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Treasurer of the City and County of Saint John

  • CA MNBM ID91
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1937

This fonds consists of the records of the Treasurer of the City and County of Saint John. It includes the County Treasurer's private ledger for 1875 and his cash books from 1861 to 1866 and from 1895 to 1896. There are drafts of the bv-laws for the City and County, 1876-1922, and reports of the Finance Committee, 1901-1905. There is also a record of all the licenses issued to surveyors of lumber in the county, 1894-1917.

There are correspondence, estimates and bills about the management of the county gaol, including the construction and repair of the building and the new fire regulations. Applications for a Lancaster police position and a request from the Council of Women that a female be appointed police and gaol matron are included.

There are records of the administration of the court house and the court system, which was the responsibility of the City and County government. They include the Treasurer's records of payment of fees to witnesses and juries for the Circuit Court, the County Court and the Supreme Court, 1876 to 1889. There is a record of the fees paid to the Coroner for inquests and views of bodies, including brief notes of the results of some inquests, 1901-1907. There are also records dealing with the work of the court stenographers including a transcript of a case of rum running in 1937.

Treasurer of the City and County of Saint John