills, and a ledger documenting entries to the Caledonia County Fair.

Box Folder

Bonds (21 folders)   1800-1868, n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 1-21

Caledonia County fair ledger   1913-1920 

Box 1 Folder 22

Cemeteries   1806-1855 

Box 1 Folder 23

Contract for force pump   12/31/1870 

Box 3 unfoldered

Contract with Vergennes Machine Co. for water pump   2/28/1876 

Box 3 unfoldered

Courthouse drawing (with notes)   n.d. 

Box 1 Folder 24

General town expenses (2 folders)   1876-1877 

Box 1 Folder 25A-25B

Hearse bills   1859-1879 

Box 1 Folder 26

Lamp advertisement   1876 

Box 1 Folder 27

Lamplighter bills (5 folders)   1865-1879 

Box 1 Folder 28-32

Letters and receipts re: registered bonds   1875-1878 

Box 1 Folder 33

Liquor bills (with notes)   1853-1868 

Box 1 Folder 34

List of residents and water bills (2 volumes)   n.d. 

Box 3 unfoldered

Payments to Luke Buzzell   4/11/1876 

Box 3 unfoldered

Payments to Luke Buzzell   10/16/1876 

Box 3 unfoldered

Pew rents, South Congregational Church   7/1/1863 

Box 1 Folder 35

Police bills (5 folders)   1857-1879 

Box 1 Folder 36-40

Receipts for management of town parks   1857-1873 

Box 1 Folder 41

Residents names and addresses   ca. 1890's 

Box 1 Folder 42

St. Johnsbury Trustees' minutes - Police department   1856-1859 

Box 1 Folder 43

St. Johnsbury Trustees' minutes - Water   1876 

Box 1 Folder 44

Selectmen's accounts   1790-1834 

Box 2 Folder 1

Selectmen's accounts   1819-1849 

Box 2 Folder 2

Street sprinkler memoranda (with notes)   1880 

Box 1 Folder 45

Street sprinkler petition   1879 

Box 1 Folder 46

Unidentified Town records   ca. 1894 

Box 3 unfoldered

Water expenses, agreements   1871-1878 

Box 1 Folder 47

Water rents   1/1/1885 

Box 3 unfoldered

Water works (9 folders)   1870-1880 

Box 1 Folder 48-56

Water works and sewers (2 folders)   1873-1877 

Box 1 Folder 57-58

Water works, correspondence   1875-1879 

Box 1 Folder 59

Water works, ditching   1876 

Box 1 Folder 60

Water works, expenses   1876 

Box 1 Folder 61

Water works, piping   1876-1877 

Box 1 Folder 62-63

Water works, pump house   1876-1877 

Box 1 Folder 64

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II. Tax records     1 linear foot (1 box)

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Arranged in loose chronological order

Primarily consists of highway tax bills, receipts, and surveyor’s records from (1800-1871). Also included are tax abatement records (1820’s to 1870’s), Lister’s poll tax records (1845), and two volumes of general records (1885, 1892-1895).

Box Folder

Lists of highway tax surveyors   1809-1843 

Box 4 Folder 1

Highway tax receipts (9 folders)   1809-1841 

Box 4 Folder 2-10

Highway tax bills (43 folders)   1800-1871 

Box 4 Folder 11-53

Highway tax surveyors' notebooks   1865 

Box 4 Folder 54

Highway tax receipts   n.d. 

Box 4 Folder 55

Highway tax surveyors' notebooks   n.d. 

Box 4 Folder 56

Misc. highway tax Infantryormation   1806-1878 

Box 4 Folder 57

Lister's poll tax records   1845 

Box 4 Folder 58

Tax abatements (11 folders)   1820's-1870's, n.d. 

Box 4 Folder 59-69

Tax records (2 volumes)   1885, 1892-1895 

Box 3 unfoldered

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III. Civil War records     1 linear foot (1 box)

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically

Includes bills, enlistment records, pay vouchers, correspondence, orders, and related materials documenting St. Johnsbury’s participation in the Civil War. A list of soldiers names represented in the pay vouchers has been created, which appends this finding aid. In some instances the recipients names have been listed as well.

Box Folder

Abatement of soldier's taxes   1861-1862 

Box 5 Folder 1

Accounting of people coming to or leaving town   n.d. 

Box 5 Folder 2

Act relating to vagrants   11/03/1864 

Box 5 Folder 3

Adjutant and Inspector General's orders (4 folders)   1862-1865 

Box 5 Folder 4-7

Authorizations to pay $7 bonus   1861-1864 

Box 5 Folder 8

Bank stock holdings, Corporation returns 1862   1863-1864 

Box 5 Folder 9

Bills re: recruiting   1862 

Box 5 Folder 10

Bounty subscription papers   8/4/1862 

Box 5 Folder 11

Enlistment bonuses (2 folders)   9/2/1862-1/29/1866 

Box 5 Folder 12-13

Enlistments (oversized folder)   1862 

Box OD11 Folder 1

Enlistment and discharge forms   1865 

Box 5 Folder 14

Fairbanks' certificate to exempt blacksmith from the Army   5/31/1864 

Box 5 Folder 15

General Order No. 1   11/29/1864 

Box 5 Folder 16

General Order No. 5 and General Order No. 12   1864 

Box 5 Folder 17

Law on substitutes   1862-1864 

Box 5 Folder 18

Letters   1864 

Box 5 Folder 19

Letter from Ripley to his wife   11/27/1864 

Box 5 Folder 20

List of recruits as appear on book   4/16/1864 

Box 5 Folder 21

List of St. Johnsbury men who paid commutation fee   11/13/1864 

Box 5 Folder 22

Militia act of 1864   1864 

Box 5 Folder 23

Petitions to hold special town meetings (oversized folder)   12/2/1863 

Box OD11 Folder 2

Ordinance received and returned   10/28/1864, 1/10/1867 

Box 5 Folder 24

Parental enlistment permissions   1862, n.d. 

Box 5 Folder 25

Provost Marshal's enrollment list   12/05/1863 

Box 5 Folder 26

Receipt for payment to do Soldier's Record   10/13/1873 

Box 5 Folder 27

Receipts for re-enlistment bonuses   1864-1865 

Box 5 Folder 28

Soldier's monument receipts, petition to change monuments   7/7/1868-1/26/1874 

Box 5 Folder 29
Box

Soldier's pay vouchers, A-K   1862-1865 

Box 5A

Soldier's pay vouchers, L-Z   1862-1865 

Box 5B
Box Folder

Town orders and receipts, soldiers' bounties   10/18/1862-3/1/1874 

Box 5 Folder 30

Town quotas from IG's office   9/18/1862 

Box 5 Folder 31

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