• Sandwich, MA, Bond To Care For The Poor -- Deacon Thomas Hamblen

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    2 pp, 7 x 11 ¾, May 23, 1823, bond for three thousand dollars between Deacon Thomas Hamblen and Joseph Hamblen and Selectmen Bethuel Bourn, Gideon Wing and Melatiah Bourn. As overseers of the poor of the town of Sandwich, the selectmen “have agreed to purchis a part of Deacon Thomas Hamlens real estate...to support all the poor of the town...for the term of one year...If...Thomas Hamblen shall neglect...to provide comfortably for any or all of the Paupers...said Overseers shall have the right to furnish such assistance to the said Paupers as...they may deem necessary and expedient at the expense of said Thomas Hamblen.”


    Folds. Easy to read. A very interesting document providing insight into how early New England dealt with their poor residents.


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