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INVENTORY 

of the , 

'TOWNe.ClTT 

ARCHIVES 

of 

RHODE ISLAND 



Providence County 



No. 4 



V\A/ 




Vol.X 



Nortn Providence 

HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY 

Work Projects Administration 



INVINTOIff OF THE TOWN AND CITY 
AKHIVES OF RHODE ISIAND 

NO. 4. Providence County 
VOL. X. NORIH PROVIDENCE 



Prepared by 

The Rhode Island Historical Records Survey 

Division of Comnunity Service Projects 

Work Projects Administration 



Sponsored by 
State of Rhode Island, Record Commissioner 



Providence I Rhode Island 
The Rhode Island Historical Records Survey. 
February 1942 



3JftO 





HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY 

Sargent B. Child, National Director 



DIVISICN OF COMLKJNTTr SERVICE PROJECTS 

Florence Kerr, Assistant Commissioner 
Robert Y- Phillips, Chief Regional Supervisor 
Margaret N. Staley, State Director 
Harry W. Huntington, State Supervisor 



WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATICN 



Howard 0. Hunter, Commissioner 
Farrell D. Ooyle, State Administrator 



PREFACE 

The Historical Records Survey originated by authority of a Presidential 
Letter in January 1936 as a naticai-wide project of the Work Projects Admin- 
istration, The Survey began to operate in Rhode Island in April of that 
year. Prior to July 1939 the project ?»as Federally sponsored but since that 
date it has been sponsored by the State of Rhode Island under the Office of 
Record Commissioner, and operated as a State-wide project. The style and ar- 
rangement has been approved by the State officials and follows the recommen- 
dations of the National organization. 

The purpose of the Survey is to inventory, organize, and describe the'^ . 
records in possession of State, city, and town governmental units; also to )^ 
inventory church records and manuscript collections of historical societies y 
and individuals. The inventories thus prepared are to be made available in 
volume form to lawyers, historians, officials, students of government, and 
the public. Because of the present emergency and the redirection of the 
W. P. A* to work which will make a direct contribution to national defense, 
further work on town inventories will not be undertaken at this time. The 
material collected to date will be stored in such a manner that the work on 
other town inventories can be readily resumed and brought to completion when 
the opportunity presents itself. 



The Inventory of the Town and City Archives of Rhode Island will, when 
completed, consist of a series, separately numbered for each county in the \ 
State. Counties are numbered according to alphabetical position; towns are \ 
numbered likewise, within each county. .The publications of the Survey are 
distributed free to State and local officials, and to a selected group of , 
public and institutional libraries. In addition to listing the records of 
the various town officers, this inventory briefly sketches the historical 
background of the town of North Providence and describes the organization of 
the offices whose records are listed. Records are described in formalized 
entries to give the following information: title of record, dates for which 
available, quantity, labeling of volumes or containers, information on miss- 
ing and discontinued records, variant titles, description of record contents, 
manner of arrangement, indexing, nature of recording, size of volume or con- 
tents, and location. 

The project gratefully acknowledges the courtesy and cooperation ex- 
tended to us by the town officials of North Providence and the helpful sup^ 
port given by Miss Grace M. Sherwood, Record Commissioner and Librarian of 
the State of Rhode Island, various State officials, and the advisory direc- 
tion of Sargent B. Child, National Director of the Historical Records Survey. 
The cover design was made for the Inventory by the Federal Art Project of 
Rhode Island, and the binding of the volume done by the State Library Pl'o- 
ject. State House. 

R. I. Historical Records Survey 
Providence, R. I. 
February 1942 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Rage 

Abbreviations, Symbols, and Explanatory Notes vi 

Historical Sketch 1 

I. Town Moderator 10 

n. Town Meeting 10 

Minutes 

III. Town Council 18 

Papers; Minutes; Licenses; Juries and Militia; 
Ordinances; Reports; Utilities; Voting; Indexes 

IV. Probate Court 39 

Papers; Proceedings; Accounts; Bonds; Dockets; 
Indexes; Letters; Warrants and Inventories; Wills 

V. Town Clerk 60 

Property Records; Vital Statistics; Bonds and Notes; 
Corporations and Partnerships; Licenses and Permits; 
Maps and Plats; Professional Registers; Voting; 
Miscellaneous 

VI. Assessors of Taxes 96 

Proceedings; Automobiles; Census; Exemptions; 
Indexes; Maps and Plats; Records and Returns; 
Veterans; Miscellaneous 

VII. Collector of Taxes 100 

Tax Books; Receipts and Payments; Tax Sales; 
Unpaid Taxes 

VIII. Town Treasurer 103 

Bonds, Notes, and Checks; Receipts and Expenditures; 
Reports 

rX. Town Sergeant 108 

X. Constable 108 

XI. Police Constable 109 

XII. Chief of Police 109 

Records and Reports 

XIII. Town Solicitor 112 

XIV. School Committee 112 

Proceedings; By-Laws; Receipts and Expenditures; 
Registration and Attendance; Records and Reports; 
Correspondence; Miscellaneous 

XV. Superintendent of Schools 118 

Applications; Budget; Census; Certificate of Age ; 
Correspondence; Receipts and Expenditures; Records 
and Reports; Miscellaneous 

XVI. Attendance Officer 122 

XVII. School Census Enumerator 123 

XVIII. Director of Public Welfare 123 

Orders 

XIX. Director of Unemployment Relief 124 

Applications; Records and Reports; Index 

XX. Director of Mothers' Welfare 130 

XXI. Health Officer 130 



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Table of Contents 



Page 



XXII, Officer to Provide for Burial of Honorably Discharged 

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines 131 

XXIII. Zoning Board of Review 131 

IJaps 

XXIV. Fence Viewers 132 

XXV. Sealer of Weights and Measures 133 

XXVI, Auctioneer 133 

XXVII. Inspector of Buildings 134 

Applications; Permits; Reports 

XXVIII. Plumbing Inspector 135 

Applications; Permits; Reports 

XXIX. Sewer Commission 136 

Proceedings; Maps and Plats; 
Reports; Miscellaneous 

XXX". Commissioner of Highways 138 

XXXI. Park Commissioner 139 

XXXII. Supervisors of Elections 139 

XXXIII. Dog Officer 139 

XXXIV. Pound Keeper ; 140 

XXXV. Appraiser of Damage Done by Dogs 140 

XXXVI. Forest Warden 141 

XXXVII* Tree Warden 141 

XXXVIII. Town Engineer 141 

XXXIX. Inspector of Beef 141 

XL, Marieville Fire Company 142 

Proceedings; Records and Reports 

XLI. Centerdale Fire Company 142 

Proceedings; Records and Reports 

XLII. Fruit Hill Fire Company 143 

Proceedings; Records and Reports 

XLIII. Geneva Fire Company 144 

Proceedings; Records and Reports 

XLIV. lymansville Fire Company 145 

Proceedings; Records and Reports 

Defunct Offices 147 

XLV. Pawtucket Fire District . 147 

XLVI. Fifth School District 148 

List of Remaining Defunct Offices 149 

Bibliography 151 

Subject Index to Inventory 152 



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ABBREVIATIONS J SYMBOLS, AND EXPLANATORT NOTES 



At & R > • 
ad litem 
alpha, 
a* !&• 
approx. 



t. a. 



it* X» o« ir« C» C* 



abbreviated reference citing Acts and Resolves 

for, and during the suit 

alphabetically 

ante meridian (forenoon) 

approximately 

abbreviated reference citing Acts, Resolves and 

Reports 
arranged 
Avenue 
average 
bundle(s) 

Civilian Conservation Corps 
chapter 

chronologically 
Company 

Certified Public Accountant 
cum testamento annexe (with the will annexed) 
Civil Works Administration 

de bonis" non (of the goods not yet administered on) 
de bonis non^ cum testamenta annexo 
envelope (s) 

Emergency Relief Administration 
et cetera (and so forth) 
file box{es) 
file cabinet(s) 
file drawer (s) 

Federal Emergency Relief Administration 
abbreviated reference citing General Laws 
handwritten 

ibidem (in the same place) 
metal drawer (s) 
miscellaneous 
manuscript 
Mount 

Motor Vehicle Department 
Narragansett Electric Lighting 
New England Telephone & Telegraph 
number 

not sound of mind 
obvious 
Paga, pages 
here and there 

abbreviated reference citing Public Laws 
post meridian (afternoon) 
Public Works Administration 
Rhode Island 
abbreviated reference citing Rhode Island 

Colony Records 
Rhode Island Society for Prevention of Cruelty 

to Children 



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Abbreviations, Symbols, and 
Explanatory Notes 



mi* • < 


room 


R. R. 


Railroad 


s« d. 


safe drawer 


sec(s). . , 


section(s) 


St(s). , , 


. . Street (s) 


S. U. R. 


State Unemployment Relief 


T. C. R. 


abbreviated reference citing Town Council Records 


T. M. R, 


abbreviated reference citing Town Meeting Records 


U. E. R. 


United Electric Railways 


U, S. 


United States 


viol. • , 


violations 


voKs)- . . 


volume (s) 


W, P. A, 


Work Projects Administration 



Explanatory Notes 

Title: Exact titles of records are written in solid capitals without 
parentheses (as in entry 1). In the absence of titles, descriptive titles 
have been assigned, which are written in solid capitals and enclosed in 
parentheses (as in entry 2). If a record title is not descriptive of the 
contents of the record, an assigned explanatory title (or explanatory words) | 
written with initial capitals and enclosed in parentheses, has been added 
(as in entry 3), The current or most recent title of a record is used as the 
entry title and title variation is indicated (as in entry 3)* 

Dates ; First and last dates covered by a particular record are shown in 
the title line of the entry. Continuous records are shown by a hyphen be- 
tween the beginning and closing dates, as 1765-1874 (see entry 1). Lapses 
in the records are indicated by commas between the groups of inclusive dates, 
as 1776, 78, 80-82, 1862 (see entry lA., line 7). Current dates are indicated 
by two hyphens, as 1906 — . When dates of a record cannot be ascertained, 
the expression "undated'* is used (see entry 114), 

Q.uantity : VVhen two or more types of containers are considered in a 
single entry, the quantity is shown in chronological order, insofar as 
possible. 

Labeling ; Figures or letters in parentheses, following the number of 
volumes, file boxes, or other type of container, indicate the labeling. If 
no labeling is indicated, it may be assumed that there is none. 

Discontinuance : Where no statement is made that the record was discon- 
tinued at the last date shown. in the entry, it could not be established defi- 
nitely that such was the case. Where no comment is made on the absence of 
prior, subsequent, or intermediate records, no definite information could be 
obtained. 



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Abbreviations, Symbols, and 
Explanatory Notes 

Description of Records ; The description of the contents of a record 
applies onl^*" to the current or most recent record unless a change in contents 
is actually shown in a record entry. 

Irdexinj^: All indexes to records, unless otherwise stated, are self- 
contained^! 

Diinensions ; When the dimensions of file boxes, volumes, etc., \'ary 
;;;reatly the size o: the tv;o extremes is given. ViThen tire or more types of 
containers are considered in an entry, the dimensions item is arranged to 
correspond idth the quantity item to ^hich they a-^ply. Dim.ensions are 
alv/ays given in inches, unless othen-'^ise indicated, •. nd , therefore, the 
sjnnbol for inches (") is omitted. 

Location of Records: When all or the r-^iority of the records of an 
office have a corsnon location, the location is incicated in the Inst sen- 
tence of the office essay instead of each individual entry. 

Cross References ; \':iVi the exception of Vital Records, vhich series is 
cross referenced by third-paragraph cross references, continuity of a record 
series nay be had only by reference to the subject indexes. 

Arrangement: This item is used to sho\; the logical order or planned 
sequence by v/hich items have been entered in records; it means the internal 
arrangement of records in volumes, file Voxes, or other containers, and not 
the arrangement of volumes on a shelf. Entries in tabular form are arran,[-ed 
al-Dhabetically by subject matter, and chronologically thereunder. The ar- 
rangement, dimensions and location shewn at the end of each entry, in the 
case of an entry in tabular form, a-^ply to the whole entry, and not to in- 
dividual parts thereof. 



1. HISTORICAL SKETCH 



The toiwn of North Providence was taken from Providence and incorporated 
as an independent town by an act of General Assembly passed June 13, 1765. ^ 

Probably the circumstances leading to the establishment of the town can 
be best explained by setting forth in detail the original petition urging the 
division of the town, together with several protests and remonstrances 
against the separation. 

Thus on March 1, 1765, various freemen seeking the division presented 
the following petition to the General Assembly: 

•♦To the Honorable General Assembly of PJhode Island, Sitting at East Green- 
wich on the 25 Day of February A. D, 1765. 

The petition of the Subscribers Humbly Sheweth, that there are upward of 
four Hundred Freemen, within the Township of Providence, that those who 
dwell in the compact Part of the Town, are altogether Merchants and Trades- 
men, That for the Greater pert of your Petitioners, dwell in the remote Parts 
of Said Township, and are near all Farmers whose Intrest and Business are 
often Times different from The Interests of Merchants and Tradesmen in the 
Compact Part, that Town Meetings are and often have been called and held, no 
less than Seven Last Fall in three Months Time, in the cOTipact part of Said 
Town, upon Jfetters and Things which did not, and do not concern Farmers, in 
the remote Parts, who nevertheless were then and Still are obliged to leave 
their Business and Attend Said Meetings, to prevent any thing being Noted to 
their Disadvantage, which Often occasions much Loss of Time, great Uneasiness 
~ Contention, and Expence which ought to be born by the Merchants and 
Tradesmen in the compact Part only Wherefore, as a Remedy against Such 
great Inconveniences Your Petitioners Pray, that Said Township of Providence 
may be Divided or Sett off as Follows, Viz. Beginning at the new Bridge 
near Solitary Hill, Thence bounding by the River, Down to the North West 
Corner of the Towns Land, at the East End of a Place called Forestack Meadow 
thence Easterly on, a Strait Line to the middle of the Ittll Bridge, thence 
on a due last Line to Seaconk River So Called, thence Bounding Easterly by 
Said River to Smithfield Line, thence bounding Northerly by Smithfield Line 
to Johnston Line, thence Bounding V/esterly on Johnston Line untill it comes 
to the aforesaid Solitary Hill, that the Northerly Part of Town Ship, to be 
So divided and Sett off, Containing about one Hundred and Sixty Freemen, and 
being about Foure Miles Square, may be Called and Known by the Name — 
Wenscutt, and that all Town Meetings, to be holden within the Same may be by 
Law directed and required, to be held at or near the Dwelling House of Capt* 
Thomas Olney — where he now dwells, Said Place being agreed upon by your 
Petitioners, as near the Center, and most convenient. 

And your Petitioners as in Duty bound will ever pray ficc — 

1. Colony Records (Bartlett^s) , Yol# VI. p» 458. "~* 



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(First entry, p, 11) . 



Histcrical Sketch 



Elisha Brown 

Thomas Olney 

Edward Thurber 

William Olney 

John Olney 

Joseph Bronen 

William Brown 

Danil Olney 

Benjamin Whipple 

Charles Olney 

Ephraim Vftiipple 

Ezra Olney 

John Huthenson ^ probably Hutchinson 

poor signature) 
Jeremiah Deseter 
Stephen Whipple 
Epenetus Olney 
Fearnot Backer 
Jonathan Khowles 
John Brown Son of Slis, 
Richard Brown, Jun? 
Joseph Smith 
Samuel Brown 
Barzillai fisher 
Phinhas Brown 
James Brown 
George Cayf on 
Dan^ Gaboon 
James Thurber 
Abner Thayer 
William Vftiipple 
John Owen 
Ephrlam Wheten 
Seth Luther 
John Hawkins 
Edward Smith 
Joseph Hawkins 
John Wilkinson 
James Angell Juner 
Enoch Angell 
Jonathan Whipple 
George Taylor Jun? 
Morris Heam 
William Walcut 
Stephen Carpenter 
Joshua Smith 
John Amis 
Ha sab i ah Hawkins 
Coomer Hale 
Ezekiel Burr 
Amos Morton 



Peter Randall 
Joseph Olney Juner 
Sam Thurber June 
Jonathan Pike 
JnP Foster 
Lavid Burr Jun? 
Geo. Taylor 
Levi Burr 

Edward Thurber, Jun? 
Azariah \7hipple 
v/illiam Willikscn 
Jrb Olney 
Abraham Olney 
Seth Tripp 
Daniel Whipple 
Stephen Swett 
Samuel Tucker 
Christeper Dexter 
Roberd Yoimg 
Edward Dexter 
Benj, Cozzins 
Simeon Thayer 
Dexter Brovm 
Richard Browne 11 
\B Brown 
Edward Khowles 
Timothy Miles 
Emor Olney 
Gideon Olney 
Nathaniel Day Juner 
'•Villiam Arwen 
Gideon Deseter 
Thomas Olney 
Samuel Tucker Juner 
Luther Hawkins 
Benjamin Shepherd 
James Hamman 
Step? Tucker 
Nathaniel Stevens 
William Lockwood 
Isaac V/hite 
Ithamar Olney 
Benjamin Thurber 
Nathaniel Day 
Ben j amen Grf&m 
Nathaniel Waterman 
James Corns took 
Thomas Whipple 
Amos Hopkins 
Nehemiah Smith 
Benjamin liVhipple Juner 



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Historical Stotch (First entry, p, 11). 

Aaron Mason Richard Ccman 

Jabez Gorham Andrew Young 

John Healy John Brown Son of Joseph 

Jacob Woodward John Dexter 

Danl, Woodward Jos, Owen 

March 1st, 1765 

To the House of Magistrates 
Gentlemen Resolved that this Petition be referred to next Session of Assem- 
bly and that in the mean time the Town of Providence be cited to appear at 
next Session to Answer the same. Voted and past 

Per order J, Lyndon Clerk 
In the Upper House 
Read the same Day and concurred By Order Henry Ward, Secretary 

June 13th, 1765 To the House of Magistrates 

Gentlemen Resolved that this Petition be granted — 

Voted and past 

Per order J, lyndon, Clerk 

In the Upper House 

Head the same day & concurred. By order Henry Ward, Secretary** ^ 

That the creation of the new town was not without opposition is evident 
from the following remonstrances and protests. 

•♦Colony of Rhode Island 

To the Honorable the General Assembly of Said Colony at their Sitting in the 
month of February A. D. 1765. 

We the Subscribers Inhabitants of the Northerly part of the Town of Provi- 
dence Assembly Shew 

That Divers persons Inhabitants of the Same part of the Town of Providence 
in which we dwell have been instigated and Set on by Crafty and designing 
Men to desire of this Assembly that the Said Town of Providence May be again 
divided into two Towns in Such a Manner by Such Boundaries as are directly 
Calculated to Serve the Interested Views and Sinister purposes of Such in- 
stigation And as we Are Veiy Sure that Dividing the Said Town anew can have 
no good effect, and is in no Sort Necessary and Are able to Shew the Unreason 
ableness and illegallity of Such a Division We pray this Honorable Assembly 
that we may have leave to offer our Reasons why the Said Town Should not be 
divided and that your Honour would Reject the Petition for Dividing Thereof. 

John V/ilkinson John Aplin 

John Whipple Ebenezer Jencks 

Nath Balch Joseph Olney 

John Smith Joseph Hewes 

Jehu Smith Obedlah Sprague 

Charles Keen Jonathan Khowles 

2. Division of Towns, 1728-1642, ms. sheet 16* R.I. State Archives. 



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Historical Sketch (First entry, p. 11) ^ 

William Jenks Jr. Isaiah Hawkins 

Jonathan Jcnks Silas Bundy 

Joseph Jenks Thomas Whipple, Jr. 

Stephen Jenks V/illiam Clark 

Gideon Jenks Daniel Clark 

Stephen Scott John Power 

Joseph Olney, Jr. Israel Angell 

Solomon Owen Josiah Owen 

ilarch 1, 1765 

To the House of Magistrates 

Gentlemen Resolved that this Petition be referred to next Session of Assembly. 

Voted & Past 
Per order J, I^don, Clerk 

In the Upper House 

Read the Same Pay 5c Concurred Ey order Henry Vfard, Secretary'* ^ 

^To the Honorable the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island Sitting 
at East Greenwich the Second Monday in September, 1765. 

The Petition and Remonstrance of the Ancient Town of Providence Humbly Sheweth 
That a Petition was preferred to Your Honours at the Sessions in February 
1765, praying that the Town of Providence might be Divided Which Petition was 

referred to the next Session and in the Mean Time the Town of Providence 

Ordered to be Cited to Appear at the Said Session to make Answer to the Same; 
Yet Notwithstanding the Strict regard Your Honours have paid to the letter of 
the law Made in Cases of this Nature by ordering the Town to be Cited so that 
an oppertunity might be given to the Objectors to offer their reasons why the 
Town Should not be divided, no such Citation ever Appeared to be Served or to 
be Returned to the General Assembly by the proper Officer; and Yet after all 
this Cautious proceeding of Your Honours, At the Close of the Next Session rt 
Assembly we were alarmed on hearing that this Petition was granted whereby we 
your petitioners are very much Agrieved and have no way of Redress but by this 
remonstrating to your Honours wherein we shall With the Greatest Submission 
and Deference tho« with a firmness equal to the Justice and equity of the 
Cause we plead. Say That was the Same Caution Observed and the Steps of the 
Law pursued by Your Honours Throughout the Whole Course of this proceeding as 
was so Closely Adhered to at the First l»7e Might have had Oppertunity to have 
been heard and it is easy to Conceive that Were our reasons heard this peti- 
tion Must have been Rejected Without any Hesitation and have made it*s Exit 
in as Hasty a Manner as it did it's Appearance but However precipitately this 
petition so Injurious to Us has been Obtained Yet we rely on the Candour and 
Impartiality of Your Honours in Still Attending to the reasons to be offered 
by the Objectors which if found of due weight will Govern Your Honours in 
reversing all former Proceedings and in restoring to us the Privaledges which 
we are thereby Divisted of. More especially v/hen it is Considered that after 
all the violent Efforts Made by those Concerned in Bringing this Petition to 
this Issue No greater a Miajority than one vote could be obtained in the 
Honorable House of Deputies. 

3^ Division of Towns, 1728-1842, ms* sheet #14. R. I. State Archives 



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Historical Sketch (First entry, p, 11) • 

In the first place permit us to Assert that Dividing the Compact part 
of any Town was never done or attempted in any part of the English Nation 
before the Mischiefs and Happening to both the parts when Separated Must be 
Obvious to every person of reflection. As many prudential regulations must 
be Necessary for the well ordering, any Body of People, that Live together 
in a Compact Town so all such regulations will become ineffectual and usles 
when Such a Compact Body are Disposed into Two Separate Jurisdictions for 
then the Same Rules Cannot run through the whole but one will thwart and 
Counteract the other. 

Secondly by this Division the Town of Providence is Left so Small that 
there is not Land Sufficient for Necessary Publick Uses. But from being the 
Largest and Oldest Town in the Colony is reduced to about One fourth part of 
the quantity of land Contained in the Smallest Town in the Government, 

Thirdly the first planters and proprietors of the Town of Providence gave 
and Established a Convenient Burying Place for the Use of Said Town where they 
and their Descendants or Hitherto have been Interred, but by the Division of 
the Town this Burying Place is taken from them and Notwithstanding The Saving 
Clause in the Act permitting the Tc^n of Providence to make Use of their Own 
Burying Ground if they will go into another Town for it Yet it is No Allevia- 
tion of Hardship how Highly all Civilized people have prized and how ear- 
nestly they have Contended for the Sepulchres of their Ancestors is abun- 
dantly evident from History. 

Fourthly the same first Planters and proprietors of the Town of Provi- 
dence gave several Large Tracts of Land with a fine Stream of Water for the 
Use of a Grist Mill for the Benefit of said Town to be held and enjoyed on 
Condition of Keeping the Mill, in good repair and Grinding on the Terms 
agreed on, but by this Division this Grist Mill falls into another Town 
which Necessarily Deprives the Town of Providence of the Government and 
Oversight thereof Agreeable to the Terms of the first grant. 

These Reasons with Many Others that will be offered if Your Honours 
think fit to hear them. 7/e presume will have so much weight with Your Hon- 
ours as to Determine you to grant the prayer of Your Petitioners which is to 
disanull and Make Void all Former Proceedings respecting the Division of the 
Town, And Your Petitions will we Pray &;C. 

At a Town Meeting held at Providence by Adjournment on Saturday ye 7th Day of 
September 1765 — the abovesaid Remonstrance was Unanimously Voted and Past 
by Said Town. Test James Angell, Clerk'* ^ 

¥/e, the subscribers, beg leave to protest against the vote of this 
house, for dividing the town of Providence, for the following reasons, to 
wit: 

First . That the town is already reduced to a small extent of land, so that 
no inconvenience can arise on account of the distance the freemen are to go, 
to do the business necessary for the town; and that the court there is more 
convenient for the reception of the whole town, than any house in the part 
to be taken off, is to receive the freemen of such part. 
Secondly . That the line mentioned in the petition, takes off upwards of 
forty houses containing about sixty freemen, from the part called, and by 
the law established to be, the compact part of said town; which number of 

4, Division of Towns, 1728-1842, ms# sheet 17. R. I. State Archives 



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(First entry, p. 11) • Historical Sketch 

freemen are concerned in, and live by, merchandise, by their trades, and by 
going to sea on wages, as much as the same number of freemen, taken together, 
in any other part of the compact part of said town; by which it is evident, 
the interest of these and of the country part, must be as different as the 
interest of the compact part and the country part now is; and of course, the 
same, and more difficulties must very soon arise; and the compact part now to 
be taken off, or the country part, must (by the same reason this division is 
urged on) soon petition the General Assembly to be set off from the other. 
Thirdly . That the practice of dividing compact towns is unheard of before, 
there being no Instance in our colony, or in history, to be produced, of 
dividing a compact town, corporation, or city; but on the contrary, divers 
instances may be produced of different corporations or towns being united 
and incorporated into one city; that the precedent, by this vote introduced, 
may have a tendency to increase and multiply the towns in this colony to a 
number that may be highly injurious to the public weal; for the reasons 
offered for dividing this town, are much less weighty than those that may be 
offered from divers other towns in this colony, whose extent of lands is much 
greater. 

Fourthly . That the proposed line of division takes off the grist mill, the 
place whereon it stands, together with one hundred and fifty acres of land, 
which was given by the original inhabitants of the town of Providence, to 
John Smith, and his heirs, &c., en conditions entered into by the said tcwn 
and the said Smith, that he, the said Smith, should uphold the said mill 
useful and sufficient to grind the corn that shall be needful for the in- 
habitants of the said town or plantation of Providence, under certain regu- 
lations; the depriving of the town of which fatherly provision, made and 
provided for the inhabitants of said town, by their ancestors, so long ago 
as the year 1646, and confirmed in 1667, and which they have hitherto en- 
joyed, may, and in our opinion will, be the most grievous and burthensome to 
the inhabitants of said town; more especially, as there will be no grist 
mill left in said town, nor any place where water-works can be erected. 
Fifthly . That the only training field, and public burial place, now belong- 
ing to the town, will be taken off into the proposed town, by the line men- 
tioned in the petition where by the old town will be deprived of their an- 
cient grant made them about the year 1700, by the proprietors, and of the 
monuments of hundreds of their deceased ancestors, whose memories they ought 
to transmit to the latest posterity. The said grant expresses, 'That the 
said land shall perpetually lie in common for the uses of a trainfield, and 
for the use of burying their dead, and for other public uses, as the said town 
of Providence shall see cause, not damnifying the uses particularly mentioned. » 
Sixthly . As it does not appear that the Town of Providence hath been cited, 
nor any return of any citation, agreeably to the vote of the Assembly, at re- 
ceiving the petition, and the standing law of the Colony. 

If the foregoing reasons should be thought insufficient, we are humbly 
of opinion the said town of Providence ought to have liberty to add such 
other reasons as they shall think proper. 
Moses Brown Jacob Whitman Daniel Jenckes 

We, the subscribers, beg leave to protest against the division of the town 

of Providence into two towns, for the following reasons: 

1st. That the town of Providence is not so large in extent but that they have 



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Historical Sketch (First entry, p* 11). 

a convenient colony house to do their business in. 

2nd. As the colony is so small, and divided into so many towns already, 

we are of opinion, it is vastly prejudicial to the interests of the colony 

that it should be done. 

Thomas Potter, Jr. Metcalfe Bowler 

We, the subscribers, beg leave to protest against the vote of the lower 

house, for dividing the town of Providence into two towns. 

1st. For that it will be the means of creating more deputies to sit in the 

General Assembly, when, in our opinion, the number ought to be lessened 

rather than multiplied. 

2nd. The making mere towns in the colony will occasion a public expense, as 

all towns must necessarily have a proper number of commissioned officers 

therein. 

William Potter George Hazard Benjamin Greene*^ ^ 

Protests were obviously without effect, however, as the General Assembly 
on June 13, 1765 passed the following act: •* . . . dividing the city of Prov- 
idence ...**. 

•'An Act For Dividing the Town of Providence 

V/hereas, a large number of the inhabitants of the northern part of the 
town of Providence, preferred a petition, and represented unto this Assembly, 
that there are within the limits of said township, upwards of four hundred 
freemen; that those who dwell in the most compact part, are altogether mer- 
chants and tradesmen; and that far the greater part of the petitioners dwell 
in the more remote part of said township, and are near all farmers, whose 
interest and business often times differ from the merchants; that town meet- 
ings have been often called, and held in the compact part, upon matters and 
things which did not, and do not concern the farmers in the northern and 
more remote parts of said town; that they, the petitioners, nevertheless, 
have been, and still are, obliged to leave farming business, and to attend 
upon said meetings, to prevent things being voted to their disadvantage which 
hath occasioned much loss of time, contention and expense, which ought to be 
borne by the merchants and tradesmen; all which, being very inconvenient, 
they prayed to be set off, erected and made into a township; on consideration 
whereof, 

Be it enacted by this General Assembly, and by the authority thereof it 
is enacted, that the said town of Providence be, and the same is hereby, 
divided into two distinct and separate towns; and that the bounds of the 
northern part, hereby set off, begin at the new bridge, near to the hill 
called Solitary Hill; thence, bounding on Wanas qua tucket River, until it 
comes to the north-west corner of the town's land, at the east end of a place 
called Forestack Meadow; thence, easterly on a strcwight line to the middle of 
the mill bridge; thence, on a due east line until it comes to Seaconck River, 
so called; thence, northerly, bounding on said Seaconck River, until it comes 
to Smithfield line; thence, bounding by Smithfield line, until it comes to 
Johnston line; and thence, bounding westerly, by Jchnston line, until it 
comes to the afforesaid Solitary Hill; that all the lands included within 
the limits aforesaid, shall be, and hereby are, erected and made into a town- 

sT R. I. Col. Recs*, 1762-1772, pp. 318-19. 



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ship, to be distinguished, called and known by the name of North Providence; 
that the inhabitants thereof shall choose two deputies to represent them in 
the General Assembly; and that they shall have, hold, and enjoy all and singu- 
lar the liberties, privileges and immunities, which the other towns in this 
colony enjoy, and are entitled to. 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all debts due 
and money belonging to the town of Providence, before the division thereof, 
by this act made, shall be divided according to the last tax; and all debts 
due from the said towns before the division, shall be settled and made in 
like manner. 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all and every 
of the justices of the peace, and military officers, that were chosen and 
appointed for the. town of Providence, who live in that part thereof, which 
is now made North Providence, be, and they are hereby, continued in their re- 
spective offices, with as full power and ample authority, in every particular, 
as they had in consequence of their being chosen into, and commissions ted for, 
the offices by them respectively sustained; and John Olney, Esq., is hereby 
authorized and fully empowered to issue a warrant, and call the freemen of 
the said town of North Providence to meet together, at the house of Capt, 
Thomas Olney, within the same, on or before the 8th day of July, in order to 
choose and appoint all officers necessary for managing and conducting the pru- 
dential affairs of said town, agreeably to the laws of this colony. 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all town meet- 
ings in said town, shall be holden at the dwelling house of the aforesaid 
Thomas Olney; it being agreed upon by the said petitioners, as near the centre 
and most convenient; and that the said town shall send one grand juror and one 
petit juror, unto all and every the superior courts of judicature, courts of 
assize and general jail delivery; and also unto all and every the inferior 
courts of comnon pleas and general sessions of the peace, that shall here- 
after be holden within and for the county of Providence. 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the town of 
Providence shall forever have and enjoy the full, constant and free use, 
privilege and improvement of the burying hill or ground, that is now tc be 
taken off in the town of North Providence, according as it now is stated and 
laid out by the town of Providence, for burying their dead, making monuments 
for the same, and also for mustering their trained bands, and exercising their 
soldiers thereon, as usual, heretofore, to all intents and purposes; any 
thing to the contrary, in this act, or any part thereof, notwithstanding. 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that for the 
future, the town of Providence shall send one grand and one petit juror to 
each of the superior courts of judicature, courts of assize and general jail 
delivery; and one grand and one petit juror to each of the inferior courts 
of common pleas and general sessions of the peace, that shall be holden in 
and for the county of Providence* 

And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the poor be 
divided between the said two towns in proportion to the taxes and debts. 

It is voted and resolved, that Henry Harris, Esq., and Col. V/illiam 
Brown, be, and they are hereby, appointed a couinittee to rxin the line between 
the towns of Providence and North Providence; that they erect such monuments 
in the line as they shall think necessary; and that they make report to this 
Assembly, as soon as may be.*^ ^ 

6. R. I, Col. Recs., 1762-1772, pp. 323-324. 



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Historical Sketch (First entry, p* 11). 

Portions of the original town were re-united to Providence in 1767, 
1873, and 1874; and a large part thereof also annexed to the town of Paw- 
tucket in 1874, '^ 

The first census taken in 1774 set the population of North Providence 
at 830. This number was reduced to 698 in 1782, from which time the popu- 
lation gradually increased until the census taken in 1870 fixed the number 
at 20,495. 

Following the annexation of the more populous sections of the town to 
Providence and Pawtucket in 1874, the number of persons residing in North 
Providence was decreased to 1,303. ® From the division of the town in 1874, 
the number has progressively increased, the last census (1940) estimating the 
population of the town at 12,156. ^ North Providence is the smallest town in 
the state, having an area of only 5,9 square miles. At present the town is 
bounded on the north by the towns of Smithfield and Lincoln, on the east by 
the city of Pawtucket, and on the south by the city of Providence, and on the 
west by the town of Johnston. 

Textile manufacturing constitutes the town's principal industry. Small 
truck farms dot the outlying sections, and the districts contiguous to Prov- 
idence are for the most part residential. 

The town has a high school, eight elementary schools, a town hall, five 
fire stations and a bridewell. 

The principal communities are designated as Allendale, Centerdale, Fruit 
Hill, Greys tone, lymansville, Marieville, and Woodville. The Woonasqua tucket 
River is the principal river located in the extreme western part of the town. 

The following churches are located in the town: Allendale Baptist, 
Centerdale Primitive Methodist, Church of the Presentation of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, school and convent (Roman Catholic), Farmer's Chapel (Baptist), 
Greystone Primitive Methodist Churchy St. Alban's (Protestant Episcopal), 
St* James (Protestant Episcopal), St* Lawrence (Roman Catholic), St. Mary's 
Home for Children (Protestant Episcopal). 

The government of North Providence is typical of that of Rhode Island 
towns. Its principal agencies of government are the town meeting, town coun- 
cil, school committee, board of tax assessors, police department and various 
fire associations* Its essential officers are the town moderator, town 
clerk, town treasurer, tax collector, and director of unemployment relief, 
supplemented, however, by numerous minor officials. 



7. R. I. Manual , 1937-1938, p. 91. 

8* R, I. Manual . 1939-1940, pp. 161-165. 

9. Ibid . . Providence Journal Almanac, 1941, p* 66. 



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(First entry, p, 11). Town Moderator; 

Town Meeting 

I. TOWN MODERATOR 

Probably the first official act of the freemen of North Providence was 
to select an officer to preside over their town meeting and to maintain peace 
and good order therein. Thus, the records of the first town meeting held 
July 8. 1765, contain the following entry: "James Olney is chosen Modera- 
tor," 1 

Until 1864 the town moderator was the presiding officer at all meetings, 
elective, financial or otherwise. ^ During this year (1864), however, the 
town was divided into districts for voting purposes, and district moderators 
chosen to conduct all elective meetings. When the tc^n was separated in 
1874, from what is now the city of Pawtucket, the new town of North Provi- 
dence was organized without voting districts, and the town moderator again 
made responsible for the conduct of all meetings. In 1920 voting districts 
were again set off in the town, with the consequent re-establishment of the 
office of district moderator. 

Since 1920, the official duties of the town moderator have been re- 
stricted solely to the management of the affairs of the financial town 
meetings.^ 

From 1765 to 1781, the moderator was chosen at each meeting;^ from 1781 
to 1912, annually;^ and from 1912 to date, biennially.^ 

The office has always been elective.*^ 

The moderator keeps no records. 



II. TOWN MEETING 

By the terms of the act establishing the town, John Olney, Esq. was 
"... authorized and fully empowered to issue a warrant, and call the 
freemen of the said town pf North Providence to meet together at the house 
of Gapt. Thomas Olney, within the same, on or before the 8th day of July 
(1765), in order to choose and appoint all officers necessary for managing 
and conducting the Prudential affairs of said town, agreeably to the laws 
of this Golony." ^ Pursuant to the provisions of this act, the freemen of 

T. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

2. T. M. R. (1765-1864). 

3. Record of Ballots (1920—). 

4. T. M, R. (1765-1808). 

5. Ibid., 1781-1863; Election Returns, 1864-68; Ballots, 1869-73; 

T. M. R., 1874-1912. 

6. Ibid ., (1912-1920); Record of Ballots (1920—). 

7. T. M. R. , 1765-1863; Election Returns, 1864-68; Ballots, 1869-73; 

T. M. R. , 1874-1920; Record of Ballots, 1920--. 
1. Colony Records (Bartlett's) , Vol. VI, p# 440. 



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Minutes (1) 

North Providence met in their first town meeting on July 8, 1765 and organ- 
ized the government of the newly created town.^ 

Once established tcvm meetings have been regularly held in the town to 
the present time,*' However, the nature of the business transacted in the 
town meeting has been gradually modified since the first gathering, and many 
of the functions necessary to the proper management and conduct of the pru- 
dential affairs of the town have been delegated to less unwieldy agencies, 
particularly to the town council; and the voting franchise, originally exer- 
cised in town meetings, has been transferred to the more convenient district 
meeting. 

