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Obligated to Ask for Relief, the Journal of Cheshire County, New Hampshire Pauper Records from 1885-1900

By: Milli S. Knudsen

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: K5001


From its beginning as a state, New Hampshire provided for the poor and unfortunate who resided in its towns. Individual towns had systems in place for dealing with the fate of indigent persons: support, punishment or removal. Major towns and cities had an official Overseer of the Poor who either resided at the poor farm or who arranged for the lodging and care of town paupers. County and city poor farms had been established throughout New Hampshire by the mid-1800s. In 1... View more info