Stephentown (N.Y.) Commissioner of Highways account book, 1864-1901, (Majority of material found within 1864-1895)
This account book contains the financial records for the Stephentown, New York, Commissioners of Highways, from 1864 to 1895. These include costs for receiving and making road warrants, viewing sheep killed by dogs, building, repairing, and examining sluices, bridges, and roads, removing obstructions, using livestock and equipment, wages for day work, purchasing and drawing planks and timber, purchasing spikes, receiving various taxes, viewing fences, drilling, blasting, and drawing stone, and other associated tasks related to creating and sustaining transportation infrastructure.
Signed certifications of expenses and payments by the Board of Town Auditors appear on several accounts. Named Commissioners of Highways include Pelig B. Daniels, Joel E. Adams, and Jeremiah O. Greenman. One certificate of the Stephentown Fence Viewers, dated November 7, 1896, is laid into the volume, attesting to the death of a sheep by dogs and the damages thereby sustained, payment received in 1901.