Today, about the only function of the town meeting, designated as the 
financial town meeting, is the ordering of the assessment of taxes, fixing 
of tax rates, and the appropriation of money for the various expenses of the 
municipal government. 

Regular town meetings are held annually, and special town meetings 
called from time to time as the occasion requires.^ 

The town clerk is, and always has been clerk of the town meeting, and 
as such, makes and keeps all records thereof. 

All records, unless otherwise specified, are located in the tcwn clerk's 
office, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



Minutes 

1. TOWN MEETING RECOPD, 1765—, 5 vols. (3 vols. 1765-1874, dated; 
1, 2; . Title varies slightly. 

Minutes of proceedings of town meetings, containing record of: 
A. Appointment of committees 

attend general assembly to advise with deputies en division of 

town, 1767. 
examine act of general assembly respecting possession of slaves, 

and to work for abolition of slavery through general assembly, 

1775. 
provide for enlistment, 1776, 78, 80-82, 1862. 
purchase Connecticut grain, 1779. 

raise money by subscription for continental loan office, 1779. 
define town boundaries, 1785-86, 1837, 65. 
take general estimate, 1795. 

confer with deputies for repeal of general estimate law, 1796. 
petition general assembly to resist Embargo Act, 1809. 

T. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

3. T. M. R. (1765—., passim . 

4. T. M. R. , Vol. 2 (New Series). 

5. Ibid. 



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purchase rights through North Providence burying ground for turn- 
pike road, 1812. 
build bridewell, 1815. 

lay out "pass ways" in North End burial grounds, 1822. 
prosecute violations of liquor licenses, 1839. 
provide fireproof safes, 1851. 
inquire into town finances, 1855, 59* 
ascertain nximber of needy poor, 1857 • 
investigate purchase of fireproof safe or build fireproof building, 

1869. 
select land suitable for erection of memorial monument, 1862. 
investigate financial affairs and recommend plan for funding, 1863 • 
provide centennial anniversary celebration for town, 1864. 
establish and supervise a sinking fund, 1865-73. 
dispose of town farm, 1875, 81. 

confer with town of Jdinston regarding bridge, 1876, 
select lot and erect town hall, 1879. 
procure lot for erection of town building, 1880. 
consider school district adjustments, 1885. 
investigate disputed possession of school lot, 1885. 
confer with town of Johnston regarding support of public library, 

1885, 88. 
consider building of schools, 1887. 
receive bequest of r, W. layman, 1887. 
receive deed for lot for school purposes, 1889. 
act with school committee en purchasing lot, 1890. 
purchase or lease land for bridewell, 1890. 
audit town books, 1895. 

consider means of obtaining a water system, 1904. 
obtain passage of act by general assembly to install water system, 

1905. 
procure bond issue to take up floating debt, 1905. 
procure passage of bill allowing tcwn to enter into contract with 

Providence and Fawtucket for public water service, 1905. 
consider procuring lot for new town hall, 1910. 
consider ways and means of erecting town hall, 1915, 21. 
procure plans for building town hall, 1929. 
study subject of new high school, 1933-36. 
act with superintendent of schools to study plans for high school, 

1936. 
North Providence Sewer Commission, 1938. 
B. Appropriations 

highways and bridges, 1794--. 

bridewell "in western part of the town", 1857; at Woodville, 1890; 

Marieville, 1914. 
bridewell and justice court, 1859. 
raising military company, 1861. 
soldiers' relief, 1861-62. 

centennial anniversary celebration of town, 1864-65. 
purchase of rights and interest in several turnpike corporations, 
1865-69. 



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(1) 



Fourth of July Celetrations, 1868, 71-72. 

support of poor, 1874, 1879-1932. 

public schools, 1874-1940, 

contingent (misc.), 1875-82, 85-92, 1894-1940. 

Centerdale bridge repairs, 1876. 

town clerk's office, rent, 1876-78. 

State tax, 1876-77, 1873-1905, 7-35. 

town hall, purchase, repairs, up-keep [misc.), 1879, 98, 1907, 10, 

21, 23, 27, 30-31. 
town officers and police, 1879-1940. 
Union Free Library, 1879-1922, 1926-40. 
interest on notes and bonds, 1880-1940. 
schools, 1885-87, 89-96, 1902, 5, 8, 10, 12-15, 20-21. 
street lights, 1887-93, 1900, 2-40. 
burial lot for poor, 1890, 
shed on town hall lot, 1891. 
damages in Hopkins case, 1895. 
evening schools, 1896-1900, 1912-15. 
water service and fire hydrants, 1896, 1905, 1907-40. 
Memorial .Eay, 1897-1940. 
volunteer fire departments, 1898-1940. 
free high school tuition, 1899-1914. 
sinking fund, 1899, 1906-40.. 

enforcement of gambling and liquor laws, 1903-4. 
care of grounds, D. W. lyman monument, 1906. 
making index to real estate records, 1909. 
unpaid bills, 1910, 33, 35, 37-40. 
payment of reward for arrest of murderer, 1912. 
for copying plats, 1912, 13, 16. 
district nurses, 1912-40. 

Providence County farm bureau, 1916-17, 19, 21-32. 
town clerks, clerical assistance, 1918-27. 
for memorial to World War heroes, 1919. 
fire companies, 1922-28, 30, 32, 36-38. 
making index to probate records, 1923. 
mothers' aid, 1924-40. 
Armistice Day, 1925-40. 
for preparing a zoning ordinance | 1928. 
for purchase of Masonic Lot, 1930. 

for grading and fencing Memorial Park, Marieville, 1931. 
director of public aid ;Welfare), 1933-40. 
emergency unemployment relief, 1933-40. 
for printing tax books, 1936. 
high school (erection of), 1936. 
garbage removal, 1936-40. 
board of assessors, clerk, 1937. 
sewer system, 1938. 
sewer disposal, 1940. 
0. Approval 

reports on boundary lines, 1847, 61, 
State loan, 1892, 96. 



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State House bonds, 1898. 

State road and armory loan, 1905* 

Metropolitan Park lean, 1906, IB. 

State highway construction loan, 1908, 13. 

penal and reformatory institution loans, 1908, 13, 16, 22. 

harbor improvement loan, 1909, 12. 

town highway construction loan, 1911. 

bridge construction loan, 1916, 20, 22. 

armory of mounted commands loan, 1916, 26. 

soldiers* bonus loan, 1920. 

courthouse loan, 1922* 

D. Authorizing 

town treasurer to hire (borrow money, 1780-81, 96-99, 1818, 30, 

32-33, 35-36, 38, 41-42, 46, 48-49, 54, 62, 82-83, 86, 1888-1940., 

town treasurer to contract for water supply, 1859. 

town council to appoint auditor to examine certain accounts annually, 
1870. 

town treasurer to pay State tax, 1876, 78-79, 1881-1940. 

tcwn treasurer to pay debts and claims against town, 1886. 

town treasurer to execute quitclaim deed, 1889. 

town council to make application for authority to issue bonds, 1892. 

exchange of land for schoolhouse lots, 1895, 1915. 

exemption of taxes for 10 years, 1903-4, 9, 23-24. 

exchange of land for highways, 1910. 

board of assessors to assess taxes, 1919 — . 

town to lease site for playground, 1935. 

town council to hire tax collector, 1935-40. 

town to purchase site for high school, 1936. 

town council to accept provisions of Workmen's Compensation Act, 
1938. 

E. Copies 

first town meeting warrant, 1765. 

original act of general assembly incorporating town of North 

Providence, 1765. 
vote of general assembly appointing coirmittee to define town 

boundaries, 1765. 
petition to general assembly regarding better hospital regulation 

for care of smallpox, 1778. 
petition to general assembly •'to lighten taxes,'' 1796, 98. 
petition to general assembly for new toll bridge at P&wtucket 

village, 1830. 
I. Election 

deputies and representatives to general assembly, 1765-1924. 
town officers, 1765-1924. 

senators to the general assembly, 1843-1924. 
0. Instructions to deputies (or representatives) 

tc request general assembly to prohibit distilling molasses into 

rum, 1776. 
to request general assembly to appoint committee to define tcwn 

limits, 1792, 1837. 
to request general assembly to enact law against dual orfjoo hold- 
ing, 1796. 



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H. Orders 

posting of bonds (bastardy), 1773. 

assessment of tax to pay soldiers' bounty, 1776, 78, 80-81, 

accounts to be exhibited to town auditors, 1788. 

sale of property for non-payment of taxes, 1790-92, 96. 

payment of soldiers' bonus, 1814. 

repair of bridges, 1814, 18, 20. 

town treasurer to secure to town deed of Jenks burial ground, 
1830-31. 

town treasurer to have printed reports issued, 1854. 

town treasurer to issue bonds, 1857, 63-64. 

commissioners of the asylum and committee on soldiers' relief to 
report monthly, 1862. 

discharge of committee for soldiers' family relief, 1866, 

town tax, 1874 — • 

to town council not to exceed appropriations, 1887-88, 91-93, 1909, 

superintendent of schools to investigate necessity of abolishing 
joint school district with Lincoln, 1889. 

town treasurer not to pay bills unless approved by auditing com- 
mittee, 1895. 

highway commissioner to place street signs at all corners, 1904. 

town sergeant to make monthly reports to town council, 1904. 

town clerks to keep office open certain hours, 1907. 

town clerk to employ expert accountant to audit town treasurer's 
books, 1911* 
I. Record of votes cast 

colony and state officers, 1765-1924* 

various questions and propositions, 1788 — • 

presidential electors, 1800-1860, 1874-1924. 

federal officers, 1874-1924. 

United States Representatives, 1874-1924. 

United States senators, 1874-1924. 
J, Reports of Committees 

town boundaries (defining), 1765, 85-86, 1837, 65. 

enlistment, 1776, 78, 80-82, 1862. 

finance, 1856, 60-61, 63, 65-66. 

on purchase of safe or building fireproof building, 1861. 

financial affairs and funding plan, 1863. 

centennial celebration of town, 1864-66. 

sinking fund, 1865-73. 

appropriations, 1883, 1895-1939. 

schools (school commissioners' reports), 1883, 1895-1939, 

building conmission on high school, 1886. 

memorial fund, D. W» lyman, 1905. 

water supply, 1905, 1926 — . 

new town hall lot, 1911. 

erection of new town- hall, 1930. 

high school erection (commissioners' report), 1934, 36-37, 39-40. 

sewers, 1940, 
K, Reports of town officers 

overseer of poor, 1875, 85-89, 91, 1912, 



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town treasurer, 1875, 1879 — • 
superintendent of schools, 1880-82, 85, 87. 
librarian, 1886. 

director of unemployment relief, 1939. 
tax collector, 1939—. 
L. Petitions (rdsc; 

permission to play ball on Sunday, 1919. 

permission to move stone crusher, 1919. 

recovery of damage dene by dogs, 1919, 22, 28. 

erection of primary school on Woodward Road, 1920. 

permission to use town hall for private meetings, 1920-23, .25, 27, 

29, 1931—. 
prohitition of Sunday baseball games, 1922. 
permission to move building, 1922, 26, 29. 
fire station at Woodville, 1924. 

permission to move fire siren tower (Geneva), 1925. 
permission to use land for cemetery purposes, 1925, 
fire truck for Fruit Hill Company, 1926. 
ccmpensaticn for fighting fires, 1926. 
electric car service (lymflrisville) , 1926. 
fire alarm system,. 1926, 30. 

reduction in trolley fares ^Marieville) , 1927, 34. 
removal of railroad crossing gates (N. Y. , N. H. & H. R. R. , Putnam 

Pike), 1927. 
permission to erect gas station, 1927, 29. 
investigation of fire insurance rates, 1928. 
new fire equipment, 1928. 
permission to operate laundry, 1928. 
permission to name war memorial square, 1928. 
new fire station at ICarieville, 1930. 
establishment of zone for business, 1930. 

discontinuance of trolley service, Smith St. (U. E. R. ) , 1930-31. 
purchase of inhalator (Fire Dept.), 1934. 
new fire station (Centerdale) , 1934. 

preference of local truck hire when needed by town, 1934. 
new door on Centerdale fire station, 1935. 

special town meeting for granting tax exemption [Mackay Co.), 1935» 
operation of trackless trolley {U. E. R. ) , 1935. 
investigation of neglected cemetery (Morgan Ave.}, 1935. 
sub-post office in Woodville, 1935. 
typewriter for department of public aid, 1935. 
lights near convent on Fruit Hill, at Marieville, and at Woodville, 

1935. 
compulsory use of metal dog tags, 1935. 
removal of poles obstructing property, 1935, 38. 
new tires on fire truck (Centerdale Co.), 1936. 
bus service from Marieville to Centerdale, 1936, 38. 
ambulance service in town, 1937. 
permission to hold tag day (V. F. W. ) , 1938. 
permission to stage fireworks display, 1938. 



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Uinutes (1) 

M. Miscellaneous 

town ordinances, 1765, 91, 99, 1819, 21, 23, 28, 39, 43, 46, 49, 

56-57, 59-61, 63, 65. 
drawing of grand and petit jurors, 1765-1829. 
propounding of freemen, 1765-1842. 
notification of date of town meeting, 1765-1874. 
tax assessments, 1766, 
allowance of town officers' accounts for keeping and removing 

paupers, 1768. 
resolution forbidding town treasurer to expend town funds by 

order of town meeting or town council, 1768, 1849, 54. 
indenture of apprenticeship (orphans and indigent minors), 1776. 
discharge of office holders for non-compliance with ''Test Act" 

(Tories), 1776-77. 
proportioning town's share of salt, 1776-78. 
appointment of delegates to State convention, 1779, 90, 1823, 24, 

34, 41-42. 
an act for the more equal representation of the State of Rhode 

Island, 1787. 
vote on adoption of Federal constitution, 1788* 
acceptance of auditors' reports, 1788-1873. 
acceptance of gift of land, 1791. 
resolution and repeal of orders to treasurer to apportion money 

as ordered by general assembly, 1796. 
resolution and votes on State constitution, 1796-97, 1824, 42, 53, 

56, 63. 
establishment of free school regulations, 1799, 1801. 
establishment of library in town clerk's office, 1799, 1801. 
presidential electors (list of), 1800-1860, 
town officers' bonds, isoi, 6, 9-11, 13-15, 17. 
town landings (defining limits, leasing, etc.), 1801-4, 6, 25-27, 

36-42, 52-53, 58-59. 
vendue (auction) of poor, 1806, 8-11. 

acceptance of bid for place of holding town meeting, 1808, 25-27. 
voters (list of), 1818, 20-22, 43-44. 
division nf town, 1828-29, 72. 
reports on division of town, 1828-29, 72. 
licenses (granting, refusing, regulating fees, etc.), 1829, 31, 38, 

41, 43, 45, 47, 49. 
receipt and filing of school committee reports, 1830-74, 
election returns, 1836, 40, 48, 52. 
repeal of "Maine I^w", 1853. 
request for town meetings, 1863-74. 

places for holding district meetings (voting), 1864, 68. 
fireproof buildings, 1869, 71-72. 
repeal of resolution authorizing town council to appoint auditor to 

examine certain accounts annually, 1870. 
salaries of town officers [fixing', 1874-78, 1BB5— . 
amendment to State constitution, 1876-89, 92, 95, 08-09, 1900, 2, 

3, 5, 9, 11, 16. 
payment of State tax, 1876-1935. 



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sinking fund, 1876, 90, 93, 99, 1906—. 

intoxicating liquor licenses, 1877-84, 86, 90, 92, 1908-12, 14, 16, 
18, 20, 22. 

appointment of commission to execute and sign deed of sale of town 
farm, 1881. 

increasing school committee membership to five, to be elected by- 
town council, 1885. 

question of abolishing school district system, 1685. 

acceptance of streets as public highways, 1891, 1900. 

various state measures, 1892, 96, 98, 1900, 5-6, 8, 11-13, 16, 20, 
22. 

abolishing Saturday night and Sunday police for one year, 1895. 

report of town officers, 1895 — . 

providing high school tuition, 1899-1933. 

bond issues, 1905, 12, 23, 25, 27, 30, 33, 38. 

granting Centerdalo Fire department use of certain property, 1907. 

rebuilding schoolhouse in V/oodville, 1920. 

erecting town schoolhouses, 1922. 

making appropriations for emergency unemployment relief, 1933 — • 

purchase of site for erection of high school, 1336. 

acceptance of grant to install and construct sewer system, 1938. 

Arr. chrcn. by date of meeting. 1 vol. 1765-1808, no index; 1 vol. 1808-55, 
indexed by first letter of subject matter from 1840-43; 2 vols, 1855-1920, 
indexed by first letter of subject matter; 1 vol, 1320 — , no index. 3 vols. 
1765-1874 hdw. (emery processed); 300 pp. 12 x 10 x 2, Pawtucket City Hall, 
Roosevelt Ave., rawtucket; 2 vols. 1874 — , hdw, and typed, 400 pp. 
17 X lli^ X 2^. 

Ill, TOiVN COUNCIL 

A town council was elected by the freemen of North Providence at their 
first town meeting and was composed of six members, namely James Olney 
(president), Samuel Ourrie, Jonathan Jencks, Jeremiah Dexter, Thomas Olney, 
and Nebadiah Angell, who were elected for a term of one year.^ The town 
council retained its original membership of six members from 1765 to 1799; 
from 1799 to 1892 membership varied between seven and five m.embers; and from 
1892—, seven members have made up the agency.^ Members of the council were 
elected for one year terms from 1765 to 1912 and since 1912 the town council 
has been elected biennially.'' The office has always been elective.^ 

The general powers of the town council have varied but little since the 
creation of the agency. The council today has full power to manage the 



R. [1765-1808:, p. 8. 

R. , 1765-1863; Election Returns, 1864-68; Ballots, 1869-74; 
M. R. , 1874-1920; Record of Ballots, 1920—. 
R., 1765-1862; Election Returns, 1864-68; Ballots, 1869-74; 
T. M. R. , 1874-1920; Record of Ballots, 1920—. 
4, T. M. R. , 1765-1863; Election Returns, 1864-68; Ballots, 1869-74; 
T. M. R., 1874-1920; Record of Ballots, 1920—. 



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affairs and interests of the town and to determine all such matters that 
shall hy law come within its jurisdiction.^ It also acts as board of 
health,^ board of canvassers,' board of license conniissioners,® and sits 
or may designate not more than three of its members to sit on a board of 
canvassers and registration on election day. 

The town clerk is clerk of the town council and the various town coun- 
cil agencies with the exception of the board of canvassers and registration; 
and as such makes and keeps the records of the office. 

Records from 1765-1874 are located in the Probate Record Room, fourth 
floor, Bawtucket City Hall, Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, and from 1874 to date 
in the office or vault of the town clerk, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., 
Centerdale, 



Papers 

2. ;MISCELLANEOas PAPERS OF TOWN COUNCIL AND OTHER AGENCIES) , 

1765-1874. 77 boxes in 40 f.d. (1-67, 88, 90-93, 95-98, 122). 

Contains: 
Box No. 

1. Town meeting warrants, 1765-1820; warrants for jurors, 1781, 90-92, 

95, 97-98, 1820; warrants for calling special town council 
meetings, 1794-1817; citation for appearance of persons before 
town council, 1797-98. 

2. Subscription list relating to poor of Boston, 1774; requests for 

special town meeting, 1781-1867; indemnity bends (master's inden- 
tures of apprenticeship), 1788, 93; town meeting warrants, 1820-69; 
indenture of apprenticeship, 1824. 

3. Act regulating financial affairs of town, 1857; ordinance relating to 

duties and powers of town officers, 1859; town meeting warrants, 
1870-74; warrants to lay out highways, 1873. 

4. Tavern license bonds, 1765-99; certificate of inhabitation, 1766; 

indemnity bonds (bastardy, transients), 1766-92; administrators' 
bonds, 1766-98; guardianship bonds, 1779-98. 

5. Tavern license bonds, 1801-16, 39-48; town treasurer's bonds, 1806-12; 

administrator's bond to sell real estate, 1841; oyster house 
license bonds, 1841-47. 

6. Applications for license to sell spirituous liquors, 1846-73; applica- 

tions for bowling alley licenses, 1872; applications for hotel 
licenses, 1872; applications for public house licenses, 1872; ap- 
plications for victualling house licenses, 1872, 



i;jLicaiiionB lor vicxuaxjLing nouso i 

"n G. L. . 1938 , ch, 333, sec. 4. p^ 704. 

6. Ibid., sec. 13. 

7. Ibid., ch. 312, sec. 12, p. 660. 

8. Ibid,, ch. 164, sec. 4, p# 397. 

9. Ibid., ch, 314, sees, 24, 25, p. 665. 



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Box No. 

7. Auditors' reports, 1787-1865; town treasurers' reports, 1796-1866; cer- 

tificate of receipt of town treasurer's books and papers by succes- 
sor, 1812, 31; town treasurer's estimates on probable expenses of 
town, 1819-64; name of person appointed to coimiittee to examine al- 
phabetical indexes inserted in deed books, 1, 2, and 3, 1824; town 
council agreements with physicians concerning attendance on sick 
paupers, 1826-33; town treasurers' requests to town council for ad- 
vice and consent to borrow money, 1866-67; report on sinking fund, 
1868. 

8. Correspondence from various persons and town councils concerning indi- 

gents removed from North Providence, 1765-1849; warrants for removal 
of indigent persons, and petitions from overseers of the poor to 
town council for warrants, 1766-1869; report of committee appointed 
by general assembly to settle accounts and divide poor between 
Providence and North Providence, 1769; summonses and citations for 
indigent persons to appear before council to shew cause why they 
should not be removed from town, 1774-1864; indemjiity bond (bastard 
child), 1834; notice concerning harboring persons from abroad, 
1841; record of school children vaccinated, 1844, 50. 

9. Committee reports on laying out highways and estimates of damages to 

owners of land, 1766-1871; report of ccrrmissioner of highways, 
1775-99; committee report on running line dividing Providence and 
North Providence, 1785; resignation of highway surveyor, Provi- 
dence, 1785; accounts of surveyors of highways settled by tcwn 
council, 1793-1869; return of surveyor of lumber, 1850-51; peti- 
tion to be appointed surveyor of lumber, 1852-53; surveyor's cer- 
tificate of assignment, 1854; resignation of highway surveyor, 
1856. 

10. Petitions for reports on and contracts for bridges, 1767-1871. 

11. Copies of state tax warrants, 1762-1824; tax assessors' book, 1771; 

petitions and requests for abatement of taxes, 1799-1870; list or 
uncollectible taxes, 1812-73; tax collector's returns of estates 
sold for taxes, 1855-73; mechanic's liens filed, 1857-58; report 
of committee "on having taxable property platted and assessed", 
1869; town clerk's receipts for taxes collected by him and turned 
over to tax collector, 1869. 

12. Copy of warrant of distraint and return of sale (for non-appearance 

for training), 1775, 77; warrant for calling council meeting, 1776; 
request to town. clerk to call town meeting, 1777; report of com- 
mittee estimating damage caused by French army to woodland, 1782; 
assignment of wages, 1794; warrant to warn of training of militia 
and list of delinquents, 1801; settlement of accounts of military- 
officers, 1802-32; petition for remittance of militia tax, 1843; 
lists of militia enrollments, 1843-64; report of committee to raise 
company of one hundred men from town, 1861; report of bounty com- 
mittee (to raise volunteers), 1862-63; certificates of militia 
enrollment (from adjutant general), 1865; copy of honorable dis- 
charge (army), 1865; petition to use town hall for ontortaining 
soldiers, undated. 

13. Copies of writs of attachment, 1766-1820. 

14. Copies of writs of attachment, 1820-40. 



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Box No, 

15. Copies of writs of attachment, 1840-51. 

16. Reports, warrants for removal, indemnity bonds (bastardy), correspond- 

ence, complaints, accounts, and citations of overseer of the poor, 
1779-1872; reports of poor house committee, 1825, 32; agreement be- 
tween commissioners and lessee of asylum, 1837; reports of commis- 
sioners of the asylum, 1849-62; petition from Rhode Island Hospital 
concerning hospitalization of town pauper, 1868; indentures of ap- 
prenticeship (by Providence Children's Friend Society), 1869. 

17. Town treasurer's bonds, 1801-72; sinking fund report, 1862-72; victual- 

ling house bends, 1868-72. 

18. Reports of school committee to town meeting, 1830-59; deeds for school 

properties, 1839-52; bills allowed and ordered paid, 1841-52; mis- 
cellaneous papers, 1843-66; tax lists and valuations of school Dis- 
trict No, 1, 1849, 51; notices calling school meetings, 1849-58; 
school district treasurer's reports, 1849, 55, 58; minutes of school 
meetings, 1855-56. 

19. Applications for liquor licenses with receipts for fees, 1868-69; list 

of liquor dealers, 1871; petitions for and against issuance of 
licenses, 1871-72. 
20* Warrants calling town meeting, 1775-76, 78, 97; resignation cf town 
officers, 1830, 50; notices calling special town council meetings, 
1841-58; petition for widening High St*, 1872. 

21. Petitions for watering places for cattle, 1794, 1857-68; petition for 

a town landing, 1801; copy of vote by tcwn council concerning town 
landing, 1802; ccninittee reports on town landing, 1803-52; notices 
of estrays 'stray cattle; by pound keeper, 1821-59; petitions 
against and citations for nuisances, 1823-69; deed by Pawtucket 
/ Steamboat Co. conveying town landing to town, 1839; petitions 

against, summonses, and reports of committee regarding slaughter 
houses, 1851-"1; warranty and quitclaim deeds and assignments., 
1857-61; bills for repairing of watering places, 1866, 70; copy of 
ordinance concerning removal of buildings, 1869; petitions for per- 
mdssirn to remove buildings, 1869-71; bonds for removal cf build- 
ings, 1869-73. 

22. Deeds of gift, 1791, 97; quitclaim deeds, 1793-1869; warranty deeds^ 

1830-50; driftway agreement, 1835; town deeds (for highways), 1836, 
50, 58, 68; report of committee on purchase of Colum.bia Hall for 
town house, 1853. 

23. List of voters, 1844-54; list of persons voting for general officers 

and representatives to Congress, 1847; defaulted promissory notes 
upon which writs were served, 1847-61; petitions by aliens to hold 
real estate [upon declaration of intention to become naturalized),, 
1847-68. 

24. Citation for appearance of persons before town council (concerning 

highways), 1770-96; requests to call council meeting, 1775, 09; 
complaints and warrants (assault and battery, and bastardy), 
1785-1860; reports on land surveyed for roads by order of town 
council, 1795-1R05; indentures of leases, 1830, 59; claims of 
Peoples' Bank against town, and council decrees thereon, 1854; 
petitions and claims for iamagos fr»r jrjjnrjos ro.r*.oivo.d ;>n df>ffH»tivo 



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highways, 1855-73; discharges of mortgages, 1856; petitions to lay 
iron water pipes in highways for fire and water purposes, and to 
place hydrants, 1860-73; decision of town council upon complaint for 
abatement of nuisance (Lloyd Chemical Works), 1861; assignment of 
trust, 1870; petitions for gas street lights in Olneyville, 1872. 

25. Complaint and warrant 'assault and battery), 1791; defeasance bond to 

convey real estate, 1796; statement of Providence and Pawtucket Turn- 
pike Corporation, 1821; report of coionittee on encroachments on 
highways, 1830; requests for license to transact business as money 
brokers and vendor of foreign and domestic lottery tickets, and 
bond, 1830, 44; report of coronittee on highways, 1831; report of 
committee on Providence boundary line, 1847; petitions of Providence 
Gas Co. and Pawtucket Gas Co. for permission to lay gas pipes, and 
approval of town council, 1853-54; report of coirmittee appointed to 
re-plat highways in the town, 1859; petition for appointment as auc- 
tioneer, 1863; petition to general assembly requesting that a strip 
of land near North End Burial Ground be set off from the town and 
added to City of Providence, 1866; petition for abatement of taxes, 
1867; notice of hearing on Boston and Hartford Railroad Co., 1869; 
bond (bastardy case), 1870; report on persons vaccinated, 1870; 
petition to open highway (continuance of Mt. Pleasant Avenue), 1871; 
plat of territory proposed to be annexed by City of Providence, 
1871; report of coiatissi oners appointed to recommend dividing line 
between towns of Smithfield, Pawtucket, Lincoln, and North Provi- 
dence, 1871; report of committee appointed to consider division of 
town of North Providence, 1872; affidavit of individual accompanying 
application to have name registered as voter in North Providence, 
1873; assessors' report on new valuation of property, 1873. 

26. Warrants for jurors, 1797-1815; petition to town council to revise 

highway limits, 1809; petitions for watering places for horses and 
cattle, 1859-73; petitions for and against widening of Main Street; 
notices to land owners and report of commission concerning widening 
of Main Street (village of Pawtucket), 1872-73. 

27. Warrant to highway surveyors (for laying out highway), 1768; citations 

relative to highways, 1796, 1849; petition for highways, 1838-68; 
warrants for town meetings, 1849-67; documents relating to Mill 
Street (Pawtucket), 1868; accounts of contractor (Mill Street), 
1869. 

28. Report on a highway from meeting house (at Pawtucket), 1794; papers, 

including warrants, citations, petitions, remonstrances, appeal 
bonds, and report of committee on encroachments relating to High 
Street (Pawtucket), 1840-72; warrant to lay out Hawes Street and 
committee report, 1872. 

29^ Report of committee on building a town house, 1861; notices of ac- 
ceptance of appointments of trial justices, 1868-72. 

30. Papers relating to Read St., including v^arrant to lay out, petitions, 
report of committee, notices to land owners, order to town ser- 
geant to remove obstructions, and appeal bonds, 1845-68; petitions 
for repair of "Old Road", 1873. 



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Box No. 

31. Copy of report of committee on laying out highway from P3:ovidence to 

North Providence, 1749; copy of resolution appointing a coimiittee 
to run line between Providence and North Providence, 1785; commit- 
tee report en landing place at "Cove", 18C3; petition for building 
a dam at "Abbotts Place" and report of committee, 1814; petition to 
exchange land for highway, 1834; papers relating to Valley St,, in- 
cluding petitions, warrants, and summonses to land owners^ 1864-73. 

32. Papers relating to Mineral Spring Pike, including warrants, summonses 

to land owners, petitions, committee report, report on grading, 
claims, copy of resolution of town council, 1814-74; papers relating 
to Mount Pleasant Ave., including warrants, notices to land owners, 
petitions, remonstrances, commissioner's reports to town council 
and Supreme Court, 1859-73; papers relating to "Old Road" including 
notices to land owners, petitions, remonstrances, return of comjnit- 
tee, 1860-74; papers relating to Bagley St., including petitions, 
warrants, summonses to land owners, 1873-74. 

33. Papers relating to various streetslMarrion, Mason, Martin, Merrick, 

Miller, Montg^^mery, Mystic, McKenna), including warrants, petitions, 
claims, summonses to land owners, return of commissioners to town 
council, 1853-72. 

34. Papers, including warrants to lay out, petitions, claims, returns of 

c':arjnissi oners to town council, notices to land owners, committee 
reports, relating to Log Bridge Road, 1786-1864, Louisquisset 
Turnpike, 1854-74, and Lavaughan St., 1864-72; petition for and 
copy of town mieeting resolution authorizing building of school 
house in school district No. 3, 1830, 

35. Papers relating to Smithficld Road, including petitions, warrants, re- 

ports, notices to land owners, commissioner's reports to town coun- 
cil, 1771-1869; papers relating to Old Killingly Road, including 
citation, notice to land owners, petitions, warrants to lay out 
and grade, report of commissioners to town council, 1791-1873; let- 
ter of James C. Collins to town council concerning trial justices 
.opinion), 1873. 

36. Papers, including warrants, petitions, citations, complaints, reports 

of commissioners to town council, relating to Old Wenscott Rd., 
1800-1870, Olneyville Road, 1841-53, and Orms St., 1^59-73. 

37. Papers relating to Powder Mill Pike,, including petitions, sumjnonses to 

land owners, warrants to lay out,. reports of committee to town 
council, deed by Jenks Olney (1^29), deed of Gideon Olney (1834), 
1796-1874; report of committee on bridewell, 1857. 

38. Papers, including warrants, petitions, reports, summonses, notices to 

land owners, relating to Pine St., 1848-73, and Pine Ave., 1856-73. 

39. Papers, including warrants, petitions, reports, relating to Pidgc Ave., 

1861-74, and Pattinson St., 1870-73; petition to town council by 
Providence and V/orcester R. R. , 1873. 

40. Papers, including warrants, petitions, notices to land owners, relating 

to Julian St., 1870-73, and KLmball St., 1873. 

41. Papers relating ti Old P:>wQr Road, including petition (1766), warrants 

to lay out, reports of ccnimittee, notices to land owners, 1766-1861; 
papers relating to Fountain St*, Pawtuckot, jnc3iuling potjtionf^ and 



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Bex No. 

warrant, 1845-59; return of committee on various streets in Fair- 
mount and Pawtucket, 1869; papers including return of committee, 
and a petition relating to Bath St. and J^jrrtle St., 1870; papers 
relating to Farnuii Pike, including warrant to lay out, and peti- 
tion, 1873. 

42. Warrant concerning indigent persons, 1818; papers relating to Jenks St., 

including warrants, petitions, notices to land owners, report of 
committee on highways, 1844-66; papers relative to Eaton St., in- 
cluding report of committee on highways, petitions, warrants to lay 
out, 1852-55; papers relating to Elm St., including petitions, re- 
port of grading committee, warrant to lay out, 1863; papers relating 
to Evans St., including summonses to land owners, and petitions, 
1867-69; papers relating to Eagle St., including petitions, warrants 
to lay out, summonses to landowners, and petitions, and return of 
committee on highways, 1870-72; papers relating to East Ave. (for- 
merly East Turnpike) including summonses to land owners, report of 
committee on highways, petitions, resolutions of town council, war- 
rants to lay out, 1871-74; papers relating to Erastus St., including 
warrants to lay out, notices to land owners, petitions, 1873; docu- 
ment defining bounds of "The Old House Lott", undated. 

43. Papers relating to Atwells Ave., including petitions, claims, warrants 

to lay out, reports of committee on damages, complaints, money spent, 
notices to land owners, copy of vote of town council on curbing, 
agreements, 1845-71; papers relating to Atlantic St., including 
petitions, summonses to land owners, agreement, reports of commis- 
sions, warrants to lay out, notices to land owners, 1860-73; papers 
relating to Armington St., including warrants to lay out, summonses 
to land owners, 1872-73. 

44. Reports from chief of police (monthly) , 1872-73; papers relating to 

Waldo St., including petitions, warrant to lay out, commissioner's 
Import, 1873-74; warrants to lay out and grade various streets, 
1873-74; complaint and petition regarding nuisance, 1874; copy of 
general assembly resolution regarding Providence and Pawtucket 
Turnpike, undated. 
45t Appeal bonds, 1868-71; notices of appeal, 1870. 

46. Copy of plat of landing place (1754), and papers relating to River 

Ave. (Pawtucket) in<5luding copy of resolution by town council 
(1802), warrants to lay out, summonses to land owners, petitions, 
reports of commissioners, appeals, appeal bonds, bill of exceptions, 
copy of Supreme Court Judgment, 1754-1869. 

47. Petitions to lay tracks, 1861-70; report of committee, 1863; bills 

accepted and ordered paid, undated; copy of ordinance and amendment 
permitting the Broadway and Providence R, R. Co. to lay tracks in 
North Providence, undated; petitions for and against the railroad, 
undated; reports on complaints, undated. 

48. Papers relating to V/ilbour Hill Road including report on highway 

(1807), plat (1807), warrants to lay out, summonses to landowners, 
petitions, reports of committees, 1807-71; citation to highway 
commissioners, 1846; papers relating to Walker St., including war- 
rants to lay out, summonses to land owners, petitions, reports of 



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Box No. 

committee, opinion (1874}, and remonstrance, 1847-74; warrant to 
lay out new street, 1866; papers relating to Weeden and Pine Sts., 
including warrants to lay out, petitions, notices to land owners, 
reports of coninittees, summonses to land owners, 1866-71. 

49. Committee report on Old Neck Road, 1766; papers relating to »*01d Road" 

including copy of resolution by Providence town council (1791), 
warrants to lay out, summonses to land owners, cGmmittee reports, 
petitions, notices to land owners, 1791-1872; petition to define 
bounds, 1847; papers, including warrants to lay out, petitions, 
committee reports, summonses to landowners, remonstranfies, report 
of grade, relating to V/ard, Wayne, Bemon, Whipple, Wheldon and 
Webster Sts., 1860-73. 

50. Papers relating to Broad St., including warrants to lay out, report of 

committee on damages, highway committee report, notification to 
landowners, copies of votes of tcwn. council concerning land, 
ordinance regarding Union R, R. , agreement, petitions, claims, 
1842-74. 

51. Papers relating to burial grounds consisting of deeds (including deed 

by Moses Brown and one concerning Jonathan Jenks burying lot), re- 
ports of committees, copy of town council vote, notes on land con- 
veyed, treasurer's report of burial ground account, petitions, 
votes to purchase land, bills for services of committee, correspond- 
ence, vouchers of committee, 1822-67; papers relating to Bush St,, 
including warrant to lay out, summonses to land owners, report on 
grade, citation to land owners, report of committee, petitions, 
1861-70. 

