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Northfield, Vermont, Public Institutions Collection
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Mss 930 1825-1855 N873
Volume 2

John Starkweather was the Overseer of the Poor for Northfield, Vermont, between 1825 and 1855. His accounts show payments made to support various men, women, and children, and also for nursing and funeral expenses.

In about 1846, the town saw a great number of Irish immigrants. The town paid for the support of the immigrants and also for helping to send some back to Ireland.

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