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The COMMITTEE chosen to settle with the Treasurer, and to report the
financial condition of the Town, submit the following statement: --

ASA STEBBINS, Treasurer,    
In account with the Town of Deerfield,  


To Cash in the Treasury, March 23, 1860,

$246 48

" Amount of Notes in Treasury, March 23, 1860

305 36

" " due on A. D. Phillip's Bill as Collector,

936 33


$1488 17

To the following named amounts received during the year: --    
Of Selectmen, sales at Town Farm,

$288 80

On Pauper Account, from various sources,

227 76

Interest received on the Surplus Revenue Fund,

106 00

A. B. Mansfield, Collector of Taxes,

7673 37

School Money received from the State,

123 61

V. M. Howard, Tuition at High School,

10 15

Dog Licenses in 1860,

116 90

Montague, half expense of Ferry,

8 03

D. Bartlett, damage to sheep by dogs,

10 00

Show License,

5 00

Interest on Notes, for Rent of Grass,

16 29

Borrowed Money received,

600 00

C. Hitchcock, for Rent of Land,

7 28

On Loren Hayden's Note,

20 00


$9213 19

Amount due on A. B. Mansfield's Bill as Collector,

1055 11

Amount of New Notes in Treasury,

118 08


$1173 19

Total amount due from Treasurer,  

$11874 55

ASA STEBBINS, Treasurer,



$10310 41

Notes in Treasury,

276 58

Due on A. B. Mansfield's Bond as Collector,

1055 11

Cash in Treasury, March 25, 1861,

232 45


$11874 55

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The Town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, drew up its fiscal expenses for 1861 and much of it would be recognizable to anyone familiar with town expenses today: roads and schools and other miscellaneous items. But unfamiliar to us is the itemized support for "paupers" and other poor people. This was standard town business prior to the Great Depression of 1929-1940 which utterly overwhelmed this kind of town support for poor people. During Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal the federal government began furnishing money for the support of the most destitute, money that was administered through state programs. Later, in the 1960s, Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs distributed more money through directly supervised federal programs.


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"Finance Report of the Town of Deerfield. 1860-61."

creator   Asa Stebbins, Treasurer (1800-1864)
date   1860-1861
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   5.5"
height   8.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet
accession #   #L02.131

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See Also...

"Annual Report of the Treasuer, Selectmen, and School Committee, To the Inhabitants of the Town of Deerfield"

"Annual Report of the Town Officers of Deerfield For the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1926- Annual Report of the School Committee"

"Regulations For the Government of the Schools in the Town of Deerfield"

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