52. Papers relating to Branch Ave., including warrants to lay out, sum- 

monses to land owners, committee report, claims, petitions, 
1846-74; papers relating to Brown St., including petitions, sum- 
monses, warrants to lay out, 1856-59; papers relating to Baptist 
St., including notice to landowners, committee report, 1863, 75. 

53. Papers relating to Barton St., including petitions and warrant to 

lay out, 1869-72; petition concerning Burgess St*, 1870; return 
of committee to lay out Bemon and Wayne Sts«, 1870; summonses 
to land owners on Bath St., 1870; warrant to lay out Blackstone 
St., 1872. 

54. Papers relating to Chalkstone Rd. (Chalkstone Ave.), including orig- 

inal profile by Caleb Jenks (1786), survey by Benj. Whipple 
(1810), reports of ccanmittee, warrants to lay out, petitions, 
citation, return of coimiittee on grade, notice to land owners, 
1786-1874; papers relating to Commons St^, including warrants to 
lay out, committee reports, petitions, 1848-62. 

55. Papers relating to various streets (Cross, Carlton, Corrmodore, Craw- 

ford, Church Common, Common, Carroll, and Capron) , including peti- 
tions, warrants to lay out, coiMnittee reports, return of commit- 
tee on grade, notice to land owners, summonses, 1858-71. 

56. papers relating to Church and Cedar Sts., including petitions, re- 

port of committee on relaying, summonses, notices to land owners, 
agreement, commissioner's report, warrants to lay out, claims, 
1845-73. 



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Box No. 

57. Papers relating to Cemetery, Charles, and Chaffee Sts», including peti- 

tions, committee reports, warrants to lay out, return of conmittee 
on grading, appeal bend, notification to land owners, 1847-74. 

58. Papers relating to Douglas Ave,, including reports of cQEmittee, war- 

rants to lay out, citations, petitions, release, notifications to 
land owners, appeal bcxid, 1845-70; papers relating to Dan and Dover 
Sts., including warrant, summonses, notices to land owners, 
1869-72. 

59. Papers relating to Dexter arid Delaine Sts#, including petitions, war- 

rants to lay out, committee reports, summonses to land owners, war- 
rants to remove* obstructions, notification t<^ land owners, ccm- 
plaints, notification to town council, 1844-71. 
60* Papers relating to North Union St., including original petition 

(1798), original report of survey (1798), highway cnoomittee report 
(1798), warrants to lay cut, petitions, citations, resolutions, 
remonstrance, 1798-1872. 

61. Papers relating to Providence and Pawtucket Turnpike, including copy 

of act establishing the corporation (1807) with amendments thereto, 
reports of committees, petitions, notices to land owners, warrants 
to lay out, 1807-70; paper§5 relating to Nickerson, Olive, Nnrth 
Ceorge, Newton, and North Davis Sts», including warrants to lay out, 
petitions, summonses to land owners, 1857-74. 

62. Papers relating to Bradford, Hardenburg, Harrison, Highland,, and 

Hopkins Sts., including petitions, warrants to lay out, reports 
of committees, return of committee on grading, siurm^nses to land 
owners, appeal bond, 1859-71. 

63. Papers relating to Hannah, Harris,, Hawes, High, Hopkins, Hudson, 

Oriental, and Whipple Sts#, including. petitions, reports, cita- 
tions, warrants. to lay out, summonses to land owners, 1857-73. 

64. Petition and agreem.ent concerning Catholic Rd,, 1842; papers relating 

to George and Grarden Sts., includirig contracts, warrants to lay 
out, petitions, remonstrance, summonses to land owners, notices 
to land owners, 1842-71; committee report on Church St., 1861. 

65. Papers relating, to Grcorge (West River), Grace, Grant,- Greene, Green- 

land, and Greystone Sts., including petitions, warrants, summonses, 
committee reports, 1846-74; petition concerning. Convent and Delany 
Sts., 1869. 

66. Papers including petitions, citations, protests, committee reports, 

warrants to lay out, suxrmionses to land owners, reports of commit- 
tee on damages, returns of committees on grades, and copies of tcwn 
council resolutions relating to Summer St., 1847-71, Meeting, South 
Union, South Woodlawn Sts., and South Ave., 1847-72, and Smithficld 
Pike (Smithfield Road), 1869-74; warrant to lay out and ccmmittee 
report on Grotto Ave., 1873. 

67. Papers relating to ^stated Common'^ Highway, including petition and 

resolution^ highway committee return, report of survey, 1773-1800; 
papers relating to Sandy Hollow, including return of Highway ^ 
committee (1777;., citation .(1788), original profile of r^^ad by 
Caleb Jenks '1789; i coinTiittee report, 1777-89; papers relating 
to Sampson, Jewett, Sullivan, Smith, and Taylor Sts., including 



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Box No. 

warrants to lay out, petitions, notices to land owners, return of 
committee on grade, resolutions, summonfleB, committee reports, 
1866-73. 
88. Reports of chief of police, 1874; report of special constables under 
the liquor laws, 1874, 

90. Report of clerk of justice court, 1873; reports of coranittee on nui- 

sance, 1873; reports of health officers, 1873; reports of special 
constables under the liquor laws, 1873; returns of trial justices, 
1873; arbitration bonds, 1873-74; lists of commitments to Provi- 
dence County Jail, 1873-74. 

91. Report of ccsnmittee to establish watering place at head of Main St«, 

1848; copy of subscriber's petition to general assembly to create 
a new town, 1864; petitions against nuisances (slaughter house), 
1864-73; claims for town aid, 1865, 70; summonses under liquor 
laws, 1868-73; indemnity bonds (bastardy), 1870; pending suits 
(les pendens), 1870; report of committee on estate, 1871; remon- 
strance on laying turnout on Main St#, 1873; warrants calling 
special town meetings, 1873-74; report of committee on watering 
place, undated. 

92. Bills allowed and ordered paid, 1865-71; tax receipts, 1865-71; 

warrants to lay out streets, 1872; petitions for streets, high- 
ways, and burial grounds, 1872-73; sunitionses to land owners, 1873; 
contractor's bill, 1874. 

93. Copies of writs of attachment, 1849-60; copies of executions, 1851-60; 

bonds, plaintiff's demurrers, summonses to justice court, plain- 
tiff's replication, and defendant's pleas, 1858. 

95. Warrants for jurors, 1765-1830; warrants for representatives and 

deputies, 1790-1814. 

96. Papers, including warrants to lay out, reports of committees and com- 

missioners, citations^ petitions, reports on grading, summonses 
and notices to land owners, profiles relating to West River St., 
1769-1870, Woonasquatuoket River Road, 1802-65, West Ave., 1869-74, 
Old V/anskuck Road, 1870, Walker St., 1870, 73. 

97. Warrants for jurors, 1810-73; Governor's proclamation .and warrant 

calling town meeting to elect Governor, It. governor, and senators, 
1832. 

98. Petitions for pound (1818), deputations of deputy town clerk, resig- 

nation of representative, petition to change time of election of 
town officers, committee report on bridewell, petitions against 
coasting, petition by barbers, petitions on Sabbath observance, 
1818-71; reports of committees on new system of appropriating road 
tax, 1828; report relative to town pound in Pawtucket (village), 
1828; tavern keeper's bond, 1828; petition for naturalization (to 
Court of Coranon Pleas), 1844; petitions, and report of ccnmittee 
on naming and numbering streets, 1850; petitions and applications 
for appointment as police officer and night watchman, and remon- 
strances, 1850-60; administrator's submission to arbitration, 1854; 
bill of sale, 1854; claim for J50 reward, 1854; certificates of 
naturalization, 1854, 56; copies of writs of attachment, 1854-59; 
petitions to locate slaughter house and chemical jnanufacturing 



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Box Nc. 

plant, circus petition, petition for fireworks display, 1854-60; 
report of committee to locate town house, 1854, 64; petitions and 
ordinances relative to obstructions on sidewalks, 1855; applica- 
tions for appointment as police constables and remonstrances, 
1860-73; constables bonds, 1861, 69, 71; divorce petitions, 1863; 
application to install bowling alleys, 1863, 72; petitions regard- 
ing nuisances, 1866; application for appointment as auctioneer, 
1867; town sergeant's bond, 1863; certificates of trial justices, 
justice court clerk petitions and remonstrances, 1869-73; reports 
of chief of police, 1870-73; reports of trial justices and returns 
of fines, 1873; arbitrator's report on various streets, undated. 

122. Quitclaim deeds, 1850-74; warranty deeds to town of North Providence, 
1861-81, 

Arrt numerically by box number. For index, see entry 3. Hdw. 10 x 4^ x 12. 

Minutes 

3. COUNCIL RECOFDS (Minutes of Proceedings), 1765—. 23 vols. 

(Labeled A-1; P, A-2 part 1; B, A-2 part 2; A-3, 1791-1823; 8 vols., 
1 A-4 to 8, A-11; 3 vols., 9-11. New series, 8 vols., labeled 1, 
and 4-10). Title varies: Council and Probate A, 1 vol., 1765-1789; 
Town Council and Probate, 2 vols., 1767-1801; Town Council and 
Probate C, 1 vol., 1791-1823; Council and Probate, 2-8, 7 vols., 
1802-1855. 

Minutes of proceedings of town council, showing date, time, place of meeting, 
members present, selection of president. Also includes record of: 
A. Actions on 

probate matters, 1765-1855. 

fixing price for purchase of land for highways, 1765-1864 

(scattered) . 
issuing of warrants to tcwn sergeant to open highways, 1765-18^^4 

(scattered) . 
petitions and complaints concerning highways, 1765-1864 

(scattered) . 
subsequent redistricting of highways, 1765-1864 (scattered). 
rc-surveying of old roads, 1765-1864 i[ scattered) . 
assignment of surveyors, 1765-1864 (scattered), 
settling accounts of surveyors, 1765-1864 (scattered), 
certificates of inhabitation, 1765-1869. 
removal and punishment of persons without legal settlement, 

1765-1869. 
examination of jury box, 1765, 80, 88, 94, 97, 1800-1802, 7-8, 11, 

16, 32, 40-46, 48, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59-60, 63, 68-69, 72. 
laying out of highways, 1765-1874 (scattered), 
repair and maintenance of highways, 1765-1874 (scattered^'. 
approving, condemning and exchanging land for highways, 1765-1874 

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complaints by overseer of poor, 1765-1874. 

fixing and acceptance of sureties (licenses), 1765-1864 

(scattered), 1874-77, 1883-1918, 1933—. 
providing equipment for militia, 1776. 
providing for families of soldiers, 1777, 1861-62, 64. 
health rules and regulations, 1777-1872 (scattered). 
tonnes militia quota, 1778, 
damage done by French army, 1783. 

agreements for keeping of paupers ^indentures) , 1783-1874. 
town clerk to prosecute liquor violations, 1784» 
rates of pay for labor and teams, 1785, 1855, 74-80, 82, 84, 86-95, 

1907. 
assize of weight and price of bread, 1792. 
school, rules and regulations, 1800-18C2, 29-38, 70. 
town landing, 1801-3, 41, 51-53, 69. 
assessment of dog taxes, 1803. 

rules and regulations concerning dogs, 1803, 25, 48-51. 
town ordinances, 1803, 25, 32, 37, 48-50, 52, 54-55, 57-58, 64, 

66-67, 69-74, 83, 85-90, 93-95, 97-98, 1902, 5-10, 21, 23-24, 

28-39. 
account and return of militia fines, 1807-8. 
rewards, 1818, 50, 53-54, 76-77, 90, 99, 1906, 8, 14, 17, 25. 
contracts for support of paupers, 1819, 34. 
poor, auctioning of, 1820-21. 
town farm, establishing, providing for, and maintenance of, 1822, 

24, 47, 61, 64, 71-74. 
town lands, leasing of, 1823-24. 
poor house, 1824, 71. 

burial lots, 1824-25, 45, 55, 65, 67, 71, 73-74, 93, 1903. 
watch house and bridewells, 1824, 26, 31, 41, 47, 52-59, 63, 86, 

88, 95, 1908, 9, 38. 
public easements, 1825, 27. 
old roads and streets (acceptance of report on resurveying and 

platting \ 1829. 
petitions for acceptance of streets, 1829, 74, 78, 91, 96, 1899—. 
drunkards (reproving, and posting in retail stores), 1830, 32. 
agreement with Blackstone Canal Co. on alteration of bridges and 

roads, 1832. 
bonds (town treasurer's}, 1832-1912. 
health (council sitting as board of health), 1832, 34, 57, 65-66, 

68, 73, 94, 1933. 
town pound, 1834, 55, 73, 85. 
construction, repair, and maintenance of bridges, 1834-37, 42-43, 

45, 48-52, 54-56, 58, 62, 64, 67, 69-73, 76, 78, 80, 83, 86, 

95-96, 99, 1900, 2. 
correction of soldiers* voting lists (council sitting as board of 

convassers), 1843, 1918. 
purging of voting lists [council sitting as board of canvassers), 

1843--. 
remission of taxes for support of militia, 1844. 
bonds (tax collector's), 1846-1926. 



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purchase of Columbian Hall for town hall, 1853, 56, 58, 62-63, 

65-69, 72. 
report of ccmnissi oners on boundaries, 1858, 63, 65. 
water supply for fire protection, 1860, 70, 73, 
hydrants, 1860, 73, 97, 1899—. 

report of coranittee on military appropriations, 1862. 
canvass for enrollment of militia, 1863. 
street railways, 1863-64, 69-72, 92-93, 1898-1901, 5-14, 17-18, 22, 

25-26, 29-30, 33, 35, 38, 40. 
militia rolls (examination of), 1864. 

district meetlhgs, fixing places for holding, 1864, 66-68. 
recount of ballots (council sitting as board of canvassers), 

1864-74, 1920. 
amendment of town ordinances, 1864, 71, 74, 85, 90-92, 05, 1901-2, 

7-8, 13, 22, 29, 33, 36, 38-39. 
highways, district set off (eastern and western), 1865, 74-94. 
permission to tax collector to sell property, 1866. 
military duty, providing lists of persons eligible for, 1866, 73, 
bonds (town clerk's), 1868-74, 77, 79, 1912. 
Pawtucket and Providence turnpike (abolition of toll), 1869. 
publication of town ordinances, 1869, 74-75. 
repeal of town ordinances, 1869, 72-73, 85-88, 95, 1936, 38. 
permission to erect gas lights, 1870, 72. 
dedications (church common, parks), 1871-72. 
division of town ', votes cast for and against), 1872. 
bonds (chief of police), 1873. 
bonds (trial justice;, 1873-74. 

annexation of town (votes cast for and against), 1874. 
employment of legal advisor, 1874. 
hiring room for office for town clerk, 1874, 
insurance on town farm, 1874. 
Smithfield (joint actions with), 1874, 79-81. 
claims against original town, 1874-75, 84. 
acceptance of naturalization papers (council sitting as board of 

canvassers), 1874, 76-78, 85-88. 
remission and abatement of taxes, 1874-75, 80-81, 84, 87, 93. 
highways (notice to abutting owners to appear at hearings), 1874, 

85, 87-88, 91-92, 94, 96, 1905. 
highways (petitions concerning), 1874, 76-77, 81, 86, 88, 92, 

97-99, 1903-6, 9-11. 
council membership, 1874-1923. 
claims for damages caused by laying out and grading of highways, 

1874-81, 83, 87, 1893-1908, 10-13, 16, 31-32, 35, 38, 40. 
bills against town, 1874-98, 1900--. 
communications, 1874--, 

minutes of previous meetings (reading and approving of), 18':'4 — . 
resolutions, 1874 — . 

special town meetings (calling of), 1874 — . 
appointment of town officers, 1874 — • 
reports of town officers, 1874—. 

salaries of town officers, 1874-77, 80, 84, 86, 90, 92, 97-98, 
1900, 3, 5, 1912—. 



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location of justice court, 1875, 85. 

highways (receipt and filing of return of tovm sergeant's warrants 

for opening), 1875, 87. 
dismissal of town officers, 1875, 77-79, 85, 1907, 9. 
highways (encroachments on), 1875, 79, 89, 94, 99, 1912. 
resignation of town officers, 1875-78, 81-85, 87, 93-95, 98-99, 

1902-12, 14-19, 22, 24-39. 
justice court (room rented for), 1877. 
price enquiry concerning spinning, weaving, etc., 1877. 
justice court (change in time of holding), 1817, 82. 
highways (exchange of lands for), 1878, 86, 1908. 
claims for adjustments, 1879. 
census of school children, 1879, 1902, 32. 
delinquent taxes, 1879-81, 92, 1897-1900, 3, 9-26, 29, 32, 35-36, 

38-39. 

construction and repair of culverts, 1880, 86, 1899-1918, 24, 29, 

33. 
street lights, 1880, 85-86, 88-94, 98, 1900-1939. 
snow removal, 1882-83, 1904-6. 
fire marshall, 1882--. 
adoption of standard time, 1883. 

Johnston (joint actions with), 1883, 88, 97, 99, 1903, 7. 
Providence (joint actions with) , 1883, 1939-40. 
prohitition of use of fire crackers, 1884-85, 88, 1917, 
schoul district debt, 1885. 
school property 'appraisal of), 1885. 
condemnation of land for school purposes, 1885. 
health officers (receiving and filing report ofl, 1885, 92-93, 

1900. 
highways (claims for injuries caused by defects in), 1885, 87, 

90, 92, 95-99, 1901-17, 20-30, 33-35. 
water supply, 1885-87, 97, 1902-39. 
bonds (town sergeant's), 1886. 
quo warranto proceedings, 1886. 

change in time of holding council meeting, 1886, 97, 1933, 35. 
highways (purchase of lands for), 1887, 93, 1913, 16, 19. 
jury list (revisions and corrections of), 1887--. 
State census, 1889^ 

public laws, 1891, 1902, 11, 13, 20, 29, 31, 33, 36, 38. 
bond issues, 1892, 94, 1905, 12. 
stone crusher, 1893-94. 
light, heat, and power, 1893, 95, 98. 
tcwA debt, 1894. 
sinking funds, 1894-1902. 
highways (dedications of), 1894, 1909. 
macadamized roads, 1895, 97, 99, 1903-5, 9, 16, 
electric light poles, 1897, 99, 1904-5, 14, 30-39. 
census, 1898. 

ratification of purchase of property at tax collectrr's sale, 1898. 
high school tuition, 1899. 
militia (first Ehode Island regiment), 1899. 



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gas, 1899, 1910, 13-17. 

fire company (lymansville) , 1899, 1903, 5, 9, 31-32, 36. 

American Telephone and Telegraph Co., 1900. 

voting machines, 1900. 

river pollution, 1900-1901. 

fire company (Fruit Hill), 1902, 5-6, 9, 13, 25, 30-32. 

fire company (Geneva), 1902-3, 5, 9, 25, 30-32, 36. 

fire warden, 1902--. 

numbering of houses, 1903, 12-14. 

tax exemption? (new industrial plants), 1903, 9, 23-24, 35. 

fire company (Centerdale) , 1906, 8-9, 24-25, 30-32. 

street car service, 1906, 10, 12, 14, 18, 22-23, 25-28, 33-34. 

licenses (council acting as license commissioners), 1907-19, 1933 — • 

fire company (Marieville) , 1908, 10, 26, 31-32. 

telephone rates, 1908^ 33. 

gambling, 1910. 

boy scouts, 1911. 

town treasurer's office, 1911, 

biennial elections, 1912. 

bond issues, 1912. 

hours for voting, 1912. 

fees (constable's), 1912-13. 

audit of town treasurer's books by C. P. A., 1912-34. 

rabid dogs, 1913. 

plats (accepting and recording), 1914, 16-27, 29-39. 

national army draft, 1917. 

trespassing, 1917. 

memorials, 1917-20, 26, 29, 31, 33. 

caucus laws, 1920. 

voting districts, 1920. 

daylight saving time (adoption of), 1922—. 

audit of tax collector's books by C. P. A., 1924, 31-32. 

mothers' aid, 1924—. 

zoning plan, 1928. 

new town hall (instructions to janitor of), 1929. 

changes in zoning map, 1929. 

site of new town hall, 1929-30, 32. 

budget (town council sitting as budget commission), 1929 — . 

public library, 1930. 

masonic lot, 1930-31. 

cemeteries, 1931. 

bus service (U. E. R. ) , 1931, 34. 

unemployment relief, 1931-36. 

"share your clothing" compaign, 1932. 

C. W. A. (Civil Works Administration), 1933. 

taxing of intangible personal property, 1933. 

public aid, 1933. 

recommendations of budget committee, 1933, 37. 

high school, 1933, 35-37. 

F. E. R. A. (Federal Emergency Relief Administration), 1934. 

firemen's insurance compensation, 1934. 



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town hall auditorium, 1935, 

old age pensions, 1935, 

census of registry voters (council sitting as board of canvassers), 

1935. 
trackless trolleys, 1935-36. 

audit of tovm books by state budget director, 1935-38. 
W. P. A. (Work Projects Administration), 1935--. 
dedications -fire stations), 1936. 
additions to elementary schools, 1936. 
'Rhode Island Tercentenary Celebration, 1936. 
State aid for schools, 1936. 
insurance on town property, 1936, 
collection of garbage, 1936 — . 
National Traffic Safety Council, 1937. 
State highways, 1937. 
sewer system, 1937 — . 

sewer system (application for loan and grant), 1938. 
sewer system (acceptance of grant) , 1938. 
Safety Council of North Providence, 1938-39. 
poll taxes (delinquency), 1939. 
taxes (discount for prompt payment), 1939. 
unemployment compensation, 1939. 
sewage disposal, 1939-40. 
sewers (condemnation of land), 1940. 

B. Appointments 

committees (highway) , to lay out, relay, extend, repair, exchange 

land for, remove obstructions, etc., 1765-1864 (scattered), 
jurors (grand and petit), 1775, 86, 81-94, 96-97, 1799-1804, 7-12, 

1817--. 
committee to enforce regulation bill (sedition), 1777. 
committee to receive and dispose of tnwn^s proportion of flour and 

iron, 1777. 
committee to procure room for military purposes, 1863. 
commissioners (to lay out and grade highways), 1874-96, 1899-1908, 

1910-16. 
committee to confer with city of Providence on school property, 

1875. 
committee to investigate claims against original town, 1875. 
auditors of treasurer's accounts, 1875-1911, 
janitor for old town hall, 1876, 1900-1901. 
enumerator of births, 1879-1919, 21. 
fire alarm comnilttee, 1930. 
zoning board, 1930. 
sewer commission, 1937. 
committee on sewage disposal, 1939. 

C. Appropriations 

highways, 1874-94. 

D. Authorizations 

town treasurer to hire money, 1791, 1854-81, 84-88. 
surveyor to draw on treasurer for repair of highways, 1843. 
erection of g^tes at railroad crossings, 1857. 



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town clerk to receive old records from Pawtuckst, and bind and in- 
dex, 1875. 
town treasurer to pay claims against original town, 1875. 

E. Copies 

warrants to town sergeant to open highways with returns, 1830^ 
decree of abandonment of highways, 1931. 

F. Licenses 

tavern and liquor, 1765-1874 (scattered), 1874-77, 1880-1918, 

1933—. 
hawkers and peddlers, 1818-74 (scattered), 1933 — . 
pool and billiard table, 1818-74 (scattered), 1891—. 
victualing house, 1818-74 (scattered), 1889-93, 1906 — . 
lottery tickets, 1826-44 (scattered), 
hotel, 1874-77, 1880-1929, 1933--. 
sale of fire works, 1891-1916, 21-22, 35-38. 
scipio table, 1892-94. 
lunch cart, 1905-14, 25-27, 34. 

bowling alleys, 1905-6, 9-11, 14-16, 18-21, 1923—. 
athletic and social clubs, 1906, 9-14, 16, 19, 24, 33-34, 36-38. 
motor bus, 1919. 

non -intoxicating beverages, 1919. 
plumbing, 1929--. 
miniature golf courses, 1930r34. • 
dance halls, 1931, 33-37. 
junk dealers, 1936. 
bingo and beano games, 1937 — . 
boxing and wrestling, 1937 — . 
roller skating, 1937 — . 
kennel, 1938. 

G. Orders 

collection and working out of highway taxes, 1795-1855. 
vaccinations and quarantines, 1840, 50-51, 53, 59, 64-65, 76, 81, 

85, 92, 1903. 
signs for street names, 1873, 1902-3, 5-6, 12, 20, 22. 
abutting owners to repair highways, 1874-78. 
printing of tax books, 1874-75, 77, 79-86, 88-93, 1901, 3, 6-13, 

15-18, 25, 29, 36. 
treasurer (to pay bills allowed), 1874-98, 1900 — . 
retaining walls, 1876, 97. 
installation of guide boards on highways, 1878-79, 81, 87, 95, 

98-99, 1913-15. 
tax sales, 1881, 91, 1933. 
abatement of nuisances, 1885, 92, 94, 1900-1901, 3-4, 8-12, 14-16, 

18, 22-23, 31, 33-38. 
automobile traffic signs, 1913, 21, 27, 29, 37-38. 
inventory of town property, 1918, 
H. Permits 

laying of gas pipes in highways, 1853. 

removal of buildings, 1886, 89, 92, 95, 98, 1901, 8-9, 17-18, 26. 

shows, exhibitions, and dances, 1886, 92-93, 95-97, 99, 1900, 

1903—. 



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keeping of svi/ine, 1896-1901, 3-9. 
erection of buildings, 1900, 24, 31-36. 
carting of swill, 1910-11, 24. 
carting of night soil, 1914-15, 19, 21. 
storage of gun powder, 1916. 
Sunday baseball games, 1919. 
erection of garages, 1923-26, 28. 
gasoline stations, 1928-29. 
demolishing of buildings, 1930, 33, 35-37. 
!• Personal property instruments (record of) 

general assignment to satisfy creditors, 1834-35, 37. 
bills of sale, with witnesses* certificates of possession, 1834-38» 
chattel mortgages, 1834-38. 

chattel mortgages (assignment of ) , 1834, 37-38. 
mortgages, real and personal, 1835. 
special letter of attorn -^y, 183£* 
assignment of interest in patent, 1836. 
contract to build machinery, 1836. 
chattel mortgages (discharges of), 1836-41, 43, 45. 
assignees' deed, 1837. 

declaration of trust (acceptance by assignee), 1837, 
promissory note (transcription of), 1838. 
J, Petitions 

tavern and liquor licenses, 1765-1874 (scattered)^ 1874-77, 

1880-1918, 1933—. 
acceptance of streets, 1829, 74, 78, 91, 96, 1899 — • 
permission to lay water pipes, 1858, 60, 70, 73, 83, 85, 87, 91, 

94, 98-99, 1901-5, 7. 
change in time of holding town meeting, 1871. 
road crossing reservoir (''/enscott Reservoir Co.), 1874. 
change of street names, 1874-75, 1905. 
removal of bounds, 1874, 1914. 
adoption of children, 1875. 
permission to erect flagpole, 1875. 
sidewalks, 1875, 94, 97, 1902, 35-36. 
erection of telephone poles, 1880-81, 83, 1889-1903, 6, 10-18, 

20-39. 
erection of windmill, 1884. 

operation of slaughter house, 1884-85, 95, 98-99, 1901-4, 6. 
wom%n member of school committee, 1887. 
closing of roads, 1887, 99, 1906. 
curbstones, 1894-95. 
permission to keep swine, 1896-1906. 
damages caused by dogs, cattle, etc., 1901, 4, 6, 9, 
postal service, 1924, 35, 39, 
new high school at Centerdale, 1929. 
K. Reports 

committee (on highways) to lay out, relay, extend, repair, exchange 

land for, remove obstructions, etc., 1765-1864 (scattered), 
commissioners (highways), 1856-75, 77, 79-80, 93-94, 96-97. 
town treasurers (on appropriations made), 1857-65. 



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Juries and Hlli'bla 



commissioners (highways), on amount allotted to each district, 
1857-73. 

commissioners (fire), 1930. 
L. Miscellaneous 

remonstrances against granting liquor licenses, 1765-1874 (scat- 
tered), 1893, 96, 99, 1901, 3, 7, 9-10, 33, 38. 

complaints against license holders for violations, 1765-1874 
pattered), 1890-92, 1902, 5-6, 9, 34-37, 39. 

town treasurer's oath, 1874. 

Arr, chron. by date of meeting. Indexed alpha, by first letter of surname of 
party on subject matter. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 400 pp. 3^ x 9 x 2 - 
17 X 11^ X 2 . 

Licenses 

4. LICENSE BOOK, 1933--. 1 vol. 

Copies of alcoholic beverage licenses granted by town council sitting 
as a licensing board, showing date of meeting, types of licenses granted, 
name and business address of licensee, signature of town clerk. 

Notices of applications for licenses (newspaper clippings), showing 
name of applicant, date, time, and place of hearing, intended location of 
business, Arr. chron. by date of meeting. Indexed alpha, by first letter 
of surname of licensee. Typed. 200 pp. 11^- x 9 x 1^-. 

Juries and Militia 

5. JURY BOOK, 1937—. 1vol. (2). 

Copies of minutes of town council meetings held for drawing of jurors, 
showing date of meeting, purpose, number and type of juror to be drawn 
(grand or petit) . 

Jury list, showing type of jiary duty (grand or petit), names, addresses, 
and occupations of persons drawn, signature of town clerk, signatures of 
town councilmen. Arr. chron. by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. and typed. 
299 pp. 14f|- X 6 X 2. 

6. ENROLLED MILITIA (Record of Drawing and List of Jurors), 1874- 1936* 
1 vol. 

• Enrolled militia, showing name, total niamber enrolled. 

Copies of minutes of town council meeting held for drawing of jurors, 
showing date of meeting, names of members present, nimber and type of jurors 
to be drawn (grand or petit) • 



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Juries and Militia; Ordinances; (7, R) 

Reports 



Jury list, showing type of jur^r (grand and petit), name and occupation, 
address (1904 — ), signature of town clerk, signatures of town councilman. 
Enrolled militia arr. chron. by year; each year alpha., grouped by name of 
enrollee. Jury lists arr. chron. by date of council meeting. No index. 
Hdw^ 100 pp. 16 X 11 X 1. 



Ordinances 

7. (TOWN CnWMOIL OHQINAMOES) , 1874—. 1 vol. 

A digest of ordinances of town of North Providence, showing chapter 
number, title, and provisions. Arr. numerically by number of ordinance • 
No index. Typed. 40 pp^ 11 x 9 x ^. 

Reports 

8. AUDITOR^S REPORTS, 1916-38. 26 vols* 

Annual reports of examination of municipal accounts by certified pub- 
lic accountants ordered by town council, containing: 

Report of examination of town treasurer's books and accounts, 19 vols», 
fiscal years ending 1916-34, with statements of: receipts and disburse- 
ments (condensed), 1916-2S; Daniel W. lyman Soldiers and Sailors Memorial 
Fund, 1S16-34; bond and note debt, 1916-34; net bond and note debt, less 
sinking fund, 1916-34; sinking funds, 1916-34; cash receipts and disburse- 
ments, 1324-34; cash receipts and disbursements, relief fund, 1932-34; 
unpaid bills, 1932-34; relief fund, R. F. G. account, 1934. 

Report of examination of tax collector's accounts, 1 vol., 1921-24, 
with statements of: poll taxes, 1921-23; real estate and personal property 
taxes, 1921-23; cash receipts, deposits, and payments to town treasurer, 
1921-24; cash receipts, deposits, and payments to town treasurer (suinnary), 
1921-24; deposits, interest earnings, and transfers with proof of bank 
balance, 1921-24; levy collections, and expenses (on tax rolls, 1918-23), 
1921-24; payments to town treasurer, 1921-24; taxes, penalties, and trans- 
fers collected and reconciliation, 1921-24. 

Report of audit of tax collector's accounts, 1 vol., 1924-31, with 
summary of: additions to and deductions from taxrolls, 1924-30; interest 
received by tax collector and payments to town treasurer, 1924-31; dis- 
crepancies between taxes and interest collected by tax collector and taxes 
and interest turned over to town treasurer (grand suirmary) , 1924-31; tax 
assessments and payments to town treasurer, including poll taxes, 1924-31, 

Report of audit of tax collector's accounts, 1 vol., 1931-32 (on tax 
rolls, 1924-32), showing reconciliation of: tax collector's cash, 1931-32; 
unpaid taxes, by years, 1931-32. 



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(8, 9, IC, 11) Town Council - Voting; 

Utilities; Indexes 

Annual report of State budget director and comptroller on examination <^t 
municipal accounts of town, 4 vols., fiscal years ending 1935-38, with state- 
ments of: Marieville Fire Station construction account, 1335; sinking fund, 
1935-36; Daniel W. lyman Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Fund, 1935-37; cash 
revenue and expenditures (condensed), 1935-38; debt, 1935-38; operation -^f 
appropriation accounts, 1935-38; receipts and disbursements (exclusive of 
sinking funds and trust funds), 1935-38; town debt (bonded and floating), 
1935-38; schedule of uncollected property taxes, 1935-38; receipts and ex- 
penditures of bond issue funds, 1936-38; receipts and disbursements (high 
school building account - P. W. A. docket, R.I. 1128- D.S.), 1938. Arr. 
chron. by fiscal year. No index. Typed. Aver. 25 pp. 8^ x 11 x ^ - 
14 X 13 X f . 

Utilities 

9. (PETITICNS AND PLANS OF FUBUC UTIUTY CORPORATICSJS TO THE TOVM 
COUNCIL) , 1935—. 1 vol. 

Petitions, with plans, for location of poles, wires, and fixtures, 
showing date of petition, name of corporation, nature cf petition, signa- 
ture of corporation officer, action taken by town council, page numbers 
of council book where recorded, signature of town clerk. 

Plans, showing plan number, date, proposed locations. Arr. chron. 
by date of petition. No index. Petitions typed on printed forms; plans 
drawn on plain sheets. 150 pp. 9 x 13 x 1-^. 

Voting 

10. (NCETH PROVIDENCE VOTING LIST), 1874—. 1 vol., 1 ballot box. 

Voting list, showing name of town, year, names of persons qualified to 
vote on real estate, personal property (intangible 1912 — ), registration, 
certification by board of canvassers, signature of president of board, date 
list used, signature of town clerk; 1919 — , separate lists for men and 
woman; 1920 — , lists prepared for each voting district, containing, in 
addition to above information, voting district numbers. Vol., 1874-1910, 
arr. chron. by date cf list; ballot box, 1911 — , no obvious arr. No index* 
Printed. Vol., 16 x 16 x 5; ballot box, 16 x 16 x 42. 

Indexes 

11. INDEX FILES TO HIGHilATS (Index to Miscellaneous Council Papers), 
1765-1874. 1 vol. (1765). 

Index to miscellaneous town council papers, see entry 2, showing number 
of box, where filed, description of contents. Arr. numerically by box num- 
ber. Hdw. 150 pp. 13^ X 8 X ^. 



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Probate Court - Papers (12 13) 

12. INDEX TO COUNCIL RECORDS (Proceedings), 1765-1874. 1vol. (dated). 

Index to council records, see entry 3, showing nature of subject matter, 
year, book number, page nrnnber. Grouped alpha, by subject matter; arr. 
chron. thereunder by date of entiy. Hdw. 250 pp. 16^ x 11 x l|. 

IV. PROBATE COURT 

From the incorporation of the town t^ 1868 probate matters were handled 
by the town council sitting as a court of probate.^ In 1868 probate juris- 
diction was vested in a probate judge, and William W. Blodget named to the 
office.^ The council continued to delegate probate authority to a single 
judge until the division of the town in 1874. ^ Probate jurisdiction was 
again exercised by the council from 1874 to 1891. * From 1892 with the pos- 
sible exceptions of the years 1893 to 1895 a probate judge has been regu- 
larly appointed or elected to the office, annually to 1920, and biennially 
therefrom to date.^ 

The town clerk is clerk of probate court and as such records its pro- 
ceedings, wills, administrations, inventories, accounts, decrees, orders, 
determinations, and other writings which are made, granted, or decreed upon 
by probate court; and has custody and safe keeping of seal of court and all 
books and papers belonging to the probate office,^ 

Probate records, 1765-1874, are located in the Pawtucket City Hall, 
Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, and from 1874 to date the records are in the 
Town Hall, 2008 Smith St*, Centerdale. 



Papers 

13. (ORIGINAL PRCBATE PAPERS), 1765-1874. 23 f.d.; approx. 36,000 
papers and instruments (labeled by contained estate numbers). 

Original papers with probate court, including: 

A. Acceptances 

administrator, of appointment, 1829. 

executor, of trust, 1831. 

widow, of provisions of will, 1832. 

B. Accounts 

administrator (includes d.b.n., c.t.a., and d.b.n.c. t.a.) , 1770-73, 
83-85, 1787-1874. 

r. T. 0. R. , 1765-1868. 

2. T. C. R. (1868). 

3. T. C. R. , 1868-73. 

4. T. C. R. , 1874-91. 

5. T. G. R. , 1892-93, 95-96, 98-99, 1901—; T. M. R. , 1894, 97, 1900. 

6. G. L. , 1938 . ch. 568, sees. 5, 6, p. 1077. 



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guardian, 1783-1874. 
executor, 1793, 1798-1805, 12-74. 
agent, 1827-29, 36, 38. 
trustee, 1849-52, 
G. Agreements 

heirs, for partition of estate {copy of), 1790. 
heirs at law, to keep church pew in family, 1790. 
heirs, for allowance of temporary support to widow, 1853. 
legatees, to divide shares quietly and peaceably, 1872. 

D. Bonds 

guardian (full age - non compos mentis), 1765, 73, 76, 83, 85, 99, 

1800, 9, 13, 15, 17-19, 21, 23-27, 29-30, 32-33, 38-39, 42, 44, 

50-51, 56-62, 66, 68-73. 
guardian (minors under and over 14), 1767, 98, 1803, 8, 13, 15, 17, 

20-27, 29-74. 
administrators, c.t.a., 1768, 1828, 31, 33, 37-40, 43, 51-52, 54, 

56, 59, 62-67, 69-74. 
executor (to return inventory; to pay debts and legacies), 1768, 91, 

97-98, 1800-1806, 8, 10, 12-16, 19-20, 22-23, 25, 27-33, 35-38, 

40-74. 
administrator, 1769, 71-74, 76-79, 83, 86-89, 93-95, 1800, 2-74. 
administrator [to faithfully apply proceeds from sale of real es- 
tate), 1803,* 9, 12, 15, 18, 20-21, 23, 26-29, 31-35, 39, 41-43, 

45-59, 63-64, 66-68, 71-73. 
appeal (to indemnify cost of appeal), 1808, 26-28, 35, 37-38, 49, 

51, 58, 61, 63, 68-69, 72-73. 
guardian (to faithfully apply proceeds from sale of real estate), 

1809, 19-20, 22, 24-27, 29, 31, 34, 36-40, 42-43, 45-46, 48, 

50-51, 55-74. 
administrator, d.b.n., 1813, 23-24, 26-27, 29, 34, 38, 42, 46, 51-52, 

58-59, 63, 65, 67-68, 71. 
administrator, d.b.n. (to faithfully apply proceeds from sale of 

real estate), 1824, 31, 51, 68, 72. 
agent, 1827, 29, 36, 52. 

administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., 1827, 36, 49, 58, 63, 67, 69, 71, 73. 
widow (for appropriation of dower, agreeable to act of general 

assembly), 1836. 
executor (to faithfully apply proceeds from sale of real estate), 

1836, 45, 50-51, 55, 58, 63-64, 66, 63, 72. 
receiver, 1855. 
indemnity (of spouse, as guardian for support of ward during natural 

life without charge to town), 1858. 
guardian (to mortgage real estate), 1860, 62, 65-67, 70, 72. 
administrator, c.t.a. (to faithfully apply proceeds from sale of 

real estate), 1863, 74. 
guardian (to render true account of purchase of real estate), 1865. 
administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a. (to faithfully apply proceeds from 

sale of real estate), 1869. 
custodian, 1872. 

E. Citations (town sergeant's returns annexed) 

guardian, to render account, etc., 1779, 91, 99, 1809, 47, 52, 68, 
71. 



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Papers ^13) 

executor, to post bond, 1784. 

executor, to render account, 1790*91. 

administrator, to post bond, 1791. 

administrator, to render account, 1813, 43, 50. 

legatees, to aid in proving will, 1813-14, 57. 

guardian, notice of appointment, 1817. 

incompetent person, notice of appointment of a guardian, 1823, 25, 

29, 37-38, 42-43, 45-47, 50, 53, 56-59, 61, 63-64, 67-69, 71. 
administrator, to show cause why he should not be removed, 1826. 
heirs, notice of time of settlement of accounts, 1830. 
minor and interested parties, notice of appointment of a guardian, 

1840-41, 43-48, 52, 55, 60, 70. 
minor, notice of resignation of guardian, 1846. 
individuals, misappropriation of estate funds, 1854, 65. 
interested parties, notice of date, time, and place of meeting of 

commissioners to set off dower, 1858, 69, 74. 
heirs, to show cause why widow* s dower should not be confirmed by 

court as reported by commissioners, 1859. 
executor, to show cause why he should not be removed, 1869-70. 
F. Decrees, General Assembly 

change of name authorized, 1809. 

guardian granted license to sell real estate, 1827, 31, 36, 42, 72. 

creditors granted further time to exhibit and prove claims in an 

insolvent estate, 1830. 
husband and wife (minors) authorized to make sale of real estate 

under advice of probate court, 1848. 
spouse (as guardian), ordered to support and maintain ward during 

natural life, 1858. 
Gr. Decrees, Supreme Court 

guardian authorized to sell real estate, 1799, 1826, 32. 

divorce (recorded in record of deeds and mortgages, p. 565), 1820. 

administrator authorized to sell real estate, 1834. 

appellants (several) advised in matter of appeal in relation to 

administrator's accounts, 1837. 
administrator's right to serve confirmed, 1838. 
probate court decision proving and allowing a will, reversal of, 

1851, 63, 74. 
probate court action in adjudging a person incompetent upheld, 

1870. 
H. Letters 

administration, 1772, 97, 1812, 33, 38, 48-49, 51, 53-54. 

guardianship (full age - non compos mentis), 1773, 1853. 

administration, c.t.a., 1828, 66. 

administration, d.b.n., 1842. 

guardianship (minors under and over 14 yrs.), 1847, 50-51, 53, 

55, 66. 
testamentary, 1847, 50, 54, 61, 69-71, 73. 
I. Petitions (some recorded; most referred to only when decree is given) 
administrator, for extension of time to settle estate, 1768. 
administrator, to extend action by commissioners of insolvency, 

1768, 1837-38, 58. 



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guardian, appointment of (full age - non compos mentis), 1783, 
1823-27, 29-30, 32, 35, 37-39, 46-47, 43-51, 53, 56-64, 66, 
68-73. 
guardian, removal of, 1795, 99, 1835, 47, 52, 65, 68, 70-71. 
administrat'^r, to sell real estate, 1798, 1812, 21, 27, 31, 34-35, 

38-39, 41-42, 45, 47-60, 62-68, 71-73. 
administrator, to have commissioners appointed to receive and 
examine nlaims against estate rendered insolvent by him, 1810, 
12, 16-17, 20-21, 28, 32, 38, 42-43, 45, 47, 52-53, 56, 58, 
60-61, 64, 66, 68, 73. 
administrator, appointment of, 1817, 19, 21, 23-24, 26-74. 
commissioner, appointment of, to make partition of estate among 
heirs, 1819, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32-33, 37, 45-46, 49, 55, 57, 6'^, 
62, 74. 
executor, to have commissioners appointed to receive and examine 
claims against an estate rendered insolvent by him, 1820, 42, 52, 
56, 67. 
guardian, for citation tr render account, 1820, 65, 71. 
widow, to have dower set off, 1820, 23, 26, 29-32, 34-38, 40-41, 

43-45, 48-51, 53, 58, 61, 65-71. 
guardian, appointment of (for minor), 1823, 26-27, 31-36, 38-43, 

45-74. 
administrator, d.b.n., to sell real estate, 1824, 30-31, 51, 67-68, 

72. 
guardian, to sell real estate, 1825, 34-35, 39-40, 42-43, 45-48, 

50-51, 53-74. 
administrator, for citation to render account, 1826, 33, 43, 50. 
administrator, for permission to withdraw former petition for ap- 
pointment, 1826, 55. 
executor, for citation to render account, 1826, 57. 
administrator, removal of, 1826, 29, 68. 
administrator, d.b^n., appointment of, 1826, 32, 38, 42, 46-47, 

51, 55, 58-59, 63, 65-68, 70-71. 
will, to prove, 1826, 54-57, 63-64, 69, 72-74. 
administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., appointment of, 1827, 39, 58, 63, 67, 

69, 71, 73. 
executor, to have foreign will recorded, 1828-29, 34, 41, 52, 55-56, 

58, 62, 64, 70-71. 
widow, to have household goods and furniture set off, 1828, 34, 

43-45, 53, 58-61, 64, 66, 68-70, 73. 
legatee, to prosecute executor's bond to obtain a bequest, 1829. 
administrator, tc postpone adding claim established by supreme 

court verdict to list of debts against estate, 1830. 
administrator, d.b.n., for copy of account settled by former admin- 
istrator, 1831. 
administrator, c.t.a., appointment of, 1831, 36-37, 39, 51-52, 

54-57, 59, 61-64, 66-67, 69-7^, 72-74. 
creditor, for extension of time to present claims, 1832, 39, 44, 46, 

72. 
administrator, to have action brought by creditors discontinued, 
1835. 



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Papers (13) 

creditor, to commence suit against administrator's bond for purpose 
of settling question of property omitted in inventory, 1835. 

agent, appointment of, 1835, 52. 

executor, to sell real estate, 1836, 38, 45, 47, 52^ 55-56, 58, 60, 
62, 66, 69-70, 72-73. 

executor, to be reinstated after having refused to serve, 1837. 

for leave to appeal to a higher court from a decree of probate 
court (allowing will), 1837, 51. 

overseer of poor, to have guardian appointed over a pauper (pros- 
pective heir), 1837, 56# 

administrator, to sell bank stock, 1838, 59, 61. 

alien, for leave to purchase, hold, and convey real estate, upon 
declaration of intention to become naturalized, 1847, 50-53, 57, 
59, 61-64, 66, 68. 

widow, for temporary maintenance, 1849, 52-53, 57, 59, 65, 67, 69, 
73. 

administrator, c.t.a,, to sell real estate, 1851, 57, 62-63, 73-74. 

widow, to sell portion of personal property listed in inventory at 
private sale, 1852. 

administrator, to sell personal property listed in inventory, 1852, 
56, 60, 63, 65-70. 

administrator, for advice and direction in sale of real estate 
agreeable to license and authority granted by general assembly, 
1853. 

executor, to extend action by commissioners of insolvency, 1855. 

receiver, appointment of, 1855. 

guardian, to hire money to pay ward's debt, 1857, 59. 

executor, removal of, 1857, 69. 

temporary maintenance from father's intestate estate, 1859. 

guardian, to mortgage real estate, 1860, 62, 65, 67, 69-70, 72. 

administrator, to erect grave stone, 1864. 

administrator, to sell mortgage and note, 1864. 

administrator, to have parties cited on charge of misappropria- 
tion of estate funds, 1865. 

guardian, to purchase real estate in name of, and for benefit of, 
ward, 1865, 67^ 

custodian, appointment of, 1865, 72. 

adoption and change of name, 1866-73. 

commissioner of insolvency, for extension of time to receive and 
examine claims against insolvent estate, 1867. 

administrator, to sell right of patent, 1868. 

trustee, appointment of, 1868. 

administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., to sell real estate, 1869. 

executor, to mortgage real estate, 1869. 

executor, to have appraiser appointed in place of one unable to 
serve, 1870. 

housekeeper, for allowance of household furniture, 1870. 

guardian, to sell capital stock, 1872. 

surety on bond, removal of, 1872. 

trustee, removal of, 1872. 



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J. Receipted bills 

administrator, 1772, 74, 80, 83-85, 87-97, 99, 1800, 1802-39, 45, 

48-51, 53, 56-73, 
guardian, 1786-1825, 43-45, 53, 68-74. 
probate clerk (issued to fiduciary upon payment of court fees), 

1799^ 1808, 14, 20, 22-24, 28, 52, 72-73. 
executor, 1814-15, 18-21, 27, 36, 46, 49, 52-54, 58, 61-63, 67, 
69-74. 
K. Resignations 

guardian. 1826, 34-36, 45-48, 51-53, 57-58, 61, 64, 66-68, 71-73. 
executor, 1839, 43, 58, 66, 73. 
administrator, 1847, 50-51, 68, 71. 
L, Warrants and inventories (appraisers) 

inventories, 1777, 89, 97-98, 1801, 3, 5, 12-13, 15-17, 20-74. 
warrants, 1805, 8, 10-13, 23, 26-74, 
M. Warrants and reports (commissioner, on assignment of dower), including 
a few plats, 
reports, 1803, 13, 24, 27, 29-32, 40, 44, 48, 50, 52, 58-61, 65, 

67, 69, 71. 

warrants, 1823, 26, 30, 32, 37, 41, 48, 50-52, 58, 60-61, 65-67, 
69, 71. 
N. Warrants and reports (commissioner, of insolvency) 

reports, 1783, 95, 97, 1810, 12-16, 20-23, 25-66, 68-73. 
warrants, to receive and examine claims, 1809, 13, 22-25, 27-66, 

68, 73. 

0. Warrants, reports, and plats (commissioner, on partition of estates 

among heirs) 
plats of partitions, 1808, 16, 31, 49, 55. 
warrants, 1808, 26, 29, 31, 45-46, 49, 55, 57, 62, 74. 
reports, 1809, 13, 18, 22, 26-29, 31, 46, 49, 57, 62. 
P. Wills, testaments, and codicils, 1828-29, 43, 45, 47-48, 51-74. 
Q,. Miscellaneous 

list of household goods and furniture set off to widow, 1768, 1805, 

10, 13, 31-32, 34-35, 39, 44-45, 49-50, 58, 60, 66, 70, 73. 
order to clerks, notifying guardian to render account, 1778. 
petition, copy of, to general assembly, for maintenance from estate 

of deceased kin (decree annexed), 1792, 1871. 
bill of sale, 1795. 

warrant for removal of indigent, 1796. 
promissory notes, cancelled, 1796, 98, 1800-1805, 7-22, 24-32, 

35-36, 41, 58-60, 62-68. 
indenture of lease, 1798, 1813. 

relinquishment of dower, by widow, to pay debts, 1811. 
administrator's disclaim of right and title to be administrator, 

1816-17, 21, 24, 26, 32, 34, 39, 42, 44, 49-50, 53, 55-66, 61, 

72. 
auctioneer's returns on sale of real estate, 1817, 39. 
administrator's deeds, 1818, 62. 

report of committee appointed to examine accounts of deceased guard- 
ian, 1823. 
writs of execution (sheriff's copies), 1823-24. 



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Proceedings (13, 14) 

mortgage deeds, 1824, 29, 37, 58, 62. 

affidavits of witnesses to will, 1825, 58-59, 63-66. 

discharge of guardian and sureties on bond, 1825, 67. 

guardian's notice and oath, to sell estate at public auction, 1826. 

agent's inventory, of personal property, 1827, 29. 

notice, by rejected claimant, of intention to prosecute claim 

(insolvent estate), 1828, 34, 61, 
executor's refusal to serve, 1831, 36-37, o9, 51-52, 54-59, 61-34, 

66-67, 6r-70, 72-74. 
foreign wills, testaments, and codicils (true copies), 1834, 37, 

40, 50-51, 54-56, 58, 64-65, 70-71. 
discharge of mortgage, 1837. 

special probate meeting, tovm sergeant's notification of, 1843. 
widow's refusal to accept provisions of vrill, 1847. 
declaration and op.th of intention (of alien) to become naturalized 

in order to convei'' real estate, 1852. 
authentication of death, by town or city clerk, 1856, 60-62, 70, 

72 
adoption of child (parents' consent), 1866-70, 72-73. 
decree, f^rantinr; adoption of child (copy of), 1870-73. 
appeal, from decree of probate court granting adoption (copy of), 

1372 . 
power of attorney, 1873. 

Arr . numerically by file number. For separate index see entry 24. Hdw., 
typed, printed. 10 x 5 x 13 J- . 

rote: (ORIGIML PR0.3ATE P/vPERS), 1874--, are essentially the same in 
breakdown as (ORIGnLX PROBATE PAPERS), 1765-1874. Due to circumstances 
beyond our control we were unable to inventory this latter series item by 
item, ^^'e have, however, been able to obtain the following information: 
Original probate papers, 1874 — , are contained in 22 f.d., labeled by con- 
tained estate number, arr. numerically by file number. For separate index 
see entry 25. Hdw. 24 x 12 x 4. Approx. 1177 envs. Town clerk's vault, 
1st floor. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Conterdale. 



Proceedings 

14, PROBATE RECORD, 1765—. 29 vols, (labeling varies). Title 
varies: Council and Probate, 1765-18C»5, 11 vols.; Probate, 
1799-1813, 1 vol. 

Record of proceedings of probate court, including: 
A. Accounts allov^ed 

executor, 1874, 80, 82, 84-85, 89, 91, 04-97, 1901, 5, 8-11, 

1913--. 
guardian, 1874, 1076-1905, 10, 1913—. 
administrator, 1875 — 

custodian, 1904, 18-19, 23-24, 31, 37, 39. 
receiver, 1908. 
conservator, 1931, 16, 39. 



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B . Accounts 

administrator, 1769, 72, 78, 85, 90, 94, 96-98, 1800, 1803-4, 8, 

10, 1813—. 
guardian, 177'', 1800, 1807-10, 17-19, 1823—. 
executor, 1791, 93, 99, 1803. 7-8, 10, 14-15, 17-19, 21-22, 26-74, 

80-85, 88-39, 91, 93-97, 1900-1901, 6, 8-11, 1914—. 
custodian, 1904, 18-19, 23-24, 31, 37, 39. 
receiver, 1908. 
conservator, 1931, 36, 39. 

C. Appointments (decrees) 

appraiser, 1765 — . 

guardian (full age), 1765, 67, 74, 76, 79, 83. 85, 87, 99, 1900, 

1802, 5, 7, 9-10, 12-1:, 15-30, 74-55, 57-40, 42, 44, 46-47, 

49-50, 5Z^, 56-58, 60-62, 64-69, 71-74. 77, 79, 81-82, 85, 89, 

99, 1900, 1902, 5, i::, 15-16, 19-21, 24-25, 29-31, 19"3— . 
administrator, 1766, 69-70, 72-74, 76-79, 82, 84-87, 89, 1795-1805, 

1809—. 
guardian (minor over 14 yrs.), 1766, 70, 98, 1803, 4, 7, 8, 23, 

25-27, 30-32, 34-37, 33, 41-47, 50-53, 55, 57-74, 77-79, 85-86, 

93-96, 1900-1902, 5, 6, 8-9, 11-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 26-29, 1931—. 
commissioners (insolvency), 1767, 75, 82, 89, 92, ':>4-97, 1800, 

1802-4. 7, 9-17, 19-30, 32-61, 64-75, 1878-1910. 
administrator, c.t.a., 1737, 70-71, 77, 92, 18"1, ?:1 , 79, 46, 50, 

52, 54, 56, 58-60, 62-57, 69-74, 73, 36, 92, 94, 96, 1902-5, 

7-8, 10, 14. 18, 21, 24-25, 29-cO, 34, 38-39. 
guardian (minor under 14 yrs.), 1767, 71, 73, 82, 97-98, 1807; 

14-15, 20-25, 27-28, 30-31, 53, 35-42, 44-75, 84, 86, 88, 91, 

93-95, '7-98, 1900-190^',, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-14, 16, 20-29, 31, 3C-34, 

1936—. 
administrator, to sell reo.l estate, 1777, 84, 95, 1802-5, 5, 8-10, 

12-lC, 18, 21, 23, 25-27, "0-35, 55-54. 
administrator, d.b.n., 1778, 87-83, 97, 1811, 15, 16-17, 25, 26-28, 

51-33, .5-56, 38, 45-46, 49, 51-52, 55, 58-59, 63-64, 67-68, 

70-74, 85, 93, 97, 1901-3, 13, 28, 30-31, 35, 37, 39. 
prosecutor, to sue on guardian's bond, 1779, 1319. 
commissioners, to partition estate, 1799, 1803, 12-13, 16, 24-27, 

52, 35, 38, 46, 49, 55, 60, 62, 74. 
referees, 1802, 4, 26. 
commissioners, or committee to set off dov/er, 1803, 18-19, 23, 25, 

29-50, 32, 34-38, 40, 44-45, 48-50, 52, 57-61, 65-67, 69, 71, 

79. 
administrator, to rent real estate, 1811. 
administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., 1827, 38, 71, 7,-, 91, 1903, 1', 17, 

25, 27-29, 32-33, 56-57. 
agent, 1827-29, 32, 55, 58, 62. 
receiver, 1858, 1905. 

a{rent, to serve until letters ^.ranted, 1362. 
custodian, 1864-65, 67, 72, 74, 77, 81, 36, 89, 91, 94, 1904, 10, 

15, 18, 24-26, 29, 31, 1957—. 
trustee, 1868. 
next friend (for child up for adoption), 1875, 96. 



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probate judge, lSG2-9r, 1396—. 
-uardian (ad litem), 1S98, 1921, 24, 31. 

coin:?is si oners, to examine claims disallov;ed by executor, 19113. 
conservator, 1930, 34-3^. 

commicsion to take deposition of witness to foreign v/ill, 1937. 
D. Bonds 

receivers, 1355. 

executor, to return inventory, 1855-74. 

guardian (minor over 14 yrs.), 1855-74. 

guardian (minor under 14 yrs.), 1855-74. 

administrator, d.b.n., 1855, 58-59, 63, 65, 67-68, 71-72, 1928, 

50-31, 35, 37, 39. 
guardian, to sell real estate, 1855-74, 1926-29, 31-35, 37, 39. 
administrator, 1855-74, 1917—. 
executor, 1855-74, 1907, 1919—. 
guardian, 1855-74, 1919—. 

guardian (full age - non compos mentis), 1856-62, 66, 68-73. 
administrator, c.t.a., 1853, 59, 62-67, 69-74, 1928, 30, 34, 38-39* 
guardian (indemnity), 1858. 
appeal, 1858-59, 61, 63, 68-69, 73. 
administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., 1853, 63, 67, 69, 71, 70., 1927-20, 

32-33, 36-37. 
guardian, to mort::age real estate, 1860, 62, 65-67, 70, 72, 1^77, 

79-80, 34-85, 1900, 1905, 30-35, 38 e 
guardian, to nurchase real estate, 1865. 
custodian, 1872, 1923-25, 23, 71, 1937—. 
executor, to sell real estate, 1926-29, 32, 37, 39. 
administrator, to sell real estate, 1926, 28-29, 1931 — . 
executor, to mortgage reel estate, 1929, 35-36, 39. 
conservator, to sell real estate, 1930. 
conservator, 19 30, .:5-36, 39. 
conservator, to ^^ort^age real estate, 1931. 
administrator, to mortgage real estate, 1934-36, 39. 
S.- Claims of appeal (ap];:ealing probate decree) 

refusing additional suD'ort to vadov/, 1897, 1936. 
appointin^^ administrator, 1902. 

proving will, 1908, 22, 25, 29, 31-32, 35, 37, 39. 
appointing guardian, 1915, 17. 
allowing family temporary support, 1923. 
ordering examination of person, 1937. 
F. Decrees 

admitting wills and codicils to probate, 176G-68, 70-72, 77-81, 

83, 87-88, 91-94, 1796-1810, 12-20, 22-23, 1825—. 
authorizin; guardian to sell real estate, 1767, 77, 80, 90, 99, 

1806, 9, 12-13, 19-27, 31-o5, 35, 38-40, 42-46, 50-53, 55, 

57-73, 75, 77-88, 93, 96, 1903, 5-7, 10, 12-16, 18-29, 31-33, 

35, 37-39. 
ordering clerk to cp.te persons to aopear, 1778-79, 89, 91, 99, 

1809, 17, 19-21, 25, 27, 33, 43,' 50, 55-53, 61-62, 65-68, 

71-72, 76, 18B2— . 



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granting guardian* s petition for discharge, 1780, 87, 99, 1804, 9, 
20, 25, 27-28, 32-36, 47, 52-53, 55, 58, 61, 64, 68, 70-71, 84, 

1903, 11, 16, 18, 28, 54-35, 37, 39. 

authorizing guardian to sue for and recover money, 1800. 

allovring household goods to v/idov/, 1800, 1802, 9-10, 15, 18-19, 27, 

29, 31-32, 42, 45, 50, 58-61, 63-70, 72-73, 1882-1934. 
fixing fees of referees, 1802, 4, 27. 
allov/ing temporary support, 1802, 6, 8, 11, 15, 16, 21-24, 26, 29, 

32, 34-37, 40, 42, 49-50, 75, 79-80, 82, 87, 90, 93, 95-98, 1901, 

9, 13, 18-19, 21, 23-24, 26-28, 30-35, 37-38. 
authorizing executors to sell real estate, 1802-3, 10, 12-13, 15, 

45, 49, 51, 55-59, 61-64, 56-74, 88, 98, 1906, 13, 15-16, 19, 

25-29, 31-32, 37, 39. 
authorizing partition of estate, 1806, 12-13, 16, 24-27, 32, 38, 46, 

49, 55. 
concerning petition for discharge of ^ruardian, 1809, 14, 58, 61, 64, 

68, 70-71. 
authorizing aliens to purchase, hold, and convey real estate, 

1847-48, 50-53, 55-59, 61-68. 
extending time for administrator to bring in claims, 1855, 58. 
ordering issuance of certificates to U. S. pensioners, 1355, 58. 
ordering division of estate amon^ heirs, 1855, 61-62. 
authorizing administrator to sell property (listed in inventory), 

1855-59, 61, 66, 69, 71-73, 77,^79, 85, 87-88, 90-91, 94-95, 

1904, 10, 13-14, 16, 19-24. 28, 30, 32, 34-35, 39. 
authorizing executors to sell property (listed in inventory^, 

1855-59, 61-64, 66-74, 87, 1916, 21, 24, 26, 29, 34, 37-39. 
authorizing administrator to sell real estate, 1855-59, 61-64, 

6G-74, 79, 84, 87, 90, 96, ^-8, 1900-1910, 12, 14, 17-21, 23-24, 

26, 28-29, 51-33, 35-39. 
authorizing guardian to borrow money to pay mortgages and other 

demands, 1856-57, 59-60, 62, 67, 69-70 72, 74. 
authorizing temporary support for v/idovr, 1857-50, 50-51, 64-70, 72, 

74. 
ordering filing and recording of foreign v/ill, 1858-59, 62, 64-65, 

70-71. 
granting dov-er to v7ido\/, 1858-61, 65-57, 69, 71, 93. 
authorizing administrator to sell stocks, 1859, 61, 72, 1925-26, 

29, 53-35, 37, 39. 
authorizing administrator to sell household goods, 1860. 
authorizing administrator to sell perishable goods, 1860. 
authorizing guardian to mortgage real estate, 1060, 62, 65, 69-70, 

77, 79-80, 84-85, 1900, 1905, 33-35, 38. 
authorizing executors to erect headstone, 1864, 70. 
authorizing administrator to erect headstone, 1864, 70, 83, 86, 

89-90, 1905, 9, 15, 21-22, 30, 37. 
authorizing guardian to purchase real estate, 1865, 67, 1905. 
accepting resignation of executor, 1866, 71-73, 1902. 
granting adoption and change of name, 1866-68, 70-75, 79-80, 82, 87, 

90, 93, 95-98, 1901, 9, 13, 18-19, 21, 23-24, 26-28, 30-35, 

37-39. 



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authorizing administrator to sell patent rights, 1863. 

authorizing guardian to change bond and surety, 1868, 1953. 

ordering removal of executor, 1869-70, 1925 • 

authorizing executors to mortgage real estate, 1869, 1929, 35-36, 
39. 

authorizing^ guardian to sell and buy stocks, 1872, 1928, "7-78. 

allowing appeal to higher court (by person judged incapable), 1374. 

granting pov/er of attorney, 1874. 

authorizing executors to sell household furniture, 1375, 82 . 

acceptin;^ resignation of guardian, 1877. 

authorizin'^, administrator to repair property, 1877 • 

fixing compensation of guardian, 1377. 

authorizing custodian to sell perishable goods, 1377, 1904. 

allowing petitioner to appeal decree of court, 1882. 

ordering administrator to furnish bondsman (in place of one de- 
ceased), 1385 

authorizing guardian to withdrav/ funds from banks, 1885. 

authorizing v/ife to sell real estate, 1836. 

advising and directing guardian to adjust claims, 1686, 80. 

authorizing administrator to distribute balance of estate, 
1886-1937. 

authorizing guardian to sell shares of capital stock, 1836, 1928, 
37. 

authorizing trustee to sell real estate, 1887, 89-91. 

assigning neglected children toR.I.S.P. C.C, 1337, 99. 

authorizing administrator to transfer bank book, 1883-89, 92. 

committing neglected children to State home and school, 1883, 
1913, 15. 

advising and directing guardian concerning maintenance and sup- 
port of ward, 1339. 

authorizing guardian to lease property, 1890, 1905. 

denying petition for removal of administrator, 1893. 

denying petition for removal of guardian, 1893. 

authorizing administrator to collect rents and profits, 1897. 

adjudging administrator in contempt of court, 1898. 

authorizing administrator to redee^n note and mortgage, 1902. 

authorizing';^ receiver to sell real estate, 1906. 

authorizing administrator to adjust claims, 1007, 12, 19, 27-28. 

authorizing administrator to settle claims, 1007-8, 19, 30, 34, 
36, 39. 

authorizing executors to adjust claims, 1009, 19, 23, 32-34, 39. 

authorizing administrator to extend time for filing inventory, 
1910, 

authorizing executors to change bonds and sureties, 1010, 33, 38. 

authorizing change of name, 1911, 17, 20, 22, 26, 31-3o, 37, 39. 

p.uthorizing guardian to change surety on bond, 1915, 22. 

auf'iorizing administrator to continue business, 1914. 

authorizing executors to sell shares of capital stock, 1915, 24, 
26-27, 31, 33-35, 37-39. 

authorizing guardian to sell personal property, 1916. 

authorizing guardiai. to expend funds for medical treatment, 1916-17. 



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authorizing administrator, c.t.a., to continue business, 1916, 19, 

55 • 
authorizing guardian to assent in writing to general assignment, 

1917. 
relieving surety on guardian's bond, 1917. 
authorizing executors to distribute balance of estate, 1917, 19, 28, 

31, 35-36. 
ordering removal of appraiser, 1918. 
ordering administrator to make partial distribution of personal 

property, 1919-20. 
ordering administrator released and discharged, 1920. 
ordering administrator to furnish additional security, 1921. 
authorizing administrator to disallov/ claims, 1921, ."^l, 33. 
authorizing executors to open special bank account, 1922. 
authorizing guardian to invest funds, 1922, 26. 
allowing claims to be filed out of tine, 1923-39. 
allotting share of real property to surviving spouse, 1924-38. 
authorizing personal representative (or trustee) to sell bonds, 

etc., 1925. 
authorizing executors to disallov/ claims against estate, 1925, 37. 
authorizing administrator to vacate final account and re-open 

administration, 1929 . 
authorizing conservator to sell real estate, 1930. 
authorizing executors to deposit legacy in savings bank or registry 

of court, 1930. 
ordering agreement recorded (for distribution of estate), 1930. 
authorizing conservator to mortgage real estate, 1931. 
authorizing custodian to sell personal property, 1931. 
authorizing executors to sell and buy stocks, 1932. 
authorizing guardian to deposit funds in savings bank, 1933. 
granting executor relief from renewal of surety bond, 1933. 
authorizing executors to invest funds, 1933-34. 
ordering removal of administrator, 1934-35. 

authorizing administrator to mortgage real estate, 1934-36, 39. 
granting permission to vdthdraw guardianship bond, 1935. 
authorizing administrator to pay appraiser's fees, 1935. 
authorizing executors to pay claims against estate, 1935, 
authorizing administrator to transfer mortgage, 1936. 
admitting proof of agreement, 1937. 

authorizing administrator to discharge attachment, 1937, 
authorizing executors to transfer mortgage, 1937. 
ordering person to appear before probate court for examination, 

1937. 
authorizing administrator to redeem personal property, 1938. 
authorizing executors to make partial release of mortgage, 1938. 
authorizing guardian to pay attorney's fees, 1938. 
denying petition for removal of executor, 1938. 
ordering executor - trustee released and discharged in accordance 

with agreement, 1938. 
advising and directing administrator, c.t.a., concerning claims 

against estate, 1939. 
granting conservator reduction in amount of bond, 1939. 



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G, Decrees, Superior Court 

confirming probate court decree proving will, 1931-32, 35. 
reversing probate court decree v/hich allowed partial distribution 

of estate to common law wife, 1937. 
H. Decrees, Supreme Court 

concerning guardianship, 1370. 

confirming probate court decree refusing to remove guardian, 1880 • 

confirming probate court decree allov/ing v/ill, 1886. 

reversing probate court decree and allcvving guardian's account, 

1886. 
accepting commissioner's report of partition in equity, 1888. 
appointing trustee, 1891. 
confirming probate court decree fixing minimum price for sale of 

real estate, 1892 * 
staying order of distribution of an estate, 1898. 
confirming probate court decree accepting commissioner's report in 

insolvency, 1901. 
confirming probate court decree allowing administrator's account, 

1901. 
confirming probate court decree authorizing administrator to sell 

real estate, 1901. 
confirming probate court decree appointing administrator, 1904. 
I. Fixing bonds and accepting sureties, 1765-67, 69-74, 76-79, 82-87, 

89, 1792-1805, 1807— . 
J. Inventories, acceptance of, 1874 — . 
K. Inventories and warrants 

appraiser's inventory, 1765 — . 

appraiser' s warrant, 1311-16, 19-25, 30, 35, 1855—. 
universal inventory, 1937-38. 
L. Petitions 

appointment of guardian (full age), 1765, 74, 76, 79, 83, 85, 87, 

99, 1800, 1805, 0-10, 12-lG, 15, 17, 19, 21-27, 29-'"-'3, 35, 

37-40, 42, 44, 46-47, 49-50, 53, 56-58, 60-62, 64-69, 71-74, 

1905, 15-15, 19-21, 24-25, 29-31, 3'3-39. 
appointment of j^uardian (minor over 14 yrs.), 1766, 70, 98, 

1803-4, 7-8, 23, 25-27, 30-32, 34-37, 39, 41-47, 50-53, 55, 

57-70, 1000, 1905, 8-9, 11-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 26-29, 31-35. 
appointment of administrator, 1766, 69-70, 72-74, 76-70, 82, 

84-87, &'J, 93-98, 1300-1801, 3-5, 1807— • 
proof and allovmnce of wills and codicils, 1766, 68, 70-72, 77-81, 

83, 37-38, 91-94, 1796-1810, 12-20, 22-23, 1825—. 
administrator and executor to appoint commissioners (insolvency), 

1767, 75, 82, 89, 92, 94-97, 1800, 1802-4, 7, 9-17, 19-30, 

32-61, 64-73, 1905, 10. 
appointment of commissioners (insolvency), 1767, 75, 82, 39, 92, 

94-97, 1800, 1802-4, 7, 9-17, 19-30, 32-55, 1905, 10. 
appointment of administrator, c.t.a., 1767, 70-71, 77, 92, 1831, 

37, 39, 46, 50, 52, 54, 59-60, 62-66, 69-74, 1909-10, 15, 19, 

21, 24-25, 29-30, o4, 38-39. 



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guardians to sell real estate, 1767, 77, 80, 90, 99, 1806-9, 12-13, 

19-27, 31-33, 35, 38-40, 42-46, 50-53, 55, 57-73, 83-84, 86, 

1908, 10, 12-16, 18, 20-29, 31-55, 37-39. 
appointment of administrator to sell real estate, 1777, 84, 95, 

1802-3, 5, 8-10, 12-16, 18, 21, 23, 25-27, 30-33, 35-54. 
guardians, to be discharged from duties, 1780, 87, 99, 1804, 9, 20, 

25, 27-28, 32-36, 47, 52-53, 55, 58, 60, 64, 67, 71, 1914. 
guardians, to sue for and recover money, 1800. 
set off of household goods to widow, 1800, 1802, 9-10, 15, 18-19, 

27, 29, 31-32, 42, 45, 50. 
executors, for permission to sell real estate, 1802-3, 10, 12-13, 

15, 45, 49, 51, 55-5C, 61-64, 65-74, 1913, 15-16, 19, 25-29, 

31-32, 39. 
widow's, for appointment of committee to set off dower, 1803, 

19-20, 23, 25, 29-32, 34^39, 43-45, 48-50, 52. 
appointment of referee to examine and settle accounts, 1804, 26. 
partition of estate, 1806, 12-13, 16, 24-27, 32, 38, 46, 49, 55. 
widow's, for temporary support, 1806, 8, 11, 13, 22-24, 26, 29, 

34-38, 40-42,^49-50, 57I58, 60, 64-70, 72, 74, 1909, 13, 19, 

21, 23-24, 26-28, 30-35, 37-38. 
removal of guardian, 1809, 14, 58, 61, 64, 68, 70-71, 92, 94, 1921. 
administrator, to rent real estate, 1311. 
executors, for appointment of a^ent, 1827, 1928-30. 
appointment of administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., 1827, 38, 71, 73, 

^1915, 17, 25, 27-29, 33-34, 36-37. 
aliens, for permission to purchase, hold, and convey real estate on 

declaration of intention to become citizen, 1347-48, 50-53, 

55-59, 61-68. 
administrators, for extension of time for administrator to bring in 

claims, 1855, 58 ^ 
division of estate among heirs, 1855, 61-62. 
administrators, to sell property listed in inventory, 1855-59, 

61-64, 66, 74, 1C09-10, 13-14, 16, 19-25, 28, 50, 32. 
guardians, to borrov/ money to pay mortgage and other demands, 

1856-57, 59-60, 62, 67, 69-70, 72, 74. 
appointment of guardian (minor under 14 years), 1856-74, 1908-9, 

11-15, 16-17, 20-29, :.l, 33-34, 36-39. 
filing and recording of foreign wills, 1858-59, 62, 64-65, 70-71. 
widows, for set-off of dower, 1358-61, 65-67, 69, 71, 93. 
appointment of receiver, 1858, 1905. 
widows, for household furniture, 1858-Gl, 65-70, 72-75, 1909, 16, 

18, 21-23, 26, 34. 
appointment of administrator, d.b.n., 1858-59, 62,65, 67-68, 

70-74, 1905, 13, 25, 28, 30-51, 35, 37, 39. 
administrators, for permission to sell stock, 1859, 61, 72, 

1925-26, 29, 55-35, 37, 39. 
administrators, for permission to sell household goods, 1860. 
administrators, to sell perishable goods, 1860. 
guardians, to mortgage real estate, 1860, 62, 65, 69-70, 1909-10, 

14, 53-34, 38. 
executors, for permission to sell property listed in inventory, 

1861, 66, 69^, 71-73, 1916, 21, 24, 25, 29, 34, 37-39. 



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administrators, for eppointmcnt of agent, 1862, 1926, 28-29. 
guardians, for appointment of agent, 1862, 1927, 33. 
executors, for permicsion to erect head stone, 1864, 70, 1928. 
administrators, for ^^emission to erect head stone, 1364, 70, 1909, 

15, 21-22, 30, 37. 
appointment of custodian, 1864-G5, 67, 72, 74, 1910, 13, 18, 23, 

25, 29, 31, 33, 40. 
guardians, for permission to purchase real estate, 1865, 67. 
adoption and change of name, 18S6-68, 70-74, 95, 1900, 14, 18-19, 

21, 26-30, 34-35, 37-39. 
adbninistrators, to cite persons to appear, 1868. 
administrators, to sell patent rights, 1368, 
guardian, to change bondsman^ 1868 . 
removal of executor, 1369-70. 
executors, for Der^.is3ion to mortgage real estate, 1869, 1929, 

35-36, 39. 
guardians, to sell and buy stock, 1872, 1928, 37-38. 
guardians, for advice and direction, 1877, 35-86. 
guardians, to cut and sell timber of ward, 1879. 
wife, for relief (P, S, 1382, ch. 166, sec. 23), 1883. 
trustees, for permission to sell real estate, 1836, 92. 
interested parties, to order administrator to file final account, 

1900, 11, 31. 
removal of administrator, 1905, 23, 25. 
annullment of court decree granting administrator authority to 

sell real estate, 1905. 
administrator, for authority to adjust claims against estates, 

1908, 19, oO, 35, 38. 
administrators, for order of distribution, 1908, 10-11, 13-15, 

19, 24-28, 30-32, 35-39. 
administrators, for extension of time to file inventories, 1910. 
executors, for permiGsion to chan«-;e bonds and sureties, 1911, 33, 

38. 
change cf name, 1911, 17, 20, 22, 25-26, 31-33, 37, 39. 
overseer of poor, for order to confine ne{;;lected children in State 

home and school, 1915, 15. 
change of sureties on guardian's bonds, 1913, 22. 
executors, for appointment of commissioners to examine disallo\Ted 

claim, 1915. 
executors, for permission to sell capital stock, 1915, 24, 26-27, 

31, 33-35, 37-39. 
guardian, to sell personal property, 1916. 
guardian, for permission to use funds for medical treatment, 

1916-17. 
administrator, c.t.a., for permission to continue business, 1916, 

19, 25. 
guardian, for permission for assent in writing to general assign- 
ment, 1917. 
surety, to be relieved from liability on guardianship bond, 1917. 
executors, for order of distribution, 1917, 19, 28, 31, 35-36. 
removal of appraiser, 1918. 
administrator, for permission to continue business, 1919. 



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guardian, for permission to purchase burial lot, 1919 • 
heir, for partial distribution of property, 1919-20. 
wards, for discharge of guardian, 1919, 39. 

administrator, for release and discharge (upon rendering final ac- 
count), 1920. 
creditor, to compel administrator to furnish additional surety on 

bond, 1921. 
administrator, for permission to disallow claims against estate, 

1921, 51. 
executor, for pernission to deposit funds of minor in special bank 

account, 1922. 
guardian, for permission to invest funds, 1922, 26. 
creditor, for permission to file claim put of time, 1922, 27, 32-34, 

39. 
surviving spouse, for share of real property, 1924, 26-32, 34, 

37-38. 
guardians, to have executor removed, 1925. 
personal representative (or trustee), for permission to sell 

liberty bonds, etc., 1925. 
executor, for permission to adjust claim against estate, 1925, 37 • 
appointment of ^ruardian (ad litem) by administrator, 1926. 
interested party, to compel executor to render an account, 192 6. 
administrator, for temporary support for family, 1927, 30. 
administrator, to have final account vacated, and administration 

re-opened, 1929. 
conservator, to sell real estate, 1930. 
executor, to have agreement for distribution of estate among heirs 

recorded, 1930. 
executor, for peraission to deposit legacy in savings hank or reg- 
istry of court, 1930. 
appointment of conservator, 1930, .'^4-36, 
conservator, to mortgage real estate, 1931. 
custodian, to sell personal property, 1931. 
guardian, for appointment of ^^^^^ian (ad litem), 1931. 
executor, for permission to sell and buy stock, 1932. 
executor, to be relieved from renewing surety bond, 1933. 
guardian, for permission to change bond and surety, 1933. 
guardian, for permission to pay council fees and weekly allov/ance 

to ^/ard from sale of real estate, 19"3. 
fTuardian, to deposit funds of ward in savings bank, 1933. 
executor, for permission to invest funds of estate, 1937-34. 
interested party, for removal of administrator, 1934. 
administrator, to mortgage real estate, 1934-36, 59, 
trending company, to be relieved of coverage of guardianship bond, 

1935. 
executor, for permission to pay claim under G. L. 1923, ch. 362, 

sec. 14 as anended, 19o5. 
administrator, for advice concerning appraiser's fees, 1936. 
administrator, for permission to sell or transfer mortgage, 19 36. 
administrator, for permission to discharge attachments, 1937. 
custodian, to compel person to appear before probate court for 

examination, 1937. 



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executor, for appointment of commission to take depositions of 

witnesses to foreign will, 1937. 
executor, for permission to transfer mortgage, 1937. 
interested party, for removal of executor, 1937-38, 
administrator, for permission to redeem personal property, 1938, 
attorney, for counsel fees, 1938. 
executor, for permission to collect rents, 1938. 
executor, for permission to execute partial release of mortgage, 

1938. 
executor - trustee, for discharge from further liability under 

terms of trust agreement, 1938. 
administrator, c.t.a., for advice and direction, 1939. 
conservator, for reduction of bond, 1939. 
creditor, to have claims allowed, 1939. 
M. Probate letters 

administration, 1766, 70, 72-74, 76-79, 82, 84-87, 89, 93-98, 

1800-1824, 29, 32-78, 1881—. 
testamentary, ordering of, 1766-68, 70-72, 77-81, 83, 87-88, 91-94, 

1796-1806, 8-10, 12-16, 19-20, 22-23, 1825--. 
testamentary, 1770, 72, 78, 80-81, 83, 87-88, 91, 93-94, 1796-1806, 

8-10, 12-16, 19-20, 22-23, 25-76, 79, 1882—. 
administration, c.t.a., 1771, 77, 92, 1815, 50, 52, 54, 59-60, 

62-67, 6S-73, 78, 81, 86, 92, 94, 96, 1902-5, 10, 14, 18, 21-22, 

24-25, 29-30, 34, 38. 
guardianship (full age), 1774-75,73, 83, 85, 99, 1809-10, 18-20, 

22, 24-25, 38, 42, 44, 46-47, 49-53, 57-74, 77, 79, 82, 85, 89, 

98, 1900, 1905, 13, 15, 19-20, 24-25, 29-31, 1933—. 
administration, d.b.n., 1778, 87-88, 97, 1811, 13, 16-17, 42, 49, 

51-52, 55, 58-59, 63, 65, 68-69, 71, 85, 93, 96-97, 1901-2, 13, 

24, 27, 30-31, 35, 37, 1939--. 
guardianship (minor under 14), 1782, 98, 1807, 12-15, 21, 24, 

41-43, 45-47, 49-50, 52-55, 57-75, 78, 84, 86, 91, 93-95, 98, 

1900-1903, 5-6, 8-9, 12-14, 16-17, 20-21, 24-31, 33-34, 

1936—. 
guardianship '.minor over 14), 1798, 1803-4, 8, 12, 41, 43, 45-47, 

50-53, 55, 77-79, 85-86, 93, 95-97, 1900-1903, 6, 8, 11-14, 17, 

19-21, 24, 26-29, 31-33, 1935--, 
administration, d.b.n., c.t.a., 1871-73, 91, 1903, 13, 16-17, 25, 

27-29, 32-33, 36-37. 
custodianship, 1910, 15, 18, 23-25, 29, 31, 1937—. 
conservatorship, 1930, 34-35. 
N, Reports 

commissioner (insolvent estate), 1767, 82, 85, 91, 94-97, 1800, 

1802-3, 8-16, 19-31, 33-74, 79, 84, 89, 95-96, 1905, 10. 
commissioner ^claims allowed by) , 1783, 85, 91, 94-97, 1802-4, 6, 

8-10, 13-16, 19-31, 33-68, 70-74, 79, 84, 95-96, 1905, 10. 
commissioner (on partition of estate), 1799, 1803-4, 13, 18, 23, 

26, 33, 49, 55, 57, 61-62. 
referee, 1802, 4, 26. 
commissi oners and committee (to set-off dower), 1803, 25, 29, 34, 

37, 39, 49-52, 58-61, 64, 67, 70, 72, 79. 



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Probate Court 

guardians, 1877. 

commissioner (appointed to make partition of estate in eauity). 

1888. 
guardians (ad litem), 1903, 24, 31. 
0. Wills and codicils, 1766-68, 70-72, 77-81, 83, 87-88, 91-94. 

1796-1806, 8-10, 12-16, 18-20, 1822—, 
P. Wills, foreign, recording of, 1814, 55, 58-59, 62-65, 70-71, 84, 94, 

98, 1904, 18-19, 25, 27-28, 30, 34-35^ 37. 
Q,, Miscellaneous 

will, widow^s refusal to accept provision of, 1767, 79, 1813, 19, 

33. 
executor's refusal to serve, 1767, 70-71, 77, 92, 1826, 30, 34, 36, 

40, 74, 86. 
resignations and discharges of guardian, 1767, 99, 1804, 14-15, 

18-19, 22, 26, 31, 33, 43-48, 58, 61, 66-72, 1925. 
agreements to release widow's dower, 1787, 90, 1818. 
commissioners' warrants to receive and examine claims against insol- 
vent estates, 1794, 96-97, 1800, 1802-3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14-17, 29, 

78-79, 83-84, 95-96, 1905, 10. 
plat, of partition, 1793, 1813. 
commissioners, or committee's warrant to set off dower, 1803, 18-19, 

23, 79. 
refusal to accept provisions of will, 1840-41. 
waiver of provision of husband's will (by widow), 1855-56, 69. 
list of names added to voting list (upon exhibiting naturalization 

papers), 1856* 
discharge of receiver, 1858. 
release (in favor of parent}, 1858. 
plats of widow's dower, 1867, 70. 
release of guardianship, 1868. 
trustee's refusal to serve, 1868. 
consent for adoption (by next friend or parent), 1875, 84, 95, 1900, 

1914, 18-19, 21, 26-29. 
communication from trustee, 1888. 

probate notice (executor's petition to sell real estate), 1888. 
notice of pending suit (les pendens), 1897. 

complaint to probate judge from R. I. S. P. C* C. (neglected child- 
ren) , 1899. 
warrant to produce neglected minor children before probate court, 

1899. 
general release to administrator 'upon receipt of distributive 

share), 1902-3, 21-2ii, 38. 
receipts, 1903, 14, 16. 
agreement or stipulation between administrator and heirs concerning 

distribution of estate, 1920. 
conveyance and assignment of shares under terms of will, 1921. 
claims against estate, 1922. 
certificate of guardianship (Vermont), 1925. 
partnership insurance agreement, 1927. 
waiver of notice, 1927. 
special letter of attorney, 1031. 



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affidavit of completed adinini strati on, 1933, 37. 

general release to executor, 1933, 37, 

warrant, for commission to take deposition concerning foreign will, 

1937. 
declaration of trust (acceptance of terms and conditions), 1939. 

Arr. chron. ty date of council or probate meeting. Indexed alpha, by first 
letter of subject matter or estate, 1765-1918, For separate index 
(1765-1874) see entry 23; from 1918--, Probate Index (Index to Probate 
Estates), see entry 25, together with the current docket, see entry 22, 
serves as index to Probate Records. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 475 pp. 
13 X 10 X 2|^ - 18 X 11^ X 3^. 1765-1874, Probate Record Room, 4th floor, 
City Hall, Pawtucket; 1874--, town clerk's vault. Town Hall, 2008 Smith 
St., Centerdale. 



Accounts 

15. PROBATE REGOPD OF ACCOUNTS, 1873-74. 1 vol. (1, A25) . 

Record contains copies of administrator's, executor's and guardian's 
accounts of estates. Arr. chron. by date of allowance. Indexed alpha, by 
first letter of name of estate. Hdw. 400 pp. 16 x 11-^ x 2. 

Bonds 

16. ADMINISTRATOR'S BOND, 1873-74. 1vol. (1, A32) . 

Record contains copies of administrator's bonds and bonds of adminis- 
trators c.t.a. to return inventory. Arr. chron. by date of bond. Indexed 
alpha, by first letter of name of estate. Hdw. 400 pp. 16 x 11^ x 2. 

17. EXECUTOR'S BOND TO RETUHJ INVENTORY, 1873-74. 1 vol. (A34) . 

Record contains copies of executor's bonds to return inventory. Arr. 
chron, by date of bond. Indexed alpha, by first letter of name of estate. 
Hdw. 400 pp. 16 X ll| X 2. 

18. GUARDIANSHIP BOTDS, 1873-74. 1vol. (1, A35) . 

Record contains copies of guardianship bonds for minors and guardian- 
ship bonds for minors over 14 years. Arr. chron, by date of bond. Indexed 
alpha, by first letter of surname of ward. Hdw. 400 pp. 16 x ll| x 2. 

19. BOND TO PAY DEBTS AND LEGACIES, 1873. 1 vol. (1, A37) . 

Record contains copy of bond to pay debts and legacies. Arr. chron. by 
date of bond. Indexed alpha, by first letter of name of estate. Hdw. 
400 pp. 16 X 11| X 2. 



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20. BONDS (GUARDIAN'S), 1874. 1 vol. (l, A38) . 

Record contains copies of guardian's bonds to sell and mortgage real 
estate. Arr. chron. by date of bond. Indexed alpha, by first letter of 
surname of ward, Hdw. 400 pp. 16 x II.t x 2. 

21. BOrO r-OOK, I874-IOI8. 3 vols. (1-3). Title varies slightly. 

Conies of probate bonds: 

guardianship, for adults, 1874-1917. 

guardianship, for minors, 1874-1917. 

guardian, mortgage of real estate, 1877-1914. 

guardian, sale of real estate, 1(?78-11'1S. 

administrator, to return inventory, 1874-1317. 

administrator, to pay r'ebts and legacies, 1878-1917. 

administrator, sale of real estate, 1379-1918. 

executor, to return inventory, 1875-11*18. 

executor, to pay debts and legacies, 1873-1917. 

executor, sale of real estate, 1839-1918. 

administrator, d.b.n., to return inventory, 1374-1913. 

administrator, d.b.n., to ^ay debts and legacies, 1878-1917 • 

administrator, d.b.n., sale of real estate, 1883-1918. 

administrator, c.t.a., to return inventory, 1874-1914. 

administrator, c.t.a., to pay debts and legacies, 1878-1917. 

administrator, c.t.a., sale of real estate, 1879-1918. 

administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., to return inventory, 1874-1917. 

administrator, d.b.n., c.t.a., to pay debts and legacies, 1878-1917. 

appeal, 1874-1914. 

husband, 1874-1916. 

custodian, 1886-l.'a8 . 

receiver, 1905. 

Grouped by type of bond; chron. thereunder by date of filing instrument. In- 
dexed by first letter of surname of ward and name of estate. Rdw. 100 pr) . 
16 X 11-r;- X 2> Toivn clerk's vault, Tovm Frll, .?008 Smith St., Centerdale . 

Dockets 

22. FROBATE DOC'ET, 1374—. 1 vol. 

Digest of action taken on individual estates by propato court, including 
estate number, name of estate; date r\nd nurnose of petition, book and page 
number where recorded; date, amount, kind and purpose of bond, names of sure- 
ties, book and page number vhero recorded; names of appraisers of estates, 
date of acceptance and amount of inventory, book and page number v/here re- 
corded; petitions to sell real estate, date received and granted, amount of 
bond, book and page number vhere recorded; date accounts received, number of 
account, date settled, emount of balance, book and page number v/here recorded; 
claims against estates, name of claimant, amount of claims, total amount of 
claims, signature of tovm clerk. Arr. numerically by number of estate; chron. 
thereunder by date of original petition. No index. Typed. 1200 pp. 
18o- X 12|- X 4. Town clerk's vault, Tovm Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



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Indexes; Letters; 

Warrants and Inventories (23-27) 

Indexes 

23. INDEX TO PROBATE RECORDS, 1765-1874. 1 vol. (dated). 

Index to probate records, see entry 14, showing name of estate, type of 
instrument or proceeding, year, number of book, page number. Arr, alpha, by 
first letter of name of estate; chron. thereunder by date <^f proceeding. 
Hdw. 300 pp. 16 X 11 x 1^. 

24. ^INDEX TO PROBATE ESTATES}, 1765-1874. 12 f.d. (A-Bis; Bl-Ce; 
Ci-Day; De-Fox; Fr-Hay; He-Kes; KUtoyj Me-McGo; Ifc Gr-Phi; 
Pi-Shu; Gi-Ty; U-Z) . 

Card index to probate estates, see entry 13, showing name of estate, 
file number, year, type of instrument or proceeding, book and page number 
of record. Arr. alpha, by first letter of name of estate. Typed. 
17 X 6| X 5. 

25. PROBATE INDEX (Index to Probate Estates), 1874 — • 1 vol. 

Index to probate estates, see note at end of entry 13, showing year, 
name of estate, type of instrument or proceeding, number of estate. Arr. 
alpha, by first letter of name of estate; chron. thereunder by date of 
proceeding. Typed. 300 pp. 18 x 12 x 2. Town clerk^s vault, Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



Letters 

26. lETTER TESTAMENTARY, 1873. 1 vol. (1, A41) . 

Copy of letter testamentary. Contents of vol, arr. chron. by date of 
letter. Indexed alpha, by first letter of name of estate. Hdw. 400 pp. 
16 X 11^ X 2. 

Warrants and Inventories 

27. APPRAISER'S WARRANT (And Inventories), No. 1, 1873-74. 1vol. 

(A-18). 

Copies of warrants issued by probate court appointing appraisers to 
take inventories of estates, showing names of town, county and state, names 
of appraisers, name of estate or ward, name of administrator, executor or 
guardian, instructions to appraisers 'to appraise estate, return inventory 
and warrant), date of appointment, signature of probate clerk, time and 
place of return cf warrant and inventory, appraisers' oath to faithfully 
perform duty, signature of notary public. 



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Towa Cleric 



minisi^raT/or • s jf guaraians aiiia^vix, sign^Ture oi no"cary puDXic^ aaxe 
inventory was received, approved and ordered recorded. Arr. chron, by date 
recorded. Indexed alpha, ty first letter of name of estate. Hdw. 4^r pr. 
17 X 12 X 2^. 

28. APPRAISER'S /iARRAl^T (And Inventories), ON ESTATE OF WARD, 1873-74, 
1 vol. ;i, A23;. 

Copies of warrants issued Yy pr'^bate rourt empowering appraisers to 
value estate of ward, showing names of o.ounty, State and town, names ot 
ward and appraisers, instructions to appraisers ^t^ appraise estate and re- 
turn inventory and warrant] , time and place of return of warrant and inven- 
tory, appraiser's oath, signature of notary public. 

Copies of inventories of estate of ward showing names of ward, town, 
and guardian, description and value (by item) '^f estate, sigr,atures of ap- 
praisers, guardian's sworn statement, date inventory wag approved, received 
and ordered recorded. Arr. ohron. by date recorded. Indexed alpha, by first 
letter of name of estate. Hdw. 400 pp. 17 x 12 x 2^. 

Wills 

29. PROBATE RECCRn OF ;/ILLS, 1873-74. 1 vol. '.1, A29). 

Copies of wills, originals of which have been filed for probate. Arr. 
chron. by date of probate. Indexed alpha, by first letter of name of estate. 
Hdw. 400 pp. 16 X llj X 2. 



V. TOIVN CLERK 

At the first town meeting in North Providence, Jabez Whipple was elected 
town clerk for a term of one year.^ The town clerk was chosen annually 
thereafter until 1912, when by a special act of legislature the tenure was 
increased to two years. ^ The office has plways been elective. ^ 

The town clerk is also clerk of the town council,^ probate court, board 
of canvassers, and board of license commissioners,'^ and as such he has of- 
ficial custody of the records of these agencies. 

T. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

2. T. M. R. , 1912. 

3. T. M, R. , 1765-1920; Record of Ballots, 1920--. 

4. G. L, , 1938 , ch. 333, sec. 10, p. 704. 

5. Ibid., ch. 568, sec. 4, p. 1077. 

6. Ibid ., ch. 312, sec. 13, p. 660. 

7. Ibid ., ch. 164, sec. 4, p. 397. 



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Since 1903, the town clerk, with the approbation of the tovm council, 
has regularly appointed a deputy town clerk to assist him in his work. 8 

Records from 1765 to 1874 are located in the Probate Record Room, 
Pawtucket City Hall, Pavrtucket; and from 1874 to date, in the office or 
vaults of the tovm clerk. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale . 



Property Records 

30. RECEIVING BOOK IIORTH PROVIDENCE, 1874—. 14 vols. (4 vols. 

1919-33 labeled 1-4). Title varies: Deeds for Record, 1874-1933, 
12 vols.; Receivin;^, Book Transfer North Providence, 1933-35, 

1 vol. 

Record of instruments received by tovm clerk for recordation, shov/ing 
type of instrument, book and page niomber, file number, day, hour, and min- 
utes presented for record, names of grantor, grantee, mortgagor and iiort- 
gagee, etc.; name of person presenting instrument for record, fee, consider- 
ation, description of property or instrument, to •/horn instrument delivered, 
year delivered. Arr. chron. by date and time instrument received for 
record. Indexed alpha, by first letter of surname of grantor, mortgagor, 
etc. Hdw. 260 pp. 16 x 13 x 2. 7 vols. 1874-89, 1895-1919, town cleric's 
basement vault; 7 vols. 1888-95, 1919 — , town clerk's vault, 1st floor, 
Trwn Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

31^ MORTGAGE BOOK, 1765--. 110 vols. (72 vols., 1765-1374, 1-70, 

2 vols, labeled 2, 2 vols, labeled 3; 38 vols., 1874--, 1-36, 
21A, 21B). Title varies: Record of Deeds and Mortgages, 
1765-1838, 9 vols.; Records, 1834-43, 2 vols.; Registry of 
Deeds, 1842-45, 55-61, 4 vols.; Deeds and l^'ortgages, 1843-69, 
2 vols.; Record of Deeds, 1345-74, 30 vols.; Registry of 
Mortgages, 1360-61, 1 vol.; Record of Mortgages, 1858-1920, 
28 vols.; Mortgages and Transfers, 1876-1922, 2 vols.; 
Mortgage and Transfer Bool', 1900-1927, 3 vols. 

Record of mortgages and other instruments recorded by tovm clerk, including: 
A. Agreements 

to erect and maintain partition fence, 1761, 74, 1815, 26-27, 

39-40, 51, 53-54, 56. 
for collateral security, 1766. 
to hold estate in severalty, 176r, 72. 
not to hinder natural course of v/ater, 1774. 
not to erect dwelling on land conveyed, 1787. 
dividing line, 1793, 97, 1802, 24, 37, 44-45, 47-48, 50, 55-57, 

59, 61. 
dam privileges, 1797, 1818, 
driftway, 1802, 19, 32. 

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to make partition of estate held in common, 1803. 

to reconvey estate to grantor, 1803. 

awarding dower, 1805, 10, 14. 

to support widow and child, 1805. 

exempting payment of toll (Smithfield Turnpike Co.), 1809. 

authorizing executor to make repairs, 1815. 

exempting payment of toll (Powder Mill Turnpike Co.), 1815. 

defining bounds of thatch rights, 1821. 

to establish a fund to pay debt, 1829. 

to pay taxes during term of lease, 1829. 

to convey interest in real estate when qualified, 1832. 

to lay out public highway, 1832. 

to erect and maintain a reservoir (V/anskuck) , 1835. 

mill dam (fixing height of water, etc.), 1835-37. 

to abide by arbitrator's decision (overflow damage), 1836. 

to abide by decision of commissioners on partition, 1836. 

to compromise and settle bill in chancery (overflew damage), 1836. 

to execute release, 1840. 

to abide by referee's decision (right of way), 1845. 

to open land as a public street, 1845, 51, 62. 

not to claim property by adverse possession, 1847, 57. 

to extend mortgagee's sale, 1850. 

to compensate heir for relinquishing interest, 1654. 

concerning property and custody of children (between husband and 

wife), 1857. 
to extend term of bond, 1857. 
to quitclaim right of way, 1859, 69. 
designating heir at law to prosecute an appeal, 1861. 
on quarry rights, 1862. 
allowing use of well water, 1866. 
to extend lease, 1869. 
to sublet, 1869. 

to discharge debt and mortgage, 1873. 

appointing arbitrators to make partition of estates, undated, 
to erect dam across V/conas^ua tucket River, undated. 

B. Assignments 

general, 1765, 68, 96, 1817-19, 22, 29-38, 40, 42-44, 47-51, 53-63, 

65, 67-74. 
specific (school shares, interest in patent rights, burial lots, 

bank stocks, insurance policies, etc.), 1769, 92, 95-97, 1801-11, 

19, 21, 31, 33-35, 42, 46, 48, 50-51, 53, 55, 57-61, 64-66, 

68-71, 74. 
of agreement to maintain division lines, 1796. 
of building contract, 1847. 

C. Bonds 

miscellaneous, 1755, 1808, 16, 23-24, 61, 67, 71. 
mortgages (bastardy cases) , 1766, 97. 
grantees (misc.), 1789, 1616, 34. 
discharge of, 1791, 1821, 46, 48-49, 61, 65. 

to produce deeds, 1796, 1812, 21, 23, 26-28, 30-31, 39-40, 42, 46, 
52, 54, 57, 65, 69, 73-74. 



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indemnity (misc/j, 1805, 61. 

grantor* s defeasances to grantee, 1809-12. 

to secure others against loss, 1835, 37-38, 41-42, 47, 49, 53-57. 

administration, 1836. 

grantor's, to grantee to insure deed from minor when of age, 

1841, 43-45, 
trustees, for faithful rerformance, 1841-42, 49. 
assignment of (to insure deed from minor at majority), 1844, 57. 
guardian's, to faithfully apply proceeds of sale, 1855. 

D. Contracts 

for construction of schoolhouse, 1815. 

for construction 'of buildings, 1344, 47, 57, 68-69, 71-72. 

for sale of real estate, 1849, 57, 72-73. 

construction and maintenance of highway, 1860. 

of sale, 1923. 

E. Court Pecrees 

authorizing administrator to sell real estate, 1792. 

confirming General Assembly decree authorizing execution of deed, 
1800. 

appointing commissioner to appraise and divide estate among heirs, 
1802. 

accepting report of coimissicner appointed to appraise and divide 
estate among heirs, 1803, 33. 

nullifying deed of gift, 1814. 

granting divorce and defining alimony, 1820, 69. 

appointing commissioners to make partition of estate held in com- 
mon, 1833. 

allowing will of Moses Brown, 1836. 

allowing will of Samuel Slater (Worcester Probate Court), 1839. 

ordering partition of estate and appointing master in chancery, 
1844. 

certifying citizenship, 1850, 54, 56-58, 60^ 70. 

confirming commissioners' report on partition, 1852, 65, 6^8, 

ordering set off of dower, 1853, 56, 66. 

authorizing guardian to sue for real estate, 1855. 

in equity suit, 1856, 67. 

restraining order pending divorce hearing, 1859, 66. 

partitioning estate among heirs, 1860. 

appointing trustee, 1866. 

confirming commissioners' report on partition, 1866. 

preliminary injunction in divorce suit, 1867. 

appointing new trustee, 1870. 

appointing a master in chancery to discharge mortgage, 1928. 

ordering mortgagee to discharge mortgage, 1937. 

F. Deeds 

of gift, 1695, 1759, 65-74, 78, 80-81, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94-99, 
1800-1802, 4-6, 8-9, 11-15, 17, 21, 23-24, 30, 34, 36, 41-44, 
46, 52, 57, 60, 63, 65, 68. 

warranty, 1728, 35, 53, 56-57, 59, 61-62, 1765-1874, 1936. 

quitclaim, 1754, 64, 66, 74, 76-78, 80-85, 87, 1874, 1936. 



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easement, 1761, 82, 87, 94-96, 1822, 24-25, 27-28, 32-33, 35, 37-39, 

41-42, 44-45, 51-53, 55, 57, 59-61, 65, 68, 1936-37. 
partition, 1765, 68-69, 74, 77, 84, 86, 90, 92, 95, 99, 1801, 7-8, 

13, 15-20, 25, 28, 32-33, 36-37, 39, 41-42, 44-48, 54-56, 58, 

60-61, 64-65, 67-68, 72-73. 
assignee's, 1766, 68, 71, 1805, 19, 29-33, 35-38, 40-46, 49, 51, 

55-58, 61, 64-65, 67-68, 70-74. 
sheriff's deed of sale, 1768-69, 71, 73, 83, 93-95, 1806, 8-9, 12, 

13, 15-18, 20-22, 25-26, 30-31, 34-40, 42-43, 45-46, 48, 53-56, 

58-62, 65-69, 71-74. 
administrator's, 1771, 78, 83-84, 88, 91, 93, 99, 1800, 4, 7, 9-10, 

13-21, 24-27, 30-31, 33-36, 38-46, 48-69, 71-74. 
guardian's, 1771, 91, 98-99, 1800, 4, 9-10, 13-21, 25-31, 33 35, 

37-38, 40-53, 55, 57-62, 64-74. 
confirmatory, 1775, 92, 97, 1818, 25, 52, 54-57, 60-61, 63-64, 66, 

68-69, 71, 73. 
executor's, 1776-77, 79, 83-85, 90-91, 1800, 3, 10-19, 22-25, 31, 

34-36, 38-49, 56-63, 65, 67-68, 73-74. 
trust (probate), 1790, 1802, 29, 31-32, 34-38, 41-43, 46-50, 55-58, 

64-67, 69-72, 74. 
of covenant, 1794, 18C6, 73. 

tax collector's, 1800, 35, 39-40, 47, 50, 53-64, 71, 73. 
pew, 1817, 23-30, 37, 39, 42-43, 45, 52-53, 56-57, 59, 61-62, 66. 
mortgagee's, 1829-33, 35, 37-38, 42-46, 48-74, 1933. 
trustee's, 1833, 35, 40-42, 44-51, 54-55, 65-66, 69-74. 
town treasurer's, sale of town property, 1848, 50, 69. 
tax redemption, 1850. 
private burial lot, 1854, 65, 67. 
church assessment collection, 1861-67. 
G. General Assembly decrees authorizing 

widow of deceased war veteran to sell land, 1783, 

execution of a deed, 1800. 

minor to execute partition deed, 1803. 

aliens to hold and convey property, 1844. 

guardian to sell real estate, 1846. 

minor to acknowledge receipt of share of estate from administrator, 

1850. 
administrator to sell real estate, 1851. 

confirmation of sale of land owned by State (formerly owned by Paw- 
tucket Turnpike Co.), 1856. 
H. Leases 

indenture of, 1763, 65-66, 84-86, 92, 94, 98, 1800-1801, 3-5, 7-8, 

10-12, 14-17, 19-20, 23-74, 1934. 
cancellation of, 1774, 1811, 17, 28-29, 32, 34, 38, 46, 56-59, 

65-66, 73-74. 
assignment of, 1800, 12, 15-16, 18, 28-31, 35-36, 39-48, 50-54, 

57-59, 65-73. 
extension of, 1836, 62, 64, 68-69, 72, 79. 
I. Minutes 

town meeting, authorizing town treasurer to lease town landing, 

1825. 



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Providence and Pawtucket Turnpike Co., authorizing transfer of 

title to state committee, 1833. 
school district No. 1, authorizing treasurer to mortgage property 

(to erect nev/ school), 1840. 
school district No. 2, appointing and authorizing agent to nego- 
tiate mortgage, 1841. 
directors of Providence and TTorcester R. R., authorizing president 

to execute mortgage in trust and issue bonds, 1847* 
stockholders of Providence and V/orcester R. R., authorizing mort- 
gage in trust to secure bonds and notes to be issued, 1847. 
tovm meeting, authorizing town treasurer to convey tmm property, 

1850, 69. 
Uoonasquatucket Turnpike Co., authorizing agent to convey turnpike 

to town, 1853^ 
school committee, establishing boundary lines of school districts, 

1859. 
J. Mortgages 

real estate, 1763, 65-73, 75, 77-79, 82-85, 1787--. 

real and personal, 1766-63, 1812, 15-18, 22, 25-26, 28-31, 34, 

36-38, 40-43, 43-71, 73-76, 81, 91, 97, 99, 1901-2, 4-5, 11, 

25-28, 31-32, 34-35, 37, 39, 
assignment of, 1766, 69, 71, 78, 85, 03, 1801, 4-5, 7, 10, 12, 

14-17, 19-20, 22-23, 25-77, 81, 87-83, 90-94, 1896—. 
discharges of, 1767, 68, 71-72, 74-75, 78, 84, 94, 1795-1816, 

1818—. 
personal property, 1830, 33-34, 36, 40, 45-46, 59, 72-73, 1927. 
extension of, 1930-34, 57-38. 
K. Petitions 

to general assembly by widow of deceased veteran, praying for 

authority to sell real estate, 1783. 
to court of common pleas, requesting partition of estate held in 

common, 1806. 
to supreme judicial court requesting partition of estate held in 

common, 1810, 15. 
to probate court ree^uesting partition of estate held in common, 

1833. 
to trustee requesting his resignation and instructions to release 

estate, 1848, 56,^60. 
to probate court by guardian to sell real estate, 1855. 
to fence viewer for decision in controversy over erection and main- 
tenance of a division fence, 1^58. 
to supreme judicial court for divorce and alimony, 1871. 
L. Plats 

attached to deeds, 1761, 69, 83-84, 91, 95, 97-99, 1802, 5-7, 9, 

11-14, 18, 21-28, 30-51, 54, 56, 58-59, 61, 64. 
attached to commissioner's reports, 1774, 84, 93, 99, 1803-5, 7, 

18, 23-25, 31-37, 39-41, 44-49, 51. 53. 70. 
M. Receipts 

for rent of leased property, 1839. 
for alimony, 1848. 



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N, Releases 

driftway agreement, 1829. 

by beneficiary of maintenance under will, 1862. 
upon payment and conveyance of property, 1862. 
of claims in contest of will, 1867. 
0. Reports 

of arbitrators, 1752, 55, 1822, 29, 36, 39-40, 44-45, 48, 50, 58, 

63. 
commissioners (partition), 1783, 99, 1803-4, 6-7, 10, 14-15, 23-26, 

28-33, 35, 37-38, 45-46, 48-49, 51, 53, 56-58, 60-61, 66-68, 70. 
special committee, 1825, 34, 38. 
master in chancery (partition), 1844. 
P. Trusts 

voluntary (sheriff's return), 1766. 
declaration of, 1843, 69, 72, 1931. 
transfer of, 1846-47, 69. 
confirmation of continuance of, 1872. 
Q,. Trustees 

appointment of, 1833, 49-50. 
discharge of, 1843. 
acceptance of resignation, 1846. 
resignation of, 1846-47, 69. 
R. Wills and Codicils 
domestic, 1801. 
foreign, 1834. 
Samuel Slater, 1834. 
Moses Brown, 1834-35. 
S. Miscellaneous 

writs and citations, 1765, 1812, 34, 39, 42, 44-45, 49, 53, 58, 62. 
record of release of dower, 1765-88, 90-98, 1804, 6-7, 9-10, 12, 

14-40, 44-48, 51-55, 58-61, 65-74. 
record of estates for life, 1774, 80, 86, 88, 93, 97, 1800-1801, 

6-7, 11-16, 18, 20, 23, 26-28, 30, 32-34, 37-39, 42, 44, 55, 

59-61, 67-68, 73. 
public notices, 1782, 1840, 63, 69, 71-72, 74. 
special letter of attorney, 1790, 92, 1811-18, 21, 23, 26-29, 

32-33, 35-49, 51-60, 62-73. 
dedications, 1791, 1802-3, 6, 10, 28, 30, 50, 53, 71. 
witnesses' certificate of entry, 1804-19, 21, 29-30, 32-33, 37, 39, 

41, 43-44, 47, 62. 
commissioners' warrants (partitions), 1806, 10, 15, 19, 23-26, 28, 

30-39, 57-58, 66-67. 
antenuptial settlements, 1811, 26, 32, 35, 37, 70. 
inventory of property set off to widow as part of dower, 1820, 
depositions, 1822, 39. 

revocation of power of attorney, 1822, 64. 

bills of sale, 1823, 27, 29, 31, 34, 38, 42, 46, 58-59, 61, 66-73. 
transcript of promissory note, 1835. 
articles of association, 1836, 53, 67, 72-73. 
acceptance of surveyor's report on dividing line between estates, 

1841. 



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surveyor's return on survey of dividing line between estates, 1841, 
declaration of seizin (under direction of master in chancery), 

1850. 
fence viewer's decision, 1850, 57-58, 65. 
boundaries of school districts (plat no, 86), 1859. 
record of sale [auctioneer's), 1859. 
act passed by General Assembly entitled "An Act to Incorporate the 

Rhode Island Pioneer's Ass'n.", 1868. 
discharge of building contract, 186S, 

Arr, chron. by date ">f recordation. Indexed alpha, by first letter of sur- 
name of mortgager and mortgagee, grantor and grantee, etc. For separate in- 
dexes see entries 46-50, Hdw^ and typed. Aver. 653 pp. 16|- x 14 x 2^. 
72 vols., 1765-1874, Probate Record Room, Pawtucket City Hall; 38 vols., 
1874 — , town clerk's vault, Town Hall, Centerdale. 

For subsequent records see entries, 32-33. 

32, OLD RECORDS, 1853-74. 3 vols. (1-3; dated). 

Copies of deeds and other instruments transcribed from early land evidence 
records, including: 

A. Agreements 

partition of estate, 1843, 48, 65. 

farm lets, 1854-55, 60, 68, 71. 

estates f^r life, 1855, 74. 

division line, 1856, 60, 

maintenance of dam and water rights, 1874. 

B. Assignments 

general, to satisfy creditors, 1856-58, 61-62, 65. 
transfer of (general), 1860. 
of patent rights, 1861, 66. 

C. Bonds 

indemnity, 1856, 62, 64. 
assignment of, 1858. 

D. Court Decrees 

partitioning of estate, 1860. 

confirming report of commissions on partitions of estates, 1865-67, 
71. 

E. Deeds 

quitclaim, 1850, 52, 74. 

administrator's, 1851-52, 54, 56-57, 60, 63-65, 68. 

warranty, 1853-75. 

executor's, 1856, 58-59, 67. 

of gift, 1856, 68. 

mortgagee's, 1858, 60, 62-63, 68, 70, 72. 

tax collector's, 1860, 64. 

assignee's, 1860, 62, 66, 74. 

guardian's, 1861, 73. 

sheriff's (with return annexed), 1863, 67, 74. 

of trust, 1866. 



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F. Leases 

assignment of, 1858-69, 66, 7C-71. 

indenture of, 1858, 60-62, 36-68, 70, 72-74. 
G- Mortgages 

real estate, 1853-74 • 

assignment of, 1856-58, 6C-6c, 68, 70, 74. 

discharge of, 1359-75, 77-78, 80, 82, 84-85, 87-90, 1P07., 14, 29. 

release of, 1666, 68. 
E. Flats 

arj:iexed to deeds, 1861, 6:^. 
I. Releases 

cf dower, 1854. 

mortgagee ' s , 13'55-56 . 
J. Reports 

VTocnasquatucket River dan (by arbitrators), 1839. 

partition of estates (by coriT-issioners) , 186C-61, 66-68. 
K . Miscellaneous 

speoial letter of attorney, 1854-56, 30, 65-67, 71. 

Arr. chron- by date of recordation. Indexed alpha, by 1 irst letter of sur- 
name of grantor and grantee, mortgagor and mortgagee, etc. Hdr-. 400 pp. 
19 X 15 X 2i. 

33. DEED BOOK, 1874—. 38 vols. (1-38). Title varies sli-htly. 

Record of land evidence, other instruments and papers recorded by town 
clerk, including: 

A. Affidavits 

of publication of notice of sale by sheriff, 1880, 82, 84, 86, 88, 

90, 94-95, 98, 1900, 9-12, 15-17, 20, 2^-34. 
of publication cf notice of sale by Supreme Court commissioners, 

1897-98. 
of publication of notice of sale by Superior Court commissioner, 

1913, 17, 25, 38. 
of publication of notice of sale by master in chancery, 1914. 

B . Agreements 

to waive mortgage, 1372. 

to abide by commissioner's decision, 1883, 91, 94. 

to erect v/all on dividing line, 1905, 33. 

to lease property, 1909-10. 

between mortgagee and mortgagor, 1912. 

dissolving partnership, 1912. 

creating life estate, 1912, 15. 

trade (gas station\ 192 3-26. 

fixing lines of division, 1925. 

for home and maintenance, 1927. 

granting right to sell, 1929 

to repurchase property, 1931. 

to install dam, 1936. 



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C. Assignments 

general, 1874-76, 80, 84, 86, 92, 1896-1900, 8, 12-16, 21. 24-55, 

27, 29, 31-^2, 34-37. 
specific, 1875, 85, 1921, 24-25, 27, 30, 34-35. 

D. Authentications 

wills and codicils, 1874, 79, 83-84, 87-90, 1895-1922, 24-25, 

28-29, 33-36. 
foreign probate letters, 1896, 99, 1911, 13, 35-36, 39. 
petitions to trustees requesting sale of property, 1906. 

E. Bonds 

secure others against loss, 1876, 1933, 37. 
produce deed, 1878, 81. 
mortgagor's indemnity, 1936. 

F. Contracts 

of sale, 1904, 7-16, 18, 21, 23-24, 27-31, 33, 35-39. 
conditional sale, 1918, 20, 22-29, 34. 
plumbing, 1923. 
discharge of, 1927. 

G. Court decrees 

adjudging bankrupt, 1874, 1913. 

confirming commissioner's reports of partition, 1878, 83, 1902. 

equity, 1878, 80, 86, 91-94, 96, 98-99, 1902, 7-8, 27-28, 30-31, 

36. 
proving foreign will, 1879, 89, 03, 1896-1901, 3-14, 16-17, 19-23, 

25-30, 
appointing trustee, 1883-84, 1912, 17, 19, 26, 36. 
approving bond, 1901, 13, 27. 
ordering executor to convey property, 1919. 
re-forming deed, 1925, 27. 
allotting property, 1925, 27-29, 31, 33. 
proving will, 1928. 
settling boundary line, 1928. 
ordering release of attachment, 1929, 
nullifying mortgage, 1931, 39. 
confirming conveyance of real estate, 1939. 
H. Deeds 

administration, 1874-75, 81. 

easement, 1874, 79, 1899-1900, 1908-9, 15-16, 19, 22-23, 26-87, 

1932--. 
mortgagee, 1874 — • 
quitclaim, 1874 — . 
warranty, 1874--. 
guardian, 1875, .79-83, 86, ^.96, 1900, 3, 7, 11-12, 14-16, 18-28, 

30-33, 35, 38-39. 
town treasurer, 1875, 78, 85-86, 1905, 15, 29, 35, 39. 
burial lets, 1876, 79-80, 82, 85, 88, 91, 1939. 
trust, 1879, 81, 86, 88-89, 1905, 7-8, 21, 29. 
tax collector, 1879-80, 1894-1903, 15, 18, 21-25, 39. 
assignee, 1882, 86, 90, 93-94, 1907, 16-17, 25, 31. 
confirmation, 1882, 93, 1905, 16, 18, 20, 22-30, 32, 35-36. 
partition, 1884, 1904. 



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trustee (sale of property), 1885, 1915-21, 23, 26-27, 29, 31, 54, 

37, 
trustee (reference to will), 1385, 1906, 8-11, 19-27, 30, 33, 

38-39. 
trustee (of release^, 1838, 92, 95, 1915, 19, 27. 

executor, 1889, 93, 9LS ir06, 9, 13, 15-17, 20-24, 27-23, 1932 — . 
commissioner (Supreme Court), 1897-98, 1902. 
receiver, 1906, 13, 29-50, 4C . 

comrdssioner (Superior Court), 19^'8, 15, 17, 25, 29, 5'':^-r4, 38. 
master in chancery, 1914, ?1. 
conservator, 1913. 
nift, 1927. 
covenant, 1930 
I. Leases 

indenture of, 1874-76, 78-8^^, 86, 0?, 91-C3, 1395--, 
assignment of, 1901, 6-3, 11-15, 23-2S, 51- \T, 53. 
cancellation of, 1902, 4, ^, 25, 29-50, 52-55, 55-56, 38. 
extension of, 1025, 33. 
for life, 1956. 
J. Winutes 

Mineral bprin;j Turnpike Co., authorizing; sale of turnpike to tcwn, 

1866 (date of record). 
Louisquisset Turnpike Co., autl.orizinp sale of turnpike to tovfn, 

1875. 
council, authorizing treasurer to convey tovm property, 1878. 
financial town meetin^r., authorizing treasurer to convey to\m prop- 
erty, 1929. 
K. Mortgages 

assignment of, 1374-1925, 27, 52. 

real estate, 1874-76, 1380-1905, 7-3, 11-12, 27, 29, 57-58. 
discharges, 1375-77, 30-81, 18-35— • 
personal property, 1382 . 
to indemnify suit, ii8S', 1906. 
trust, 1892*, 1904, 7, 21-22. 

supplemental indentures to trust mortfages, 1905, 21, 30, 35. 
L Notices 

mechanic's lien, 1874, 79, 190^, Z? , 57. 

discharge of mechanic's lien, 1875. 

repudiating signature on legal instruments, 1380. 

sale by sheriff, 1880, 82, 84-36, 8^., '0, :4-95, 98, 1900, 1904, 

6-7, 9-12, 15-17, 20, 22-55, 56. 
and protest by mortgagor, 1386 
sale by Supreme Court conrissioners, 1397-9''. 
pendin- suit, 1398, 1902, 10, 27-29. 
intention to hold possession of buildin-^s, 1901. 
sale by Superior Court co^jnissioner, 1915, 17, 25, 38. 
sale by master in chancery, 1914. 
prevent adverse possession, 1951 . 

tine and place to present claims and pay debts (by assignee), 19 31. 
M. Plats ^.nd. Flans 

land (annexed to deeds), 1875, 77, 86, 39, 97, 1910-11, 16, 28, 33, 

37-38. 



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old town hall lot, 1879. 

land acquired by State Board of Public Heads (Pcuglas and Mineral 

Spring Aves.) , l?3fS. 
right of way for water pipe (plan), 1336. 
sewer casements, 1939. 
N. Releases 

of dower, 1875-76, 82, 1913, 17, 21-24, 26. 

mortgagee to grantee, 1884-92, 94-95, 98-99, 19G1, 3, 5, 8-18, 20, 

23, 27, 31. 
0. Reports 

corrjnissions' , ^n partition, 1876-77, 83, 91, 94, 1902. 
appraisers', condemnaticn, 1884. 
P. Miscellaneous 

mortgagee' s waiver, 1874, 1925. 

fiduciaries' notices of sale, 1875, ^9, 81, 83, 85-87, 99, 1903, 

6, 8, 16, 29. 
special letter ^f attorney, 1875, 81, 86, 88, 90, 96-98, 1901—. 
declaration ^f trust, 1878, 1905, 10-11, 20. 
bills of sale, 188^, 1924, 27, 31. 
dedications, 188^:^, 95, 1903, 10-11, 36. 

warrants and citations for commissioners to make partitions, 1883. 
proirlssory note, 1883, 88, 97. 
estates for life, 1885-86, 1920. 

writ of execution, 1885, 94, 1906, 9-12, 15-17, 20, 22, 25-34, 37. 
cancellation ^f power of attorney, 1885, 1925, 38. 
cancellation of a promissory note, 1888. 
preliminary injunction in divorce case^ 1895. 

certificate of membership in V/ocnas qua tucket Reservoir Co., 1908. 
certificate of appointment of trustee in VVoonasqua tucket Reservoir 

Co., 1914. 
discharge of pending suit, 1914, 3?. 
final divorce, 1915. 

description "^f land taken for school purposes, 1923-25. 
description of land taken for sewer purposes, 1926. 
authorization to trustee for distribution of funds, 1929. 
final decree in trespass action, 1934. 
authorization for removing encroachment on highway, 1938. 

Arr. chron. by date of recordation. Indexed alpha, by first letter of sur- 
name of grantor and grantee, etc. For separate indexes see entries 47-50. 
Hdw. and typed. Aver. 650 pp. 16^ x 14 x 2. 

34. PERSONAL PROPERTY .MCRTGAGES, 1829 — . 16 vols. (1829-1874, 2 
vols, unlabeled; 3-6; 18^4—, 10 vols., 1-10) . Title varies 
slightly. 

Record of personal property mortgages, deeds, and other instruments recorded 
by town clerk, including: 
A. Affidavits 

ownership, 1928, 33. 

indebtedness, 1932, 



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B. Assignments 

specific, 1841, 43-44, 46, 51, 54-55, 57-58, 65. 

general (to satisfy creditors), 1841, 43-51, 53-58, 63, 71, 

wages, 1869, 71, 84, 93, 1903, 29. 

discharge of (wages), 1887. 

C. Contracts 

sale cf personal property, 1849, 1931, 34, 36-39, 
build machinery, 1855-56. 
D* Deeds 

mortgagee, 1841, 63, 1036. 

trust, 1848. 

trustee, 1854. 

assignee, 1855, 59, 71, 78, 80, 1907, 32. 

pew, 1859. 

warranty, 1869. 

quitclaim, 1870-72. 

administrator, 1873. 

E. Leases 

personal property, 1838-40, 45, 47-48, 54, 57, 63, 69-70. 
real and personal property, 1854-56, 59. 
cancellation of, 1865, 68. 

F. Mortgages 

assignment of chattel, 1838, 41, 43, 45-47, 49-50, 52, 54-55, 

57-60, 62, 67-72, 74-75, 78, 80, 83-84, 1916, 18, 32. 
chattel, 1838—. 
discharge of chattel, 1839 — . 

real and personal property, 1843, 48, 60-62, 65-67, 70, 72-73. 
renewal of chattel, 1851, 63, 74. 
trust (to secure bend issue*. , 1892. 

G. Miscellaneous 

receipts, 1829, 38-42, 44, 46-51, 53-74, 83, 92-93. 

certification of money deposited and security given (for covenant 
against encumbrances), 1836. 

bills cf sale, 1837, 39-80, 85-94, 96-97, 1900—. 

authentication cf testament, 1839. 

articles of association (co-partnership), 1842, 48. 

release (creditor to assignor), 1843. 

special letter of attorney, 1843, 47, 50, 68. 

declaration of trust (acceptance by assignee), 1845-47, 49-50, 55, 
58-63. 

authentication of promissory notes, 1846, 74, 98, 1904. 

acknowledgnent by mortgagor of mortgagee's entry and possession, 
1848. 

agreement by mortgagees to extend mortgage, 1848. 

waiver allowing second mortgage priority (by first mortgagee), 
1849, 58, 68. 

inventory of personal property (annexed to lease,, 1850. 

minutes of meeting '^f trustees nf pawtucket Institution for Sav- 
ings, appointing agent to assign mortgage, 1851. 

witnesses' certificates of delivery of mortgaged premises to mort- 
gagee, 1853, 56. 



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certificate of voluntary surrender to mortgagee by mortgagor, 1857. 
indemnity bonds, 1873-74. 

Arr. chron. by date recorded. Indexed alpha, by first letter of surname of 
mortgagee and mortgagor, etc. For separate indexes see entries 46-50. Hdw. 
and typed. 500 pp. 16 x 11^ x 2. 6 vols., 1829-74, Probate Record Room, 
4th floor, Pawtucket City Hall, Pawtucket; 10 vols,, 1874 — , town clerk* s 
vault, 1st floor. Town Hall, Centerdale. 

35. ATTACHMENTS, 1862—. 6 f .d. (labeled by contained numbers of 
instruments) . 

Sheriff's copies of writs filed with town clerk for recording, in- 
cluding: attachments, mesne process, scire facias, executions, notice of 
intentions to claim liens, etc., discharges of attachments, liens and ex- 
ecutions; notices of pending suits, and conditional sales agreements. Arr. 
chron. by date filed and numbered consecutively thereunder. No index. For 
separate indexes see entries 36, 46-50. Hdw. and typed. 12 x 5 x 16 - 
llj X 5 X 18. 

36. ATTACHMENTS, SHERIFFS* BONDS AND DISCHARGES, 1867 — . 3 vols. 

(1 vol., 1867-74, a; 1 vol. 1874-1927, 1). Title varies: Attach- 
ments -North Providence, 1867-74, 1 vol.. Attachments, 1874-1927, 
1 vol. 

Digest of attachments, sheriffs' bonds and discharges: attachments, 
showing date, file number, names of defendant, plaintiff, and plaintiff's 
attorney, amount of attachment, date and time of day filed, name of officer 
serving writ, date discharged, explanation of discharge, signature of plain- 
tiff's attorney, signature of witness, date writ returnable. 2 vols. 
(1874--) also serves as index to file of attachments, see entry 35. 

Sheriffs' bonds and discharges, showing file number, name of surety, de- 
fendant, and plaintiff, amount of bond, place of original attachment, dates 
filed and discharged. Attachments grouped alpha, by first letter of surname 
of defendant, chron. thereunder by date recorded; bonds and discharges 
grouped alpha, by first letter of name of surety. Hdw. Aver. 216 pp. 
18 X 12 X 1^ - 17 X 12 X 1^. 1 vol., 1867-74 (writs Nos. 1-280), Probate 
Record Room, 4th floor, Pawtucket City Hall. 

37. PAWTUCKET AND NORTH PROVIDENCE ATTACHMENT INDEX, 1862-74. 1 vol. 
(dated). 

Copy of attachment record serving as an index to file of Attachments, 
1862-74 (North Providence writs nos. 1-280), see entry 36, showing names of 
defendant, plaintiff, plaintiff's attorney, amount of attachment, name of 
officer serving writs, date and time of day served, book and page, reference 
number, file number, remarks. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of de- 
fendant, chron. thereunder by date recorded. Typed. 300 pp. 
17| X 13 X 2 3/4. 



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3a STATE HEM NOTICES (State Inheritance Tax Uens), 1920—. 1 f. d. 

Original notices and discharges of inheritance tax liens; notices show- 
ing estate number, date of notice, name of estate, name of town clerk receiv- 
ing notice, name of town, notice of filing of inventory with State tax 
agency, name and residence of decedent, notice that estate has been impressed 
with a lien, signature of State tax official, seal. Jacket shows estate num- 
ber, type of document and file number. 

Notice of discharge of lien showing estate number, date of discharge, 
name of estate, name of town clerk receiving notice of discharge, notice that 
lien has been discharged, name and residence of decedent, description of con- 
tents of inventory filed with State tax agency, manner of discharge, signa- 
ture of chairman of State tax official, seal. Jacket shows estate number^ 
type of document, file number. Arr. chron. by date of notice, numerically 
thereunder by file number. No index. Typed. 12 x 5 x 16. 

39. TAX LIENS (State Inheritance Uens), 1920—. 2 vols. (1-2). 

Copies of notices and discharges of State Inheritance tax liens; no- 
tices shewing estate number, date of notice, name of estate, name of town 
clerk receiving notice, name of town, notice of filing of inventory with 
State tax agency, name and residence of decedent, notice of lien, name of 
State tax official, signature of town clerk. 

Discharge of lien showing estate number, date of discharge, name of es- 
tate, name of town clerk receiving discharges, name of town, notice of dis- 
charge, name and residence of deceased owner, description of contents of in- 
ventory filed with State tax agency, manner of discharge, name of State tax 
official, signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. by date of notice. Indexed 
alpha, by first letter of name of estate, lyped. Approx. 300 pp. 
18| X 12 X 2. 

4a UENS, 1847-74, 1910--. 3 vols. ;i847-74, labeled 1, 2; 1910—, 
labeled 1). Title varies: North Providence Lien Book, 1847-69, 
1 vol. North Providence Liens to 1874, 1869-74, 1 vol. 

Copies of notices of intention to claim liens for work done and material 
furnished in construction of buildings, showing file number, name of property 
owner, name of vendor or contractor (lienor), itemized account of labor and 
material furnished, description and location of property, notice of intention 
to claim lien, amount of lien, signature of claimant's (lienor) attorney, 
date and time recorded, signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. by date filed 
for record. Indexed alpha, by surname of defendant. For separate indexes 
see entries 47-50. Hdw. Aver. 220 pp. 8^ x 7^ x ^ - 14 x 9 x 1. 

41. ASSIGNMENT OF ^mCES, 1893—. 2 vols. (1 vol. labeled 2), 

Copies of agreements for assignment of wages, showing name and address 
of assignor, assignee, conditions and terms of assignment, name and address 
of employer, occupation of assignor, power of attorney, date signed and 



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sealed, signatures of assignor and witness, date and time recorded, signa- 
ture of town clerk. Arr. chron. by date recorded. Indexed alpha, by first 
letter of surname of assignor. Hdw. and typed. 360 pp. 16 x 11 x 2. 

42. PURIAL LOT DEEDS - MINERAL SPRING, 1842-83. 3 vols. (1-3). 

Copies of burial lot deeds for land conveyed by town, showing name of 
town treasurer, date of meeting authorizing conveyance, amount of considera- 
tion, name and residence of grantor (town treasurer), lot number, avenue 
letter, date signed and sealed, signature of witness, acknowledgment, date 
recorded, clerk's attest. Also contains records of deeds between private 
parties. Arr. chron. by date recorded. Indexed alpha, by first letter of 
surname of grantee. Hdw. 100 pp. 10 x 8|- x 1. 

43. DEEDS AND INSURANCE (and Leases), 1874—. 1 f.d. 

Contains: 

deeds, 1874 — . 

leases (for use of lot as public pound 1886, for use of spring basin 

1892), 1886, 1892. 
insurance policies (guaranteeing title to tract of land where 

E, A. Brayton school now stands), 1923. 

Deeds arr. chron. by date of deed; other papers no obvious arr. No index. 
Hdw. and typed. 12 x 5 x 16. 

44. (OFFICE FEES AND STREET DIRECTORY), 1900-1908. 1 vol. 

Record of fees (1900-1907) collected by town clerk for recording various 
instruments, showing date, type of instrument recorded, amount of foe, and 
monthly totals. 

Also contains street directory of town (1908), showing name and location 
of streets. Record of fees arr. chrcn. by date of receipt; streets alpha, 
grouped by name of street. No index. Hdw. 150 pp. lo| x 8 x ^. 

45. PENDING SUITS, 1910 — . 1vol. (1) . 

Copies of notices of pending suits in Superior Court for liens and at- 
tachments, showing names of State, county, name of court, names of complain- 
ant and respondent, equity number, date of complaint, type of proceedings, 
location and description of property effected, name of attorney for complain- 
ant, date and time of day recorded, town clerk's attest. Arr. chron. by date 
recorded. No index. For separate indexes see entries 49, 5C. Hdw. 3C0 pp. 
14 X 9 X 1. 



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46. INDEX TO NORTH PROVIDENCE LAND RECORDS, 1765-1874. 4 vols. 
(Labeled alpha, by contained letters). 

Index to North Providence property records see entries 31, 34, 35, show- 
ing name of grantor, grantee, mortgagor, or mortgagee; book and page numbers 
of record. Grouped alpha, by first letter of surname of grantor and grantee, 
mortgagor and mortgagee, etc. Typed. 300 pp. 18 x 11^ x 2^. 

47. GRANTOR'S INDEX, 1854-1930. 2 vols, (dated). 

Copy of grantor's index serving property records see entries 31, 33, 34, 
35, 40, showing date recorded, name of grantor or party (of first part), type 
of instrument, name of grantee or party (of second part), book and page ref- 
erence numbers, or file number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of 
grantor or party; chron. thereunder by date recorded. Typed. 400 pp. 
16 X 15 X 3^. 

48. GRANTEE'S INDEX, 1854-1930. 2 vols, (dated). 

Copy of grantee's index serving property records see entries 31, 33, 34, 
35, 40, showing date recorded, name of grantee or party (of second part), 
type of instrument, name of grantor or party (of first part), book and page 
reference numbers, or file number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of 
grantee or party; chron. thereunder by date recorded. Typed. 400 pp. 
16 X 15 X 3^. 

49. GRANTOR'S INDEX, 1909--. 5 vols, (dated). 

Original grantor's index serving property records see entries 31, 33, 
34, 35, 40, 45, showing date recorded, name of grantor or party (of first 
part) ^ type of instrument, name of grantee or party (of second part), book 
and page reference numbers, or file number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of 
surname of grantor or party; chron. thereunder by date recorded. Hdw. and 
typed. 400 pp. 16 x 15 x 3^. 

50. GRANTEE'S INDEX, 1909—. 5 vols, (dated). 

Original grantee's index serving property records see entries 31, 33, 
34, 35, 43, 45, showing date recorded, name of grantee or party (of seccaid 
part), type of instrument, name of grantor or party (of first part), book and 
page reference numbers, or file number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of sur- 
name of grantee or party; chron. thereunder by date recorded. Hdw. and typed. 
400 pp. 16 X 15 X 3^. 



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Vital Statistics 

51. RECORD OF BIRTHS. MARRIAGES AND DEATHS, 1765-1853, 1 vol. (U). 

Record of births, marriages and deaths registered 1765-1853; including de- 
layed recordations, 1728-1853; also a register of accounts and orders certi- 
fied by town clerk or town treasurer: 

record of births, 1728-1850, showing full name of child, name of 
parents, sex, date and place of birth, signature of town clerk, 
record of marriages, 1748-1853, showing full name of bride and 
groom, bride *s maiden name, names and residence of parents, date 
of marriage, name of officiating clergyman or officer, 
record of deaths, 1767, 88, 92, 96, 98, 1818, 32, showing name of 

decedent, name of spouse or parent, date of death, cause of death, 
register of accounts, 1817-23, showing date certified, name of 
payee, nature of account, amount, certification by clerk, 

Arr, chron. by date recorded. Indexed alpha, by first letter of surname of 
party. For separate indexes see entries 62-64, Hdw, 200 pp. 13 x 3 x 1. 

52. RECORD OF BIRTHS, 1850-1921; 1931—. 5 vols. (1850-74, 1, 2; 
1874-1916, 1; 1917-21, dated). 

Record of births registered in town, showing date of record, date of 
birth, full name of child, sex, color, number of child of mother, place of 
birth; whether stillborn; occupation, name, age, color, birthplace of father; 
maiden name, age, color, and birthplace of mother; name of physician or mid- 
wife, town clerk's certification. Arr. chron. by date of birth, 1850-53; 
chron. by calendar year, chron, thereunder by date of birth, 1853-74; chron. 
by date of birth, 1874-1921, 1931—. Indexed alpha, by first letter of sur- 
name of child. For separate index see entry 62. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 
275 pp. 16 X 11 X 2| - 17 X 16 X 3. 

For record of births, 1922-30 see entry 53. 

53. ivIARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS, 1922-30. 1 vol. (dated). Discontinued. 

Record of births, showing date of record, date of birth, full name of 
child, sex, color, number of child of mother, place of birth, whether still- 
born; name, age, color, occupation, and birthplace of father; maiden name of 
mother, age, color, and birthplace; name of physician or midwife; town 
clerk's certification. 

Record of marriages, showing date and place of marriage, full name, resi- 
dence, date of birth, age, color, birthplace^ and occupation of bride and 
groom, maiden name of bride if previously married, and birthplaces of par- 
ents, occupation of father, number of marriage of each, name, address, offi- 
cial station, and denomination of person performing ceremony, town clerk's 
certification. 



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Record of deaths, showing date of recording, date of death, name of 
deceased, age, place of death, sex, color, marital status, occupation, birth- 
place; naiPes and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, name of informant 
fnd relation to deceased, disease or causes of death, names of physician and 
undertaker; town clerk's certification. 

Arr. chron. by date of marriage, birth, or death. Indexed alpha, by first 
letter of surname of child, bride and groom, or deceased. Typed. 200 pp. 
17 X 16 X 3. 

54. RECORD OF DEATHS, 3 vols. 1852-1921, 1931--. 5 vols. (1852-71, 
dated and labeled 1; 1872-7? labeled 2; 1874-1916 labeled 1). 

Record of deaths registered in town, showing date of recording, date of 
death, name of deceased, aje, plp.ce of death, sex, color, marital status, 
occupation, birthplace; names and birthplaces of parents, place of burial, 
name of informant and relation to deceased, diseases or causes of death, 
names of physician and undertaker, town clerk's certification; 1930 — , copy 
of physician's certificate, showing date and hour of death, name of deceased, 
duration of disease, name of physician; undertaker's certification of physi- 
cian's certificate; date recorded, ncjne of town cler]-:. Also contains: 
Record of a marriage, Oct. 7, 1R52. Arr. chron. by date of death, 
1352-71; chron. by calendar year, chron. thereunder by date of death, 
1872-1921, 1931 — . Indexed alpha, by first letter of surname of deceased. 
For separate index see entry 63. Ildv^. and typed. Aver. 380 pp. 
16 X 11 X 2.> - 17^- X 16 X 3. 

For record of deaths, 1922-30 see entry 53. 

55. RECORD OF r:i'iRHlAGES, 1350-1921. 4 vols. (1850-71 dated; 1872-75 
labeled; 1874- 1S16 labeled l) . 

Record of marriages rej^istered in town, shov/in^ date and place of mar- 
riage, full name, residence, date of birth, age, color, birthplace, and occu- 
pation of bride and groom; maiden name of bride if previously married, names 
of parents of each, birthplaces of narents, occupation of father, number of 
marriage of each; name, address, official station, and denomination of person 
performing ceremony, tovm clerk's certification. Arr. chron. by calendar 
year, chron. thereunder by date of marriage. Index alpha, by first letter 
of surname of groom ard bride. For separate index see entry 64. Hdw. Aver. 
400 pp, 16 X 11 X 2 - 17 X 16 X 3. 1850-73, Probate Record .loom, Pawtucket 
City Hall, Pawtucket; 1874-1921 tovm clerk's vault, 1st floor. Town rial 1, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

For record of marriages, 1922-30 see entry 53; and for records of mar- 
riages, 1930 — see Intentions and Returns of Marriage, entry 56. 

56. (Intentions and) RETUIcNS OF MARRIAGE, 1897—. 12 vols. (3 vols, 
dated) . 

Record of intentions and returns of marriage: intentions, shovang full 
name of expectant bride and groom, residence, date of birth, age, occupation, 
race or color, birthplace, number of marriage (terminated by death, divorce). 



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father's name, mother's maiden name; occupation of father, birthplaces of 
parents, name of town, date of intention, certifications of expectant groom 
and bride, attest of town clerk. 

Reverse of form, returns of marriage, showing full name of bride and 
groom, residence, age, color, occupation, birthplace, nximber of marriage, 
father's name, and mother's maiden name, maiden name of bride if previously 
married, date of return, certification by groom and bride, date and place 
of marriage, attest of clergyman, signature of witnesses, signature of town 
clerk, Arr. chron. by date of intention. Indexed alpha, by first letter 
of surname of fyma and bride. Hdw. and typed. 350 pp. 17^ x 16 x 3. 
7 vols*, 1897-1919, town clerk's basement vault; 5 vols,, 1920--, town 
clerk's vault, 1st floor. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

57. BIRTHS (Returns of Births), 1856-73. 1 bdl. (dated). 

Returns of births, original and official copies, including delayed and 
out-of-town births of residents of town, showing name of town. State, date 
of birth, full name of child, sex, color, number of child of mother, place of 
birth, present residence; father's name, age, color, occupation and birth- 
place; mother's maiden name, color, age and birthplace; signature of physi- 
cian or enumerator. Arr. chron. by calendar year; chron. thereunder by date 
of birth. No index. Hdw. 10 x 5 x 1. 

58. DEATHS (Returns of Deaths), 1856-74. 18 bdls. (dated). 

Returns of deaths, original and official copies, including delayed rec- 
ordations, showing date of death, full name of deceased, age, place of death, 
residence, sex, color, marital status, occupation, birthplace, parents' 
names, and birthplaces; place of burial, name of informant; physician's cer- 
tificate, showing name of deceased, date of death, diseases or causes of 
death, duration of disease, signatures of physician; undertaker's certifica- 
tion of physician's certificate. Arr. chron. by calendar year, chron. there- 
under by date of death. No index. Hdw. 11 x 6 x 2. 

59. imRRIAGES (Returns of Marriages), 1857-74. 18 bdls. (dated). 

Returns of marriages, original and official copies, including delayed 
recordations and records of marriages of nonresidents, showing full name, 
residence, date of birth, age, birthplaces, race or color, occupation, and 
number of marriage of bride and groom respectively, name of father, maiden 
name of mother of each, date of return, certification of bride and groom, 
signatures of witnesses; clergyman's certification of marriage, showing name 
of groom and bride, date and place of marriage, attest of clergyman, and 
signatures of witnesses. Arr. chron. by calendar year. No index. Hdw. 
10 X 5 X 1^. 



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60. (INTENTIONS OF MHRIAGE AND RETOBNS OF MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, AND 
DEATHS), 1873-1921. 82 envs, in 2 f.d. (dated). 

Intentions of marriage, 1874-1921, showing full name of expectant groom 
and bride, residence, date of birth, age. occupation, race or color, birth- 
place, number of marriage (terminated by death, divorce), father's name, and 
mother's maiden name of each; birthplaces of parents, occupation of father, 
name of town, date of intention, certification by expectant groom and bride, 
attest of town clerk. 

Returns of marriages, 1874-1921, showing full name of groom and bride 
(maiden name if widow); residence, age, color, occupatic»i, place of birth, 
father's name, mother's maiden name, and number of marriage of each/ date of 
return, certification by bride and groom, signature of town clerk, date and 
place of marriage ceremony, attest of clergyman, signatures of witnesses. 

Returns of births, 1874-1921, showing names of town and State, date of 
birth, name of child, sex, color, number of child of mother, place of birth, 
residence, father's name, age, birthplace, occupation; mother's maiden name, 
age, color, and birthplace, signature of physician or enumerator. 

Returns of deaths, 1873-1921, showing date of death, full name of de- 
ceased, residence, date of birth, age, place of death, sex, color, marital 
status, name of husband or wife, occupation of deceased, place of birth, 
father's name, mother's name, parents' birthplaces, place of interment, signa- 
ture of informant, and relationship to deceased; physician's certification, 
showing date of death, name of deceased, causes of death, duration of dis- 
eases, signature of physician and certification by undertaker. 

Minors' permits to marry, 1896-1921, showing name of town, date of per- 
mit, name of father, mother or guardian^ name of minor, signatures of parents, 
and witness. 

Arr. chron. by calendar year. No indeXi Hdw. and typed, f.d. 12 x 16 x 24. 

61. INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE ^ 1881-1896. 2 vols. 

Record of declarations of intentions to marry, showing full name of ex- 
pectant groom and bride, residence, date of birth, age, occupation, race or 
color, birthplace, father's occupation, number of marriage (terminated by 
death, divorce), name of town, date of declaration, signature of groom and 
bride, town clerk's certification. Arr. chron. by date of declaration. In- 
dexed alpha, by first letter of surname of groom or bride. Hdw, 350 pp. 
17^ X 16 X 3. 

62. INDEX TO BIRTHS NORTH PROVIDENCE AND PA^yfTUCKET 1728 TO 1910, 
1765-1874. 2 vols. (A-Z) . 

Index to North Providence record of births see entries 51-53, showing 
surname of child, given name or names, names of parents, date of birth, book 



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and page reference number. Arr, alpha, by first letter of surname of child. 
Typed. 17 X 12 X 3. 

6o. IM)EX TO DEATHS, 1765-1873. 2 vols. (A-Z) . 

Index to North Providence record of deaths see entries 51, 53, 54, show- 
ing full name of deceased, names of parents, date of death, book and page 
reference number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of deceased. Typed. 
500 pp. 17^ X 12 X 3. 

64. INDEX TO MkRPIAGES, 1765-1873. 1vol. (dated). 

Indfex to North Providence record of marriages see entries 51, 53, 55, 
showing full name of bride and groom, date of marriage, book and par;e ref- 
erence number. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of groom and maiden 
name of bride (and inverted), chron. thereunder by date of marriage. Typed. 
500 pp. 17-| X 12 X 3. 

Bonds and Notes 

65. BONDS, 1832—. 1 vol. 

Register of bonds issued by town for municipal purposes (payment of out- 
standing notes, erection and equipment of schools, erection of town hall, in- 
stallation of sewers, etc.), showing name of town, bond number, date of 
issue, purpose and amount of bond, rate of interest, date authorized by town 
meeting; year, month, and day of maturity, date paid, remarks. Arr. chron. 
by date of issue, numerically thereunder by bond number. No index. Hdw. 
100 pp. 14 X 10^ X 1. 

66. NOTE EEGISTER, 1906--. 1 vol. 

Register of notes issued by town for municipal purposes (current ex- 
penses, relief, renewals, etc.), showing name of town, title of record, note 
number, date of issue, amount of note, rate of interest, duration of note, 
name of purchaser, date authorized by town meeting, year, month and day of 
maturity, number of notes in renewal, date paid, remarks. Arr. chron. by 
date of issue, numerically thereunder by note number. No index. Hdw. 
100 pp. 14 X 10^ X 1. 

67. HIGHVJAY BONDS, 1927—. 1 bdl. , 3 envs. (dated). 

Bonds posted by licensed plumbers to open streets, showing names of 
principal and surety, amount of bond, conditions and obligations, date signed 
and sealed, signatures of principal, surety, and witness. Arr. chron. by 
year of bond. No index. Hdw. Bdl. 18 x 10 x 3; envs. 10 x 15 x 1. 1 bdl. 
and 2 envs., town clerk's basement vault; 1 env., town clerk's office, 2008 
Smith St., Genterdale. 



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Corporetions and Iter tner ships; 
Licenses and Permits 

68. VIC1UALLING HOUSE BONDS, 1927 — . 3 envs. , 1 bdl. (dated). 

Bonds furnished town by victualling house licensees for compliance with 
provisions of license and law, showing names of principal and surety, amount 
of bond, conditions and obligations, location of premises, date signed and 
sealed, signatures and addresses of principal and sureties. Arr. chron. by 
date of issue. No index. Hdw. and typed. Bdl. 12 x 10 x 2; envs. 
10 X 15 X 1^. 2 envs. and 1 bdl., 1927-37, town clerk's vault; 1 env., 
1938—, town clerk's office. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Corporations and Jfertnerships 

69. NORTH ffiOVIDENGE RSTUENS TO 1874 (Corporations and Rartnerships), 
1862-74. Subsequent records apparently mislaid. 

Contains: 

Copies of annual certificates (1862-74), made and filed in the office of 
town clerk by the several manufacturing concerns located in town, showing 
name and location of corporation, amount of assessments voted by corporation, 
amount of existing debts, date of return, signatures of president of corpora- 
tion and majority of directors, signature of witness, notarization, date and 
time of day recorded, clerk's attest. 

Copies of notices of limited partnerships (1866-69), showing names of 
special partners, names of general partners, name aAd location of business, 
amount of cash paid in by special partners, nature of business^ date of com- 
mencement of partnership, duration, signatures of partners and witness^ no- 
tarization, date and time of day recorded, clerk's attest. 

Copies of notices of dissolution of partnerships (1866-69), showing name 
and location of limited partnership, date dissolved, signature of partners, 
date recorded, and clerk's attest. 

Arr. chron. by date received for record. Indexed alpha, by first letter of 
name of corporation or partnership. Hdw. 100 pp. 13^ ^c 8^ x 3/4. 

Licenses and Permits 

70. FISHING LICENSE RETURNS TO THE DIVISION OF FISH AND GAME (and 
Receipts), 1922 — . 1 env. (dated). 

Copies of returns of fresh-water fishing licenses made by town clerk to 
State, showing date of return, number and kind of license (resident, nonresi- 
dent, alien resident, alien nonresident) ; amount of fees for each kind, total 
number of licenses issued, total amount of fees, amount of fees retained by 
town clerk, total amount paid over to general treasurer, date remitted, sig- 
nature of town clerk. 



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Receipts for monies paid over to general treasurer for fresh-water fish- 
ing licenses issued by town clerk (attached to copy of above return), showing 
date of receipt, name of town clerk, name of town, amount received, type of 
license (resident, nonresident, resident alien, nonresident alien), amount of 
fees for each kind issued, inclusive numbers of licenses issued, signature of 
State official. Arr. chron. by date of return. No index. Hdw. and typed. 
10| X 7^ X 1. 

71. FRESH-WATER FISHING LICENSES, 1935--. 5 pads (dated). 

Copies of fresh-water fishing licenses, showing license number, fee, 
name, address, nationality, age, occupation, and identifying physical de- 
scription of licensee, date issued, and signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. 
by date of issue, numerically thereunder by license number. No index. Hdw. 
75 pp. 3 X 6 X 3/4. 

72. APPLICATIONS FOR HUNTING LICENSES, 1935--. 8 envs. (dated). 

Applications for hunting licenses, showing license number, name of 
town, date, type of license (resident, nonresident, alien); name, address, 
age, occupation, birthplace, identifying physical description, citizenship 
status and signature of applicant; notarization. Arr. chron. by date of 
application, numerically thereunder by application number. No index. Hdw. 
10 X 7 X 1. 

73. HUNTING LICENSES, 1935--. 5 pads (dated). 

Stubs of hunting licenses, shewing license number, fee paid, type of 
license (resident, nonresident, alien), name, residence, nationality, age, 
color or race, identifying physical description, and occupation of licensee, 
name of town, date issued, signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. by date of 
issue, numerically thereunder by license number. No index. Hdw. 75 pp. 
5 X 3 X 3/4. 

74. (HUNTING LICENSE RETURNS), 1924—. 2 envs. 

Copies of monthly returns of hunting licenses made by town clerk to 
State, showing name of town, month covered by return, type of license (resi- 
dent, nonresident, alien, nonresident alien), fees collected, license numbers 
issued, numbers voided, total fees collected, amount retained by town clerk, 
amount remitted to general treasurer, certification and signature of town 
clerk. Arr. chron. by date of return. No index. Typed. 8^ x 5| x ^. 

75. GENERAL TREASURER (Receipts for Hunting License Fees), 1912--. 
2 envs. 

Receipts for monies paid over to general treasurer for hunting licenses 
issued by town clerk, showing name of town clerk, date of receipt, serial and 
code numbers, revenue classification, cashier's letter, amount received, 
signature of general treasurer or agent. Arr. chron. by date of receipt. No 
index. Typed. 9|- x 4 x ^. 



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76. OLD HDNTING AND FISHING UCINSES. 1930-34. 1 box. 

Contains: 

Applicaticais for fresh-water fishing licenses, 1934, showing application 
number, date, names of town and State, type of license (resident, nonresi- 
dent, alien), residence, citizenship status, age, occupation, identifying 
physical description, and signature of applicant; notarization. 

Copies of fresh-water licenses, 1931-34, showing license number, amount 
of fee, name of licensee, address, nationality, age, occupation, identifying 
physical description, date license issued, signature of town clerk. 

Applications for hunting licenses, 1930-34, showing application number, 
name of town, date, type of license (resident, nonresident, alien), name, 
address, age, birthplace, occupation, citizenship status, identifying physi- 
cal description, signature of applicant; notarization. 

Copies of hunting licenses, 1930-34, showing year, license number, 
amount of fee, type of license (resident, nonresident, alien), name of licen- 
see, residence, nationality, age, occupation, identifying jdiysical descrip- 
ticn, name of town, date license issued; signature of town clerk. 

Arr. chron. by date of application or issue, numerically thereunder by appli- 
cation or license number. No index. Hdw. 19 x 13^ x 3. 

77. (BEVERA.GE LICENSES), 1933—. 1 vol. 

Stubs of beverage licenses, showing class of license, license number, 
date issued, name and address of licensee, place of business, fee paid, date 
of expiration. Arr. chron. by date of issue, numerically thereunder by li- 
cense number. No index. Hdw. 12 x 6 x 1^. 

78. DOG LICENSES, 1932--. 5 vols, (dated). 

Stubs of dog licenses, showing stub number, license number, date of 
issue, name and address of owner or keeper; sex^ breed, physical description 
of dog; fee. Arr. chron. by date of issue, numerically thereunder by stub 
number. No index. Hdw. 16 x 12 x 1^. 

79. (PEDDLERS' LICENSES), 1933—. 1vol. 

Stubs of peddlers' licenses, showing license number, badge number, date 
issued, name and residence of licensee, type of goods or merchandise to be 
sold, how to be peddled (pushcart, wagon, cart, auto, etc.), date of expira- 
tion, fee, signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. by date of issue, numerical- 
ly thereunder by license number. No index. Hdw. 12 x 6 x 1-^. 

80. (RECORD OF CASH RECEIVED FROJ LICENSES) , 1936—. 1 vol. 

Record of money received for issuance of various licenses by town clerk, 
showing date of receipt, from whom received, license number, type of license 



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Licenses and Permits; (80-^5) 

Maps and Plats 

(dog, peddler, victualling, alcoholic beverage, miscellaneous), advertising 
fees; date and amount deposited with town treasurer. Arr. chron. by date of 
receipt. No index. Hdw. 75 pp. 14 x 11 x 1. 

81. (MISGELLAI^TIOUS LICENSES), 1922—. 3 vols. 

Stubs of licenses for victualling houses, pool parlors, dances, hotels, 
amusements, and other types, showing license number, date issued, name of 
licensee, location of business, and fee. Arr. chron. by date of issue, 
numerically thereunder by license number. No index. Hdw. 12 x 6 x 1^. 

82. MOVING PEEICLTS, 1914--. 1 bdl. , 3 f.b. (dated). Title varies: 
Old Notices of Removals, 1914-1928, 1 bdl. 

Notices of removal of household goods, chattels, and personal effects, 
reported to town clerk by persons, firms, or corporations owning or operating 
moving vehicle, showing date of notice, nature of prr^perty, name of owner or 
custodian of goods, address from and to which moved, date of moving, name of 
owner and operator of vehicle, signature and address of owner of vehicle. 
Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of owner of goods. No index. Hdw. 
and typed. Bdl., 6 x 12 x 6, town clerk's basement vault; f.b., 12 x 11 x 3, 
town clerk's vault, 1st floor. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

83. WATER PERMITS (Plumber Permits to Open Highways], 1S27~. 2 vols. 

Stubs of permits issued by town clerk to licensed plumbers authorizing 
opening of public highway and laying of pipes, showing permit number, name of 
licensed plumber, conditions, location in highway, date permit delivered, 
date work to be commenced. Arr. chron. by date of issue, numerically there- 
under by permit number. No index. Hdw. 250 pp. 7x6 3/4 x 1^. 

Iifeps and Plats 

84. (PL/ITS RECEIVED FOR RECORD), 1724-1874. 280 plats on 133 cards. 

Plats of North Providence land areas received for record, including: 
common land plats, 1724; partition plats, 1801-70; plat of old Woonasqua- 
tucket Turnpike Road, 1810-53; private land plats, 1830-74; cemetery plats, 
1841, 47, 53, 66; street plats, 1846-50; town land plat and plan, 1852-58; 
plat of Woonasqua tucket River, 1861; plat of Lincoln Park, 1865; Samuel 
Hedley's plat of town hall lot, 1867; plat of land sold by Asa Pike to town, 
1867. Various draftsmen. Black and white, colored, mounted. Scale varies. 
64 X 21. 

85. (MAPS, PLANS, AND PROFILES, MISCELLANEOUS), 1929-74. 70 plat cards. 

Contains: 

Street plans, 1829-74; plan of Pawtucket Turnpike with list of encroach- 
ments and names of owners, 1848; profiles of east and west sides of a portion 



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of Pawtucket Turnpike^ 1850; street profiles, 1852-74; maps of school dis- 
tricts, 1859; map of boundary line (Johnston and North Providence), 1865; map 
of proposed widening of Exchange Street, 1871; plan of district assessed for 
benefit of widening Exchange Street, 1871. Various draftsmen. Black and 
white, colored, mounted. Scal^ varies. 64 x 21. 

86. (MAP OF NORTH PROVIDENCE) , 1853. 1 framed wall map. 

Plat map of town of North Providence, showing names and locations of 
streets, rivers, ponds; number and locations of plats, locations of buildings 
and lots, town boundaries, names and relative locations of adjoining towns, 
cities and states; azimuth. Draftsmen, G. J. Lorigan and J. H. Christy; 
Engineers, Sarony and Major, New York City. Colored. 6 inches » 1 mile. 
28 X 39. 

87. PIATS 'Plans And Profiles) , 1874~. 4 vols. (1-4). 289 mounted 
plat cards. 

Plats, plans, and profiles of North Providence land area, received for 
record by town clerk, showing names of plat, owner, author, and surveyor, 
names, widths, and locations of streets, names and locations of rivers, 
ponds, railroads, location of buildings, numbers, areas, and perimeter dimen- 
sions of lots and estates, scale; date and time of day received for record; 
azimuth, signature cf town clerk. 

Plans of streets, showing name and location of particular street, road, 
or avenue, date grade established, horizontal and vertical scale, names of 
author and surveyor, names and relative locations of abutting and intersect- 
ing streets, length and width of particular streets. 

Profile of streets, showing vertical view, amount of rise and fall, ver- 
tical dimensions from base to established grade, location of surface of ground 
and established grade; azimuth. 

Cards arr. numerically by card number. For separate index see entry 91. 
VaWous draftsmen. Black and white, colored, blueprint, mounted. Scale 
varies. 38^ x 28 x 3/16 - 26^ x 25 x 3/16. 

88. (PLATS RECEIVED FOR RECORD), 1874—. 133 plat cards, 289 plats. 

Copies cf original plats, plans, and profiles see entry 87 for reference 
and description of contents. Cards arr. numerically by card number. For 
separate index see entry 92. Various draftsmen. Black and white, colored* 
Scale varies. 27 x 38. 

89. (TOW OF NORTH PROVIEENCE. SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES, HIGSIVJAY 
ICLLEAGE AND STATISTICAL DIGESr)-, 1880. 1 framed wall map. 

Political map of town of North Providence, showing numbers and locations 
of school districts, names and locations of streets, ponds, rivers, villages; 
names of plats, town boundary lines; names and relative locations of adjoin- 



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Licenses and Permits (89-94) 

Professional Registers 

ing towns and cities; azimuth. Table of length of roads, showing names and 
length in miles of each road, avenue or street, total number of miles of pub- 
lic roads. Table of statistics, showing population, valuation of real estate 
and personal property, average valuation of real estate per acre, rate of 
taxation, area of town in square miles, total number of miles of public roads. 
List of town officers for the year. Draftsman, L, M. E. Stone. Black and 
white. 1 inch = 500 feet. 31 x 47. 

90. (INDEX TO PL^TS), 1874-1919. 1 vol. Disccmtinued. 

Index to plats received for record by town clerk see entry 87, showing 
name of plat, dote received for record. Grouped alpha, by name of plat. No 
index. Hdw. 100 pp. 16 x 10 x 5. 

91. PLAT BOOK INDEX, 1874—. 1 vol. 

Index to plats received for record by town clerk gee entry 87, showing 
name, location and type of plat, date platted, book and page number recorded. 
Arr. alpha, by first letter of name of plat. Typed. 200 pp. ll^j x 10;g- x 1^. 

92. PLAT INDEX, 1874—. 1 vol. 

Index to copies of plats received for record by town clerk see entry 88, 
showing name of plat, number of plat card. Grouped alpha, by first letter of 
name of plat. Hdw. and typed. 150 pp. 9-^ x 5 x 1. 

93. INDEX MAP TO PLATS OF LAND SITUATED NO'V OR FORMERLY IN NORTH 
PROVIEEtrcE^ R. I. 1905. 1 wall map. 

Index map to plats, showing location and number of each plat, names and 
location of streets, highways, railroads, rivers, ponds, reservoirs, location 
of city and town boundary lines, locations of former city and town lines, 
names and relative locations of adjacent towns and cities, scale and declina- 
tion point. Also contains list of plats (location unknown) not shown on map, 
with card number and title reference. George A. Carpenter, City Engineer. 
Colored. 1 inch - 800 feet. 41 x 30. 

94. (CARD INDEX TO PLATS), active. 11 f.d. (A-Z) . 

Card index to plats on record; guide plat cards showing name of plat, 
total number of lots in plat; lot cards showing lot number, name of present 
owner (names of prior owners crossed out upon sale of lot). Grouped alpha. 
by name of plat, numerically thereunder by lot number. Hdw. 15 x 6 x 4. 



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Professional Registers; 
Voting 

Professional Registers 

95* REGISTRy OF CLERCHUEK, 1908—. 1 vol. 

Record of clergymen registered in town, showing registration number, 
name of town, date of registration, name and residence of clergyman, name, 
location, and denomination of parish, signature of clergyman. Arr. chron. by 
date registered, numerically there^onder by registration number. No index. 
Hdw, 28 pp. 11^ X 9^ X 1/3. 

96. MEDICAL REGISTER, 1910—. 1 vol. 

Register of physicians in North Providence, showing name of town, date 
of registry, physician's name, age, residence, post office address, place of 
birth, school or system of medicine, certificate number of State health 
agency, signature of doctor, notarization. Arr. chron. by date registered. 
No index. Hdw. 30 pp. 11 x 9^ x 1/3. 



Voting 

97. ELECTION RETURNS, 1864-73. 2 vols. (Dist. 1, Dist. 2). Title 
varies. Ballots, 1869-73, 1 vol. 

Record of elections held in district 1 and 2 in town, showing title of 
record, name of town, district number, name of candidate, title of office, 
number of votes cast for question, proposition or candidate; total number of 
votes cast for each office. Arr. chron. by date of election. No index. Hdw. 
125 pp. 11 X 9 X 1. Office of Board of Canvassers, Pawtucket City fflill, 
Pawtucket. 

98. (NOMINATION PAPERS), 1906-25. 1 bdl. 

Nomination papers endorsing candidate, shewing name of town, date of 
election, names and addresses of candidates, party or political principal 
represented; signatures and addresses of qualified electors; date and time of 
day filed, signature of town clerk. Arr. chron. by year. No index. Hdw. 
and typed. 12 x 4 x 2. 

99. RECORD OF BALLCTS, 1920—. 3 vols. (1-3). 

Record of ballots cast in each of town^s voting districts, showing type 
and date of election, nature of office (presidential electors, senator, repre- 
sentative, town clerk, etc.); names of candidates, names of party, number of 
votes received by each candidate, signatures of district moderator and clerk. 
Arr. numerically by district number, chron. thereunder by date of election. 
No index. Hdw. and typed. 250 pp. 14^ x 12 x 2. 



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100. ELECTION PAPERS (and Nomination Certificate and Papers), 1923—. 
1 f .d. 

Caucus certificates of nomination, showing name of party, date and place 
caucus held, names and addresses of candidates nominated; office, name of 
party or political principal; signatures and addresses of presiding officer 
and caucus clerk; notarization; date, place and time of day filed, signature 
of town clerk. 

Nomination papers signed by qualified electors of town endorsing candi- 
date for public office, showing name of town, date of election,, names of can- 
didates, name of party or political principal, address of candidate, signa- 
tures and addresses of qualified voters, date and time of day filed, signa- 
ture of town clerk. 

Arr. chron. by year. No index. Hdw. and typed. 3 x 12 x 12. 

101. EEGISTRY BOOK - MEN, 1877 — . 10 vols, (dated). Title varies 
slightly. 

Record of men registered in North Providence, showing date registered, 
name, residence, date of birth, time of entrance into State, time of entrance 
into town, date of entrance into United States, place of entry; when, where, 
and by what court naturalized; where, when, and by what court father or hus- 
band was naturalized; signature of registrant, signature of town clerk. 
Grrouped alpha, by first letter of surname of registrant, chron. thereunder by 
time of registration. No index. Hdw. 200 pp. 20 x 16 x 1^. 5 vols., 
1877-1915, 1922-26, town clerk's basement vault; 5 vols., 1915-22, 1926--, 
town clerk's vault, 1st floor. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

102k EECISTRy BCOK - V/CMEN, 1919--. 5 vols, (dated). 

Record of women registered in town, showing date registered, name, resi- 
dence, date of birth, time of entrance into State, time of entrance into town, 
date of entrance into United States, place of entry; when, where, and by what 
court naturalized; where, when, and by what court father or husband was natur- 
alized; signature of registrant, signature of town clerk. Grouped alpha, by 
first letter of surname of registrant, chron. thereunder by time of registra- 
tion.^ No index. Hdw. 200 pp. 20 x 16 x 1^. 



Miscellaneous 

103. MINERAL SPRING TURNPIKE CORPORATIONS BOOK, 1832-60. 1 vol. 

Minutes of meetings of Mineral Spring Turnpike Corporation, showing date, 
time, place of meeting, names of members present, appointment of officers and 
employees, vote of adjournment. 

Also contains : 

record of acceptance of bonds and sureties posted by secretary; record 



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of stock transfers; bills; record of sale of interest in corporation; person- 
al property mortgages; number of shares transferred, by whom and to whom 
transferred, year transferred; receipts and disbursements. 

Jtinutes arr. chron. by date of meeting; receipts and disbursements arr, chron, 
by date of entry. No index. Hdw. 150 pp. 16 x 7 x j^. 

104. TOW COUNCIL PETITIONS (and Miscellaneous Town Council and Town 

Meeting Papers), 1866—. 4 f.d., 252 envs. in box. Title varies: 
Untitled, 1866-1924, 1 f.d., 1874—, 1 f.d.; Returns of Jurors, 
Military Returns, Burial Permits, Contracts and Agreements, 
Restoration of Voting Rights, and Misc., 1866--, 1 f.d.; Original 
Town Council Papers, 1919-34, 1 box. 

Miscellaneous papers and documents of town council and other local agencies, 
including: 

A. Affidavits, 1923, 37-38. 

B. Applications 

building permits, 1927-29. 

plumbing licenses, 1929-31, 35. 

grant (P. W. A.) to build new high school (copy), 1935. 

C. Approval of appointment, notices of 

health officer, by State Department of Public Health, 1935. 
forest warden, by Chief of Forests, Parks, and Parkways (State), 

1935-36. 
tree warden, by Chief of Forests, Parks, and P&rkways (State), 1935, 

37. 

D. Bids 

contractors, 1919-21, 23, 25, 28-29, 31-32, 1934—. 
garbage removal, 1936 — . 

E. Bonds 

town officers, 1875 — . 
liquor dealers, 1902-19. 
hotel, 1905. 

F. Claims allowed and disallowed, 1923, 25, 32, 35-37. 

G. Complaints, 1919 — . 

H. Contracts and Agreements 

use of portion of turnpike for dam, 1866. 

purchase of safe, 1874. 

maintenance of highway, 1876. 

erection and completion of schoclhouse • !7oodville) , 1889. 

setting up appliances and appurtenances for distribution of elec- 
tricity, 1898, 1901, 14. 

erection of soldier's monument (Fruit Hill/, 1903. 

water supply (Providence), 1905. 

altering and enlarging heating system in Centerdale School, 1906. 

measured service ^Providence Telephone Company), 1907-8. 

water supply (Pawtucketl, 1909. 

construction and furnishing of fire-proof vault with plans and 
specifications attached (Town Hall, Centerdale), 1910. 

construction of school building on Waterman Ave. (also original 
bond), 1912. 



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addition to MarievUle School (also contractor's bond), 1912. 

equipping of fire truck for lymansville, 1914. 

printing tax books, 1936. 

garbage removal, 1936 — . 
I. Correspondence, 1919 — . 
J. reeds 

Mineral Spring Turnpike Co. to town (copy) , 1866. 

land for parks, 1895. 
K. Inventories 

Fruit Hill Fire Association, 1926, 32, 34-36. 

Centerdale Fire Association, 1928, 31. 

Geneva Fire Association, 1928^ 31. 

Marieville Fire Association, 1928, 31. 
L. Lists 

dogs, 1881. 

jurors, 1888, 1893-1935, 1937 — . 

persons vaccinated, 1903. 

bills allowed and ordered paid, 1919 — . 

town officers appointed, 1919 — . 

proposed voting supervisors, 1928, 30, 32, 34. 

violators of liquor laws (trom State), 1934 — . 

streets recoirinended by highway coinmissioner, 1936. 

fire constables, 1937-38. 

hydrants installed, 1937-38. 
M. Minutes 

financial town meetings (notes of) , 1919-21, 23-38. 

board of canvassers (council sitting as), 1919-20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 
1930—. 

board of license commissioners (council sitting as), concerning 
granting of liquor licenses, 1919, 1934 — . 

town council meetings, 1919 — . 
N. Notes concerning licenses granted, 1919 — . 
0. Notices 

installation of poles (N. E. T. <Sc T. and N. E. L. ) , 1913 — . 

special town meetings (posters), 1920, 33, 35, 38, 

sale of :vfarieville Fire Station, 1933. 
P. Petitions 

pay for care, smjall-pox case, 1873. 

claim for damages (injury on sidewalk), 1874. 

repair of highways, 1874. 

transfer of reservoir to town, 1874. 

build bridge, 1876. 

appointment of weigher of hay and produce, 18'76. 

licenses to sell liquor, 1876-1919. 

grade streets, 1877, 1920—. 

mark out highways, 1879. 

change from, private to public highway, 1880. 

street lights, 1885. 

extention of water supply system from Pawtucket to North Providence, 
1886. 

close unsafe roads, 1887. 



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appointment of constables with and without power to serve civil 

process, 1893, 1919 — . 
appointment of private detective, 1897. 

erect poles for light and power, 1897, 1900-1901, 1919—. 
pool table licenses, 1897-8, 1900, 1919 — . 
lay water pipes, 1898. 
transfer of liquor licenses, 1898, 
keep piggery, 1898-1900. 

against granting liquor licenses, 1899, 1901. 
prevent pollution of water, 1900, 
revoke liquor licenses, 1900-1902, 4. 
recount of ballots, 1901. 
abatement of taxes, 1901, 31. 

acceptance of streets, 1901-2, 5, 20-21, 1923— • 
removal of officer (neglect of duty) , 1902, 
exemption from taxes, 1903. 
hotel licenses, 1904-5, 1919—, 
bowling alley licenses, 1905, 1919--. 
club licenses, 1919. 
erection of a monument, 1919. 
permission to cart night soil, 1919. 
victualling house licenses, 1919. 
removal of street car tracks, 1919, 28. 
resignation of town officers, 1919-21, 23-29, 31-32, 34. 
drain pipe installations, 1919, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 32-37. 
abatement of nuisances, 1919-2C, 1922--. 
change street names, 1919-20, 22, 24-26, 1928--. 
drug and liquor licenses, 1919 — . 
non intoxicating beverage licenses, 1919 — . 
permission to name streets, 1919 — . 
street lights (by individuals), 1313 — . 
telephone poles, 1919—. 
transfer of victualling house licenses, 1919, 21, 23, 25-26, 29-30, 

32, 1934—. 
repair bridge, 192C. 
removal of poles and trees obstructing highways, 1920-21, 23, 25, 

27-30, 32-35, 1937--. 
installation of fire hydrants, 1922-23, 25. 
open variety store on P^mday, 1922-23, 35. 
traffic officers at schools, 1923. 
permission for utility companies to open highways (for conduit, 

wires, etc.), 1923-25, 27-35, 37. 
license to hold carnival, 1924, 28, 3C-34. 
license to manufacture fireworks, 1924, 30-34. 
operate bus line (U. E. K. ) , 1925, 28, 31, 34, 36-37. 
installation of city water (Providence), 1925-29, 31-34, 1936 — . 
auctioneer's license, 1926, 29-31, 34-35. 

installation of traffic light at Centerdale, 1926, 30-31, 36. 
lunch cart license, 1926 — . 
appointment of building inspector, 1927-28, - 



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installation of »TJo Parking'* signs, 1327-28, 30-31, 35, 1938—. 

joint pole location ;u. E. R. and N. 35« T, & T. ) in Centerdale, 
1928, 32-33, 1935—. 

license for miniature golf course, 1930. 

pcstponement of tax sales, 1933, 

street name signs, 1933, 35-36, 38. 

construction rf sidewalks (Mineral Spring Ave.), 1934. 

equipment ^f police car with radio, 1934. 

repair of sidewalks ( Welle sley Ave/; , 1934. 

dance license, 1034 — . 

apj^ ointment rf police captain (French descent), 1935. 

appointment of deputy town clerk, 1935. 

picnic licenses, 1935. 

vacation (town officers), 1935. 

signs on highways denoting speed limits, 1935, 38. 

transfer of club licenses, 1935-36, 38. 

compensation for injuries received in accident caused by defects 
in highway, 1936. 

junk dealer's license, 1936. 

appointment of weigher of coal and other merchandise, 1937. 

license to. sell fireworks, 1937 — . 

license t*^ hold beano and bingo games, 1937 — . 

license for roller skating rink, 1937 — . 

license to hold boxing and wrestling bouts at ^ferieville Gardens, 
1037--. 

transfer of Saturday and Sunday police (undated) . 
Q. Flans 

William Randall plat, 1876. 

land for erection of schoolhouse, 1905. 

route thru town of proposed Southern New England Railroad, 1912. 

Windmill Hill r.lat, 1915. 

land for State roads, 1915. 

land for street purposes, 1915. 

light and telephone pole locations, 1918. 

proprsed drainage systemi, 1919. 

land for highway, 1910. 

land conderrr.ed f^r reservoir and water works, 1921. 

fire station lot, 1037. 
R. Protest against granting licenses, 1923, 26-28, 1935 — . 
S. Reports 

burial of honorably discharged soldier, 1901. 

franchise, 1918-20. 

insurance rates, investigation of, 1929. 
T. Reports of committees 

rearrangem.ent of town ordinances, 1874. 
layout of streets, 1874-77, 79, 82, 86, 96-97. 
sale of town farm, 1875. 
Centerdale bridge, 1876-77. 

highway survey, 1877. 

schools in Districts 6 and 7, 1879. 



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telephone poles (erected without proper authority), 1880. 

laying trolley rails, 1895. 

Fire Departinent purnhases, 1S31. 

investigation of swamp land drainage (Woonasquatucket Avenue), 1935. 
U. Reports ^f town officers and agencies 

overseer of the poor, quarterly, 1875, 79-80, 86. 

collector of taxes, 1880, 82, 86, 1?09, 24, 1S35— . 

health officer, 1885, 1921, 35, 37. 

town treasurer, monthly, 190C-1901, 1919 — . 

town sergeant, 1902, 5-6, 19-22. 

regular council committee, 1913 — . 

chief of police, 1923—. 

town auditor, 1929, 33. 

school committee >o financial town meeting) (annual), 1929-38. 

building inspector, 192? — . 

town treasurer [tc financial town meeting), 1930, 38. 

director of public welfare and director of public aid, 1932 — . 

town solicitor, 1935. 

town meeting committees, 1935-38. 

budget commission, 1937. 
V. Resolutions 

town council, 1919 — , 

town meeting, 1919-21, 23-38. 
W. Taxes 

assessor's registry list, 1875-80. 

notices of tax sales, 1875, 79-81, 88, 98-99. 

record of tax sales, 1879, 81, 94, 1897-19C0. 

corporation returns to assessors of taxes, 1885-86, 9^, 92, 95-97, 
190O, 3-5. 

military returns to assessors of taxes, 1900, 7-8, 20-31. 

bids f^r collection of town taxes, 1919 — . 

copy of tax agreement between Providence and North Providence, 1932. 

photostatic copy of act passed in the general assembly, authorizing 
appointment of a clerk of Board of Tax Assessors, 1937. 
X. Town budget, 1919--. 

Y. Town ordinances enacted, 1919-21, 1923 — • 
Z. Town ordinance repealed, 1935. 

AA. Warrants 

town sergeant's, 1874-75, 77-87. 
calling town meeting, 1874 — . 

AB. Miscellaneous 

agreement concerning highway lines, 1875. 

town clerk's receipts, 1880-91, 1898-1906. 

copy of act of general assembly concerning schools, 1897. 

resignation of town officers, 1897, 1903, 5, 19, 23-27, 29-30, 32, 

34-38. 
militRry duty, order from governor for census of men 18 to 45, 18?8. 
certificates of o.aucus nomination, 19'^2, 5, 7, 12. 
certificate of concerns doing business under assumed names, 1910. 
burial permits, 1910 — . 
copy of Supremie Court Decree restoring voting rights, 1911. 



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specification for mounting and copying record maps in town clerk* s 

office, 1912, 
appropriations ^ town meeting) , 1919-21 23-38. 
copy of section of will of Frank C. Angell granting site for new 

town hall, 1929. 
decree of abandonment of Armonde St«, 1931. 
playground projects adopted for Fruit Hill, Marieville, Wocdville, 

1935. 
proposals for use of town hall, 1935 — . 
certificate of vote tabulation, 1936. 
copies of new liquor rules (State), 1937. 
opposition to granting building permit, 1937. 
photostatic copy of act passed by general assembly authorizing 

establishment of a Budget Commission, 1937. 

1 f*d. 1866-1924, no obvious arr. ; 1 f.d. and envs., 1919 — , arr. chrcn. by 
date of meeting; 1 f.d. 1874 — , 1 f.d. 1866 — , arr. by subject matter and 
chrcn. thereunder. No index, Hdw. and typed. F.d., 16 x 5 x 12 - 
27^ X 17 X ll|; box, 25 x 14 x 17. 3 f.d. 1866-1924, 1866--, and 1874— in 
town clerk's vault; 1 box (204 envs.^ 1910-34, town clerk's basemient vault; 
1 f.d. 1935--, town clerk's office, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

105. (laNUTES OF UNION LIBRARY ASSOCIATION) , 1869-1913. 1 vol. 

Minutes of meetings of the Union Library Association, showing date, 
time, place, and purpose of meeting, election of officers, appointment of 
committees, reports of officers and committees, resignations of officers, 
resolutions adopted, bills allry^ed and ordered paid, transfer of associa- 
tion's property (1913); vote of adjournment, signature of secretary. Arr. 
chron. by date of m.eeting. No index. Hdw. 100 pp. 6 3/4 x 8^ x ^. 

106. TREASURER'S BOOK (Cash Book of Union Library Association), 
1860-1927. 1 vol. 

Record of all monies received and expended; receipts showing date, name 
of payer, amount received; expenditures showing name of payee, amount of ex- 
penditures, purpose of paym.ent, certification and signature of treasurer. 
Arr. chron. by date of receipt of disbursement. No index. Hdw. 1^0 pp. 
6 3/4 X 8^ X ^. 

107. TRAEE CERTIFICATES, 1911--. 1 letter file. 

Record of certified returns made by persons carrying on business under 
an assum.ed name, showing names of State and town, date filed, assumed name, 
location ^f business, P. 0. address and signature of owner; notarization, and 
date filed. Grouped alpha, by first letter of surname of owner^ No index. 
Hdw. and typed. 12 x 11 x 3. 

108. (STREET DIRECTORY OF NORTH rROVIDEt'ICE) , 1914. 1 v^^l. 

List of streets in town, showing name and location of street. Arr. 
alpha, by name of street. No index. 100 pp. Hdw. and typed. 10 x 7 x 1. 



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109. (MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF DRAFT EXAMINEHS FOR DIVISION 4), 1917. 
2 vols. 

Minutes of meetings of Board of Draft Examiners, showing date of meeting, 
names of members present, names, addresses, serial numbers of men to be ex- 
amined, decision of adjournment, signature of clerk of Board. Arr. chron. by 
date of meeting. No index. Hdw. 150 pp. 10^ x 8^ x 3/4. 

110. INDEX TO STREETS, 1937 — . 1 vol. 

List of streets in North Providence, showing names and locations. Arr. 
alpha, by first letter of name of streets Typed. 200 pp. 11^ x 9 x 2j. 

VI. ASSESSORS OF TAXES 

This office was established in the first town meeting, at which time 
Samuel Currie, Edward Tripp and Col. W. Brown were elected, under the title 
of "Assessors of Rates" for a period of one year.^ The title has varied 
slightly since the creation of the office. The present title has been more 
or less consistently applied to the office since 1817. 2 

From 1765 to 1873 the number of incumbents has varied from three to 
seven. 3 Since 1873 three members have made up the agency.* 

The tenure was changed in 1873, at which time one assessor was appointed 
for one year, one for two years, and one for three years. ^ Beginning in 
1874, one member has been appointed each year for a three year term.^ 

The assessors were elected in town meeting from 1765 to 1849 and from 
1852 to 1855. ^ They ivere appointed by the town council in 1850 and 1851, 
and from 1856 to date.® 

A clerk of this board is appointed regularly by the Board of Tax Assess- 
ors, who makes all the records of the agency. 

Unless otherwise specified all records are located in the office or 
vault of the town clerk, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



1. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 9. 

2. T. M. R. (1817-49, 1852-55); T. C. R. (1850-51, 1856—). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 1852-55); T. C. R. (1850-51, 1856-73). 

4. T. C. R. (1874—). 

5. Ibid . (1873—). 

6. Ibid. (1874—). 

7. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 1852-55). 

8. T. C. R. (1850-51, 1856—). 



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Proceedings; Automobiles; (111-114) 

Census; Exemptions 



Proceedings 

111. (MIiroTES OF THE MEETINGS, BOARD OF TAX ASSESSORS), 1912~, 4 vols. 

Record of meetings held by Board of Tax Assessors, showing date of meet- 
ing, names of members present, nature of business transacted, adjournment 
date, signature of clerk. Arr. chrcn. by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. 
152 pp. ia| X 8 X ^. 

Automobiles 

112. AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION, 1933— • 7 boxes, 2 f.d. (dated), 
Title varies slightly. 

Duplicate copies of automobile registration cards transmitted by State 
motor vehicle agency to assessors, and used as basis in making assessments of 
motor vehicles owned by residents of the town, showing name and address of 
owner; registration year and registration number; dates of issue and expira- 
tion; make, type, model, year, engine number, serial number, seating capacity, 
and gross weight of car; annual fee. Arr. chrcn. by registration year, 
alpha, thereunder by name of owner. No index. Typed. Boxes 4 x 6 x 18; 
f.d. 5|- X 13^ X 25. Boxes in town clerk's vault; f.d. in town treasurer's 
office, 1st floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. . 

Census 

113. (TAX CENSUS), 1932. 3 boxes. 

Card index to tax status of persons over 21 years of age, showing year 
of census, district letter; name and address, age; place of birth; residence 
in State, town, citizenship status, name of spouse, whether taxed in own name 
or spouse's; location of real estate owned in town; nature of ownership 
(joint, life, etc.); automobile owner; whether taxed on personal property in 
1931; war veteran; dog owner. Arr. by card colors (white card for male, buff 
for female), alpha, thereunder by surname of person. No index. Hdw. 
4 X 7 X 13^. 

Exemptions 

114. VETERANS EXEMPT - if 1000, undated. 1 box. 

Card file, showing name and address of person exempted (honorably dis- 
charged veteran or unmarried widow of veteran). Arr. alpha, by surname of 
veteran or unmarried widow. No index. Typed. 2 x 5^ x 4. 



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Maps and Plats 



Indexes 

115. (MAP INDEX TO ASSESSOR'S PIATS), 1917. 1 framed wall map. 

Map index to tax assessor's plats see entry 118, showing name and loca- 
tion of streets, rivers, ponds; number and location of assessor's plats (each 
plat designated by different color), town boundaries, name and location of 
adjoining towns and cities. Draughtsman and publisher unknown. Colored. 
1 inch = 800 feet. 30 x 24. 

116. (Assessors' Valuation Cards) 1930 — . 8 f.d. (labeled alpna. by 
contents of drawer: A-CAP, CAR-DE, etc.). 

Card index to property valuations, real and personal, with (white) real 
property cards, showing name of owner, description of property, assessor's 
plat and lot numbers, land record lot number, lot area, valuation (land, 
buildings) to whom transferred, deed book and page number; also with (blue) 
personal property cards, showing name of owner, description of property, val- 
uation (tangible, intangible), year valuation made. Arr. alpha, by surname 
of property owner. Hdw. 6 x 9 x 17. 

117. (CARD INDEX TO OWEHS OF REAL ESTATE), 9 f.d. (labeled by con- 
tained numbers of assessor's plats). 

Card index to owners of real estate, showing assessor's plat and lot 
numbers, land record lot number, names of current and previous owners, deed 
book and page numbers where change in ownership is recorded. Arr. numerical- 
ly by plat number, numerically thereunder by assessor's lot number. Hdw. 
5 X 7 X 17. 



Maps and Plats 

118. ASSESSOR'S PIAT CARD(S) , undated. 25 cards. 

Assessor's plat cards, showing plat number; location and names of 
streets; numbers and perimeter dimensions of lots; area of each lot; loca- 
tion and name of ponds, rivers, railroads; numbers of adjacent plats; loca- 
tion of town boundaries; name and -location of adjoining towns and cities; 
azimuth. For separate index see entry 115. Draughtsman and publisher un- 
known. Black and white. 1 inch = 80 feet. 30 x 40. 

119. (TRACINGS OF ORIGINAL PROPERTY BOUNDARY LINES), 1933—. 1 vol. 

Tracings of original property lines, made before corrections and changes 
are recorded on assessor's plat cards, showing date of tracing, plat number, 
name and location of streets, numbers of lots, dimensions, areas, azimuth. 
Black and white. Grouped numerically by plat number, chron. thereunder by 
date of change made on assessor's plat cards. 82 pp. 10^ x 15 x 1. Town 
clerk's vault, 1st floor. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



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Records and Returns; Veterans; (120-122) 

Miscellaneous 



Records anc^ Returns 

120. NORTH PROVIDENCE TAX BOOK (Assessor's), 1855--. Approx. 85 vols, 
(dated). Title varies slightly. 

Yearly collection of tax data, containing copies of assessor's tax lists 
(property, 1855 — ; poll, 1906 — ), showing name of person assessed, descrip- 
tion and location of real property, assessed valuation and tax on property 
(real and personal), with totals, 1855— (also breakdown of real property to 
land and improvements, 1890 — , and breakdovm of personal property to tangible 
and intangible, 1912 — ). 

Also contains: 

assessor's certification of tax lists, 1874--; tax exemptions list, 
1908 — (with summary totals, 1912 — ) ; recapitulation of property tax data by 
totals, 1874 — ; list of property transfers, 1883-83; assessor's (newspaper) 
notice to public, 1874-1911; owner's statement as to property value, 
1880-1910. 

Vols. arr. chron. by year of tax, contents arr, alpha, by surname of person 
assessed. No index. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 200 pp. 17 x 20 x l|- - 
7 X 85 X 3/4. 17 vols., 1855-73, Probate Record Room, P&wtucket City Hall, 
Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket; approx. 68 vols., 1874 — , town clerk's vaults. 
Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



Veterans 

121. (VETERAITS' RETUHIJS TO ASSESSOR OF TAXES), 1919—. 1 m.d. 

Declaration of property ownership made to tax assessor by war veteran 
or unmarried widow showing date of return, name and address of veteran (or 
widcw) ; location, description and valuation of property, war (Rebellion, 
Spanish-American, World '.Var, etc.), dates of enrollment and discharge; legal 
residence (State and town) ; oath; signature of veteran or widow. 

Jacket, showing name and address of veteran cr unmarried widow, and year 
of tax for which return is made. Arr. alpha, by name of veteran or widow. 
No index. Hdw. 11 x 17 x 24. 

Ikliscellaneous 

122. TAX ASSESSORS (Miscellaneous Papers), 1931-33. 1 env. (dated). 

Miscellaneous papers of assessors of taxes, containing: returns of 
members of the Rhode Island National Guard, 1932-33; corporation and indi- 
vidual returns to the assessors of taxes, 1931-32; general correspondence, 
1931-32; list of tax levies, 1932. No obvious arr. No index. Hdw. and 
typed. 15 X 10 X h. 



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(122) Collector of Taxes - Tax Books 

VII. COLLECTOR OF TAXES 

Responsibility for the collection of the taxes in the town was vested in 
an officer designated as the "Collector of Rates", at the first town meeting.^ 
At this time the freemen elected Jonathan Pike to the office and fixed his 
tenure at one year. 2 Title of the office has varied slightly, the present 
title identifying the office since 1817. ^ 

From the establishment of the office in the town until 1850, the col- 
lector was chosen in town meeting;* from 1850 to 1877, he was either appointed 
by the council or elected in town meeting; 5 and from 1877 to date he was 
chosen by the council, ^ 

All records, unless otherwise specified are in the office of the tax 
collector, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St*, Centerdale. 

Tax Books 

123. TAX BOOKS, 1854, 56-57, 61, 64-65, 69-73, 75-76, 79, 1881-1922. 
24-31, 36. Title varies slightly. Discontinued. 

Tax books printed for distribution and in custody of town clerk, con- 
taining: list cf taxpayers, 1854-1936 (including poll tax list, 1890-91, 
1893-1936; ; totals for valuation and tax on property, real and personal, for 
each taxpayer, 1854-1936 (with breakdown of real property to land and improve- 
ments, 1890-1936; also breakdown of personal property to tangible and in- 
tangible, 1912-36); tax exemptions, 1893-1936 (veterans, 1893-1936; corpora- 
tions, 1912-36; town properties, 1915-36; religious and military institutions, 
1927-36). 

Also contains: 

vote of town meeting ordering tax, 1854-56; name of tax collector, 1856; 
names of tax assessors, 1856-73; list of town officers, 1875-1936; tax col- 
lector's notice, 1870-1936; assessor's report on valuation, 1881-1911, 
1927-36; tax rates and credits for school tax, 1885. 

Arr. chron. by year of tax. No index. Printed. Aver. 50 pp. 9 x 6 x ^. 
Town clerk's vault, 1st floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



1. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

2. Ibid. 

3. Ibid. (1765-1877); T. C. R. (1850--). 

4. T. M. R. (1765-1850). 

5. Ibid. (1850-1877); T. C. R. (1850-1877) 

6. T. C. R. (1877 — ;. 



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Tax Books; Receipts and Payments (124-127) 

124. NORTH PROVIDENCE TAX BOOK (Collector's), 1867, 70, 74, 76-77, 
1880-1900, 1904-6, 9, 11-18, 1924—. 55 vols, (dated). Title 
varies slightly. 

Yearly collection of tax data, containing copies of assessor's tax lists 
(property, 1867 — ; poll, 1906 — ), shewing name of person assessed, descrip- 
tion and location of real property, assessed valuation and tax on property 
(real and personal) with totals, 1867— (also breakdown of real property to 
land and improvements, 1890 — , and breakdown of personal property to tangible 
and intangible, 1912 — ) ; date paid. 

Also contains: 

assessor's certification of tax lists, 1867 — ; tax exemptions list, 
1908 — (with summary totals, 1912 — ) ; recapitulation of property tax data by 
totals, 1867 — ; collector's warrant from town treasurer, 1867 — ; collector's 
(newspaper) notice to public, 1874 — ; collector's record of taxes paid over 
to town treasurer, 1874-97; list of town officers, 1880-1911. 

Arr. chron. by year of tax. No index. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 168 pp. 
17 X 20 X If - 7 X 10 X 3/4. 2 vols., 1867, 1870, Probate Record Room, 
Pawtucket City Hall, Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket; ;56 vols., 1874-1918, town 
clerk's basement vault, Town Hall, Centerdale; 11 vols., 1924-34, Gilson's 
Drugstore, 2030 Smith St., Centerdale; 7 vols,, 1935—, tax collector's 
office, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Receipts and Payments 

125. POLL TAX, 1889-97. 1 vol. Discontinued. 

Copy of assessor's yearly poll tax rolls, used as check list of persons 
paying poll taxes, showing year of tax, name and address of taxpayer, amount 
of tax, date paid. Arr. chron. by year of tax, alpha, thereunder by name of 
taxpayer. No index. Hdw. 9x7x1. Town clerk's basement vault. Town 
Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

126. POLL TAX RECEIPTS, 1935—. 4 f .d. (dated). 

Copies of receipted pell tax bills, showing year of tax, name of town, 
date tax assessed, name and address of taxpayer, amount of tax, extra charges, 
total amount due, date paid, tax collector's signature. Arr. chron. by year 
of tax, alpha, thereunder by name of taxpayer. No index. Typed. 
6 X 8^ X 16. 

127. TAX RECEIPTS, 1935--. 6 f .d. (dated). 

Copies of receipted property tax bills, shewing year of tax, name of 
town, date tax assessed, when and where payable, name and address of tax- 
payer, assessed property valuations (real, personal, intangible), rate and 
amount of tax, extra charges, total amount due, date paid, tax collector's 
signature. 



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(127-130) Collector of Taxes - 

Receipts and Bayments; 
Tax Sales 



Also contains: 

copies of other receipts issued for part payment of property taxes, show- 
ing year of tax, name of town, name of tax collector, name and address of tax- 
payer, amount of tax due, interest due, total due, amount paid, balance due, 
date paid, tax collector's signature, 

Arr, chron. by year of tax, alpha, thereunder by name of taxpayer. No index. 
Typed. 6 x 8^ x 16, 

128. (TAX COLLECTOR'S CASH BOOK), 1935—. 3 vols. 

Record of cash received through tax payments, shoiuing date of payment, 
name of taxpayer, page number of entry in North Providence Tax Book (Col- 
lector's), amount paid by each taxpayer as shown in separate columns for 
(property) taxes, interest, poll tax, levy and charges; each column also 
headed by tax year for which payment is made, and totaled monthly, Arr. 
chron, by year of tax, chron, thereunder by date of tax payment. No index. 
Hdw, 250 pp. 12 X 18 X 2. 



Tax Sales 

129. NOTICES CF TAX SALES, 1915—. 7 vols. Title varies slightly. 

Copy of notice to owner that his property is to be sold at public auc- 
tion by tax collector for nonpayment of town taxes, showing date of notice, 
name and address of property owner, date and amount of tax assessed, amount 
of tax due, date property advertised to be sold; also date, time, and place 
of sale, tax collector's signature, and certification of constable who served 
the notice, Arr. chron. by calendar year, chron. thereunder by date of no- 
tice. No index. Hdw. and typed, 75 pp# 10 x 6^ x 1, Town clerk's vault, 
1st floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

130. TAX SALES, 1915--. 7 vols. 

Record of property sold at public auction by tax collector for nonpay- 
ment of town taxes, showing date of sale; name of owner taxed at time of sale, 
plat name and lot number of property, year and amount of tax due, extra 
charges, total amount due, name and address of purchaser, type of deed con- 
veying title to property, tax collector's signature. Arr. chron. by calendar 
year, chron. thereunder by date of sale. No index. Hdw. 100 pp. 
10 X 8 X 3/4. Town clerk's vault, 1st floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., 
Centerdale. 



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Unpaid Taxes (131, 132) 

Town Treasurer - Bonds 
Notes, and Checks 



Unpaid Taxes 

131. UNPAID TAXES, 1935—. 7 f.d. (dated). 

Unpaid property tax bills, showing year of tax, name of town, date 
property assessed, date and place payable, name and address of taxpayer, 
assessed property valuations (real, personal, intangible), rate and amount 
of tax, extra charges, total amount due. 

Unpaid poll tax bills, showing tax year, name of town, date tax as- 
sessed, name and address of taxpayer, amount of tax, 

Arr. chron. by year of tax, alpha, thereunder by name of taxpayer. No index. 
Typed. 6 x 8^ x 16. 

VIII. TOW TREASURER 

This office was established in the town at the first town meeting, 
Joseph Brown being chosen therein as the town's first treasurer for a term 
of one year.l In 1912 tenure was increased to two years. ^ 

The office has always been elective.*^ 

Unless otherwise specified all records are located in the office of the 
town treasurer. Town Hall, 2908 Smith St., Genterdale. 

Bonds, Notes, and Checks 

132. (CANCELLED BONDS), 1832-1938. 11 bdls. 

Cancelled bonds, showing number and amount of bond, type, name cf town, 
conditions, authority for issuance, certification by financial town meeting, 
town seal, signature of town treasurer, countersigned by town clerk, bank 
cancellation stamp; reverse side shows number of bond, name of town, type of 
bond, due date of principal, time and place of payment of interest, and 
trustee *s certificate with number of bond in series, aggregate amount, date 
of issue, name of bank, and signature of bank's trust officer. Arr. numer- 
ically by bond number. No index. Hdw. and printed. 9^ x 4f^ x 2 - 
16 X 12 X 1. 9 bdls., 1892-1336, in tovm clerk»'3 basement vault; 2 bdls., 
1937-38, safe, treasurer's office, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



1. T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

2. T. M. R. (1912; . 

3. Ibid. (1765-1863); Election Returns (1864-68) ; Ballots (1869-74); 

T. M. R, (1874-1920;; Record of Ballots :i920— ). 



• 104 - 
(133-137) Town Treasurer 

133. BONDS (Register of Bonds), 1892—. 1 vol. 

Register of bonds issued by town, kept ^Y town treasurer, showing total 
number issued, date, purpose, and total amount of issue, rate of interest, 
date authorized by town meeting, year, month, and day of maturity (serially); 
number and amount of each bond, date paid (those matured), and remarks. Arr. 
chron. by date of issue, numerically thereunder by bond number. No index. 
Hdw. 100 pp. 14 X 10^ X 1. 

134. BOND INTEREST COUPCNS, 1892—. 1 box, 1 env. 

Bond interest coupons from bond issue see entry 132 showing amount and 
number of coupon, date and place interest payable, name of bond issue, number 
of bond to which coupon was attached, signature of town treasurer* No obv. 
arr. No index. Printed. Box, 24 x 18 x 14, 1892-1937, town clerk's base- 
ment vault; env., 9 x 12, 1937 — , safe, treasurer's office. Town Hall, 2008 
Smith St., Centerdale. 

135. (AKIOHOLIC BEVERAGE BONDS) , 1933—. 1 bdl. 

Alcoholic beverage bonds in custody of town treasurer, showing name of 
town, names and addresses of principal, surety, name of town treasurer to 
whom bonded, amount of bond, date sealed, conditions and obligations, loca- 
tion of business, signatures of principal, surety, and witnesses. No obv. 
arr. No index. Typed. 8x5x4. Town clerk's basement vault, Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

136. NOTES (Note Register), 1906—. 1 vol. 

Register of notes issued by town treasurer, showing serial numbers of 
notes in each issue, purpose and date of issue, amount of each note, rate of 
interest, time of note, to whom sold, date authorized by town meeting, year, 
month and day of maturity, number of note in renewal, date paid, remarks. 
Arr. chron. by date of issue, numerically thereunder by number of note. No 
index. Hdw. 100 pp. 14 x 10^ x 1. 

137. CANCELLED NOTES (Floating Debt), 1932--. 1 env. 

Notes issued for unemployment relief under authority of town council, 
showing number and amount of note, name of town, date due, to whom payable, 
rate of interest, date and place interest payable, authority and purpose for 
issuance, signature of town treasurer, countersigned by town council presi- 
dent, town treasurer's certificate of registration of note, date registered, 
town clerk's certification that town treasurer was duly elected and quali- 
fied according to law, date, and town seal; reverse side shows names of State 
and town, number, type and amount of note, date principal is due, dates in- 
terest payable, date of issue, certification by State Unemployment Relief 
Commission, signatures of commissioners, cancellation stamp of general treas- 
urer denoting terms of cancellation, date cancelled, and name of general treas- 
urer. 



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Bonds, Notes, and Checks; (137-141) 

Receipts and Expenditures 



Temporary loans in anticipation of taxes, issued and cancelled 1933 — , 
showing number and amount of note, name of town, date of issue, date due, 
where payable, purpose and authority for issuance, signature of president 
of town council, signature of town treasurer, certification of registration 
by town clerk, date registered, town seal, certification by bank, signature 
of bank officer, cancellation stamp denoting date paid, name of bank; reverse 
side shows name of town, and endorsement of town treasurer. 

Arr. chron, by date of issue; numerically thereunder by number of note. No 
index. Hdw. and typed. 10| x 5 x 1. Town clerk's basement vault. Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

138. (CANCELLED CHECKS), 1927--. 487 bdls. 

Cancelled checks in custody of town treasurer, showing name of town, 
name of fund, check number, date of issue, bank on which drawn, name of 
payee, amount of check, explanation of payment, bank cancellation stamp im- 
pression; reverse side shows signature of endorser ^ clearing house stamp im- 
pressions. Arr, chron. by date of issue, numerically thereunder by check 
number. No index. Hdw. and typed. 8^ x 3 x 1. 337 bdls., 1927-36, town 
clerk's basement vault; 150 bdls., 1937 — , town treasurer's office. Town 
Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

139. (CHECK STUBS), 1927--. 107 vols. 

Check stubs in custody of town treasurer, showing check number, name of 
payee, amount, date and explanation of payment. Arr. chron. by date of is- 
sue, numerically thereunder by check number. No index. Hdw. 9^ x 5^ x 1. 
77 vols., 1927-37, town clerk's basement vault; 30 vols*, 1937 — , town 
treasurer's office, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Receipts and Expenditures 

140. TREASURER'S CASH, 1910-15. 2 vols. 

Town treasurer's record of receipts and disbursements by fiscal years 
under fund headings: receipt entries show date of receipt, name of payer 
or source, explanation, and amount; disbursement entries show date paid, 
payee's name, explanation, title of fund, and amount. Arr. chron. by date 
of receipt or disbursement. No index. Hdw. 300 pp. 20 x 17 x 1^. Town 
clerk's basement vault. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

141. TREASURER'S DISBURSEMENTS, 1915--. 2 vols. 

Town treasurer's record of disbursements by fiscal years, showing name 
of town treasurer, check number, date of disbursement, name of payee, and 
amount of disbursement. Arr. chron. by date of disbursement. No index. 



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(141-146) Town Treasurer 

Hdw. and typed* 300 pp. 20 x 17 x 1^. 1 vol,, 1915-26, in town clerk»s 
basement vault; 1 vol., 1926 — , safe, town treasurer's office, Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

142. TREASURER'S RECEIPTS, 1915—. 1 vol. 

Town treasurer's record of receipts by fiscal years, showing dates of re- 
ceipts, name of payer or source, and amount. Arr. chron. by date of receipt. 
No index. Hdw. 300 pp. 20 x 17 x 1^. 

143. (SCHOOL LEDGER), 1926—. 1 vol. 

Ledger of receipts and disbursements by fiscal years for school purposes; 
receipts, showing t>a lance carried forward from previous year, date money was 
received, source, and purpose; disbursements, showing apportionments, date 
and amount of payment, name of payee, amount and purpose of expenditure. Arr. 
chron. by calendar year, chron. thereunder by date of entry. No index. 
Typed. 500 pp. 18 x 15 x 2. 

144. TREASURER'S DISBURSEMENTS (Schools), 1926—. 1 vol. 

Record of cash disbursements by fiscal years, made by town treasurer for 
public school expenses, showing name of town treasurer, check number, date of 
disbursement, name of payee, and amount; column headings are used for teach- 
ers' wages, miscellaneous, high school tuitions, and school bond issues. Arr. 
chron. by date of disbursement. No index. Typed. 300 pp. 18 x 12 x 1^. 

145. (PAID BILLS), 1927 — . 4 boxes, 1 f.d., 1 s.d. 

Invoices and payrolls (originals) presented to and paid by the town 
treasurer; invoices, shewing invoice number, name and address of vendor, 
date, name and address of vendee, items and amount, total amount of invoice, 
date approved and ordered paid, signature of officer(s) of approving agency; 
payrolls (E. R. A. 1933-35; S. U. R. 1935 — ), showing page number, name of 
town, project numbers, name of disbursing officer, date (week ending), type 
of project, full name and sex of employee, identification card number, na- 
ture of occupation, number of hours worked daily, total hours worked during 
payroll period, hourly wage rate, total earnings during pajrroll period, 
check number, recapitulaticn, signature of local unemployment relief director 
and district auditor. Grouped by name of agency or office, chron. thereunder 
by date of payment. No index. Hdw. and typed. Boxes, 10 x 20 x 25, 1987-36, 
in town clerk's basement vault; f.d., 11^ x 13^ x 25, 1937, town treasurer's 
office; s.d., 6 x 10 x 20, 1938, safe, town treasurer's office. Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

146. (FUBUG ^/VELFARE LEDGER), 1932—. 1 vol. 

Ledger of accounts of various public welfare agencies, showing number 
of men working, name of project, amount of project refund, cost of supplies, 
equipment, transportation and supervision of the federal. State and local 
W. P. A. projects, C. "V. A. projects, and S. U. R. projects, amount expended 



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Receipts and Expenditures; (146-149) 

Reports 



for home relief, amount of S. U. R. refunds,?. E. R. A. refunds, and miscel- 
laneous receipts. Arr. chron. by calendar year. No index, Hdw* Aver. 
300 pp* 12 X 10 X 2. 

147. DANIEL W. LYMAN SOLDIER'S MONUMENT ACCOUNT, 1911-36. 1 vol. 

Town treasurer's account of receipts and disbursement^ of the Daniel 
W. lyman Soldier's Monument Fund (bequeathed by Daniel V/. lyman for main- 
tenance and preservation of Lyman Memorial Parks at Fruit Hill), showing 
receipts, with date and amount of receipt, explanation of receipt, total 
receipts for year; disbursements, with date and explanation of disbursement, 
amount of cash on hand each year, 1914-36. 

Bills allowed and ordered paid are loose in volume, showing date, name 
of town, name of debtor, explanation, amount paid, date allowed and ordered 
paid, signature of president of town council, date paid, signature of payee. 
Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Hdw. 150 pp. 10|- x 8 x 3/4. 

148. ACCOUNT OF THE '/ITEICOME HOME FUND (World War), 1918-20. 1 vol. 

Treasurer's record of the Welcome Home Fund, showing receipts with date 
and name of payer, amount received; expenditures with date paid, name of 
payee, and amount. Also contains bank book, showing date and amount of 
deposits and withdrawals. Arr. chron. by date of receipt or expenditure. 
No index. Hdw. 7^ x 10 x 3/4. Town clerk's basement vault, Town Hall, 
2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



Reports 

149. ANNUAL REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER, I860—. 1 bdl. Title varies: 
Reports of Town Treasurer and Auditors, 1860; Annual Reports of 
Town Treasurer, Town Auditors, and Overseer of the Poor, 1862-72; 
Report of Town Treasurer, 1876. 

Reports of town treasurer containing: receipts, 1860 — ; expenditures 
I860--; recapitulation, I860—; list of town liabilities, 1877-78; state- 
ments of assets and liabilities, 1881 — ; report of overseer of the poor and 
farm commissioners, 1860-75; abstract of report of overseer of the poor, 
1879-90, 96-97; amounts reserved for sinking fund, 1877-82, 1912 — ; available 
funds, 1877-82; list of proposed appropriations, 1879, and appropriations 
recommended, 1880-90, 1911; abstract of report of police, 1879-82; tax rate 
recommended, 1880-82; total amount of town debt, 1886-90, 1911; report of 
commissioner on special highway improvement, 1895; certification of examina- 
tion by State budget director and comptroller, 1935 — ; transcription of re- 
port of State budget director and comptroller, 1936; report of collector of 
taxes, 1936 — ; auditor's report (certificate, 1876 — ), 1860 — . Arr. chron. 
by date of publication. No index. Printed. Aver. 40 pp. 9 x 6 x 5^. 
Town clerk's vault. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 



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{Next entry 150, p. 109). Towi Sergeant; 

COTlS table 



IX. TaVN SERGEANT 

Among the officers chosen at the first town meeting was a town sergeant, 
William Arwin.l 

An officer was named annually until 1912, ^ when a special act of the 
general assembly increased the tenure to two years.'' 

The sergeant was regularly chosen in town meeting from 1765 to 1850, * 
and from 1851 to 1892 either by the town council or in town meeting.^ From 
1893 to date the office has been elective. ^ 

No records have been found. 



X. GCNSTABLE 

At the first town meeting the freemen of the town chose, among other 
town officers, three constables, Grorham, Stephen Tucker, and Jacob Woodward.^ 

Tenure, originally one year, has apparently remained unchanged to date.^ 
The number chosen varied, ranging from one to twenty- three.*' 

Until 1850 constables were chosen in town meeting;* by the town council 
in 1851; ^ again in town meeting from 1852-54; ^ by the council from 
1855-61; ^ and for the last time in 1862 in town meeting.^ From 1863 to date 
constables have been appointed by the town council.^ 

No records were found. 



1. T. H. R. (1765-1808), p. 8. 

2. T. M. R. (1912). 

3* P. L. > Jan. 1912 , ch. 889, sec. 1. 

4* T. M. R. (1765-1850). 

5. T. C. R. (1851-92); T. M. R. (1852-63); Election Returns (1864-69); 

Ballots (1869-74); T. M. R. (1874-92). 

6. T. M. R. (1893-1920); Record of Ballots (1920—). 
1* T. M. R. (1765-1808), p. 9. 

2. T. M. R. (1765-1863); T. C. R. (1851—). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1863); T. G. R. (1851—). 

4. T. M. R. (1765-1850). 

5. T. G. R. (1851). 

6. T. M. R. (1852-54). 

7. T. G. R. (1855-61). 

8. T. M. R. (1862). 

9. T. G. R. (1863—), 



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Police Constable; Chief of Police - (150) 

Records and Reports 



XI. POLICE COSISTABLE 

On August 16, 1869, the town council appointed as "police constables 
without pay", Alvin Kimball, James Townsend, Lorenzo Rosworth, and Jeremiah 
Rex.^ 

Henceforth, the council has continued to annually appoint police con- 
stables, ranging in number from four to as many as 149. ^ 

The office has always been appointive. 

No records have been found. 



XII. CHISF OF POLICE 

Pursuant to a town ordinance enacted August 10, 1871, the town council 
on August 27 of the same year appointed a chief of police, Marcus M. Cowing.^ 

With the separation of Paw tucket from North Providence in 1874, the 
office disappears from the records of the latter town until 1886, when the 
town council appointed Randall Tallman to the office. 2 m all probability 
the town sergeant acted as chief law enforcement officer during this period 
(1874-86). 

From 1886 to date a chief has been regularly appointed by the town 
council.^ 

Unless otherwise specified all records are housed in the offices of 
the police department. Town Hall, 20C8 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Records and Reports 

150. ARREST CARDS, 1909—. 1 f .d. 

Records of arrest, showing name of person arrested, sex, folio number, 
address, age, height, weight, color of eyes and hair, complexion, nation- 
ality, occupation, identification marks, date, complaint or charge, disposi- 
tion. These cards, filed alphabetically and each containing a folio number, 
serve as an index of case history folders, see entry 151. Arr. alpha, by 
first letter of surname of person arrested. No index. Typed. 3 x 6 x 21. 



T^^ T. C. R. (1869). 

2. Ibid . (1869—). 

1. T. C. R. (1871). 

2. Ibid . (1886). 

3. Ibid. (1886—;.. 



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(151-156) Chief of Police 

151. CASE HISTORT FOLDERS, 1909— . 3 f .c. (1-2010). 

Record of police case histories, showing date, time, and place of ar- 
rest, name, age and residence of offender, nature of charge or offense, name 
of arresting officer, date of trial, name of court, disposition of case; num- 
ber of offense. Arr. numerically by folio number. For separate index, see 
entry 150. Typed. 9 x 12. 

152. POLICE RECORDS, 1914-34. 2 f .d. 

Record of all types of law violations, including accident reports, com- 
plaints, juvenile cases, motor vehicle violations, and other offenses, show- 
ing name and address of violator, age, nature of violaticxi, date, place, and 
time of violation, summary of investigation, disposition of case. Grouped 
alpha, by last name of violator. No index. Typed. 4 x 6 x 13. 

153. NORTH PROVIDENCE DAYBOOK, 1929—. 1 bdl., 1 vol. Title varies: 
Day book, 1929-35, 1 bdl. 

Daily record of police activities, showing dates, reports of investiga- 
tions, names of persons arrested, and other matters relative to daily routine 
of police department. Arr. chron. by daily date. No index. Typed. Bdl. 
11 X 8 3/4 X 2; vol. 11^ x 10 x 1^. 

154. ARREST RECORD, 1935—. 1 f .d. 

Record of persons arrested for various violations of the law, showing 
name and address of person arrested, age, birthplace, occupation, height, 
weight, color of hair and eyes, marital status, complexion, build, sex and 
color, cause of arrest, date and place of offense, by whom released, date 
and time of day released, arraignment, plea, amount of surety, name of 
judge, date of continuance of trial; amount of fine, fees, total cost, and 
date paid; period of probation, waiver of examination; jury to which bound 
over, final disposition; license and registration numbers, signature of ar- 
resting officer. Grouped alpha, by last name of violator. No index. Typed. 
15 X 6^ X 5. 

155. (TELETYPE RECORDS), 1935—. 1 box; 24 bdls. 

Teletype records received and transmitted by police department, showing 
daily date, time of day, nature of message, receivers* and transmitters' code 
identification number. Arr. chron. by date of receipt or transmittal. No 
index. Typed. Box, 18§ x 15 x 15; bdls. 12 x 8^ x 3. Box and 20 bdls.^ 
1935-37, detention room in basement; 4 bdls., main office, police department, 
1st floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

156. NORTH PROVIDENCE ARREST BOOK, 1935—. 1 vol. 

Record of persons arrested for various violations of law, showing name 
and address of person arrested, nature of violation, summary of investiga- 



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Records and Reports (156-162) 

tion, name of investigating officer, disposition of case, Arr. chron. by 
date of arrest. No index. Typed. 100 pp. 12^ x 10^ x 1 3/4. 

157. JUVENILE CASES, 1935--. 1vol. (16-18). 

Record of juvenile cases handled by police department, showing date of 
complaint, name and address of complainant, name, address and age of defend- 
ant, nature and disposition of complaint, signature of officer in charge of 
case. Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Typed. Approx. 75 pp. 
12 X 9 X 3/4. 

158. COiVlPIAINTS B & E (Breaking and Entering), 1935— •• 1 vol. 

Record of complaints of breaking and entering, showing name and address 
of complainant, date, time and place of break, time reported to police, list 
and description of articles missing, summary of investigation, name of in- 
vestigating officer, disposition of complaint, Arr. chron. by date of com- 
plaint. No index. Typed. 100 pp. 12|- x 10| x 1^. 

159. PRISONER'S STATEMENTS, 1935--. 1 bdl. 

Prisoner's declarations taken by chief or commander upon arrest, show- 
ing date of arrest, statement, signature of prisoner, signature of witness. 
Grouped alpha, by name of prisoner. No index. Hdw. and typed. 11 x 8 x 1. 

160. MOTOR VIOL. REPORTS M.V.D. & COURT, 1935~* 1 f .d. 

Carbon copies of police reports on motor vehicle violations, showing 
name, license number, and address of operator; name, registration number, 
and address of registry owner; make, type, and engine number of vehicle; 
attitude of operator; date, time, place, and type of violation, name of 
officer, name of chief of police. Grouped alpha, by name of violator. No 
index. Typed. 5 x 6^4- x 5. 

161. REPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, 1935—. 1 folder. 

Original records of motor vehicle accidents made by an officer of town 
police (carbons sent to the State Motor Vehicles agency), showing names and 
addresses of operators and owners involved, damage, date, time and location 
of accident, weather, road, light, and traffic conditions; names of persons 
killed or injured, police and court action, miscellaneous comments, diagram 
and measurements, summary by investigating officer, information relative to 
persons injured or killed, miscellaneous information, and special informa- 
tion when operator was found to be sleepy or asleep. Arr. chron. by date of 
report. No index. Hdw. 9 x 12. 

162. ACCIDEiNiT REPORT, 1935—. 1 vol., 1 bdl. 

Reports of accidents made to police department, showing date, time of 
day reported, name and address of person making report, description of ac- 
cident, types of vehicles involved, registration numbers, description of 



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(162) Town Solicitor; 

School Committee 



damage to vehicles, injuries to persons, name of doctor, number of passen- 
gers, signature of officer receiving report. Arr, chron. by date of report. 
No index. Typed. Vol. 12^ x 10^ x 1 3/4; bdl. 11 x 8 x 1, 



XIII. TCT'/K SOLICITOR 

On June 9, 1873, the town meeting passed the following resolution: 
•That the Town Council be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to 
employ annually a Town Solicitor to attend to all law business of the Town, 
at a salary not exceeding One Thousand Dollars.** ^ On the following day 
the town council established the office, and named James C. Collins, Ssq# 
as the town's first solicitor.^ 

Thenceforth, with more or less regularity, the council has continued to 
annually employ or appoint a town solicitor.^ 

No records have been found. 



XIV. SCHOOL COJfflOTTEE 

In accordance with the terms of an act of the general assembly, estab- 
lishing public schools, passed in 1828, ■'■ the electors of the town on Jxine 
2 of the same year chose the following thirteen persons to organize and con- 
duct the affairs of the town's first school committee: Richard Anthony, 
William Chaffee, Henry Stone, Edmund Bailey, James Scott, Benjamin B. Pearce, 
Lemuel Angell, Elisha Angell, Barney Merry, Shadrach Randall, Luther Wood- 
ward, Joseph Arnold, and Otis Tiffany. 2 

Tenure remained at one year until 1882 when it was increased to three 
years. 3 in 1895 the teim of office was made five years by special act of 
the general assembly;"^ 1897, five, two, and one;^ 1902, three ;^ 1912, two;' 
1916, two members for two years and three for four.® From 1918 to date 
tenure has been four years. ^ 

r. T. M. R. (1873). 

2. T. C^ R. (1873). 

3. Ibid. (1874—). 

1. A. R. & R.. Jan. 1828, ''An act to establish Public Schools, •• sec. 3, 

p. 10. 

2. T. M. R. (1828). 

3. T. C. R. (1882). 

4. A. & R. , Jan. 1895 . ch. 1412, sec. 1. 

5. Ibid .> 1897, ch. 501, sec. 1. 

6. P. L. > Jan. 1902 . ch. 1033, sec. 1. 

7. Ibid ., 1912, ch. 889, sec. 1. 

8. Ibid*, 1916, ch. 1435, sec. 1. 

9. Ibid ., 1922, ch. 2283, sec. 3. 



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Proc eedings ( 163 ) 



to 



The number of persons chosen to committee membership ranged from three 
thirty. ^^ At present this body is made up of seven members. ^^ 

Although the method of recording the election or appointments to the 
office at times fails to clearly identify the selecting agency, so far as 
can be ascertained, these officers were chosen as follows: 1828-49, town 
meeting;^^ 1850-51, town council ;■'•*' 1852-53, town meeting;!"^ 1854, town 
council;15 1855-56, town meeting ;16 1857-61, town council;!'^ 1862-63, town 
meeting;^^ 1864-94, town council;^^ and 1895 — , town or district meeting. ^0 

Unless otherwise specified, all records are located in the office of 
the superintendent of schools, High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave., 
Centerdale. 



Proceedings 

163. PECOPD (School Committee Meetings), 1913—. 3 vols. 

Minutes of meetings of school committee, showing date and place of 
m.eeting, number of members present, reading and approval of minutes of 
previous meeting; election of chairman, clerk, superintendent, principals, 
truant officer, and census enumerators; appointment of medical inspector, 
school teachers, janitors, nurse, and special committees; receipt of and 
action on report of superintendent of schools; reports of other school 
officers; fixing salaries and school terms; authorizations to school offi- 
cers to purchase supplies; instructions to superintendent to raise or lower 
teachers' salaries; ordering books and supplies; adoption of books; itemized 
list of bills allowed and ordered paid; bids received and acted upon for 
building and repairing school buildings; resignations received and action 
upon; resolutions passed; vote of adjournment; and signature of clerk. Arr, 
chron^ by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. 8^ x 14 x 2^. 2 vols., 
1913-31, supt's off., High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave., Centerdale; 
1 vol., 1931 — , res. E. Albanese, 1628 Srrdth St., Centerdale. 



; 1895-1920) ; 



10. 


T. M. R. (1828-62); T. C. R. (1850-94); T. M. R. 




Record of Ballots (1920—). 


11. 


Records (School Coirmittee Meetings) (1913~). 


12. 


T. M. R. (1828-49). 


13. 


T. C. R. (1850-51). 


14. 


T. M. R. (1852-53). 


15. 


T. C. R. (1854). 


16. 


T. M. R. (1855-56). 


17. 


T. C. R. (1857-61). 


18. 


T. M. R. (1862-63;. 


19. 


T. C. R. (1864-94,. 


SO. 


T. M. R. (1895-1920,; Record of Ballots (1920--). 



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(164-168) School Committee - By Laws; Census; 

Receipts and Expenditures 



By-Laws 

164. BY-IA7/S OF THE SCHOOL CCMK^ITTTE OF THE TC'/N OF NORTH PROVIDENCE^ 
undated, 1 vol. 

By-laws of school committee, concerning organization, chairman, clerk, 
superintendent of schools, regulations, budget, school books; a manual of 
standing rules of superintendent and his subordinate officers, contracts, 
rules of order, amendments; rules and regulations governing duties of super- 
intendent of schools, school principals, supervisors, school teachers, 
school janitors, school physician, school nurse, attendance officer, census 
takers; miscellaneous rules concerning absence and tardiness, exclusion be- 
cause of contagious diseases, attendance at high schools, collection of money 
in schools, enrollment and transfers, use of school buildings, terms and 
sessions of schools, and rates of tuition for nonresidents attending the town 
schools; duties of purchasing committee, and building committee. No obv. 
arr. No index. Printed. 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 x 1/6. 



Census 

165. CENSUS, 1936—. 4 f.d. (A-Z). 

Annual record of children of school age, showing name and address of 
child, sex, age, schools attended in past, name of parent or guardian. Arr. 
alpha, by first letter of surname of child. No index. Hdw. and typed. 
20 X 5 X 6. 

Receipts and Expenditures 

166. PUBLIC SCHOOL CASH BOOK, 1927—. 2 vols. 

Record of school receipts and disbursements; receipts, showing name of 
town, period covered, date of receipt, name of payer, amount, total receipts 
for fiscal year, and total receipts for school year; disbursements, showing 
date, check number, name of payee, amount, purpose, monthly total; total 
amount for school year. Arr. chron. by date of receipt or payment. No 
index. Hdw. 150 pp. 12^ x 10 x 1. 

167. EXPENDITURES FOR GENERAL CONTROL, 1927--. 1 vol. 

Record of expenditures for general control during school year, showing 
name of town, school year, date, order number, cash book page number, 
amounts expended for salaries and other purposes of general control, totals. 
Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Hdw. 20 x 11 x 1^. 

168. (SALARY EXPEt\'DITURES), 1927--. 1vol. 

Record of salary expenditures during school year, for school teachers, 
supervisors, substitutes, school nurse, office associates, school committee, 



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Receipts and Expenditures; (168-173) 

Registration and Attendance 



evening school teachers, janitors, superintendent, committee clerk, truant 
officer, and school doctor, showing name of school officer, amount of 
monthly salary, and totals for each. Arr. chron. by date of expenditure. 
No index. Hdw. and typed. 11 x 9^ x 1. 

169. RECORD (Cash Receipts and Disbursements), 1935 — . 1 vol* 

Record of receipts and expenditures; receipts, showing amount and 
source with totals; disbursements, showing amount and purpose with totals. 
Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Hdw. 150 pp. 13 x 9 x 1. 

170. (GENERAL EXPENDITURES), 1927 — . 1 vol. 

Record of general expenditures during school year, showing amounts ex- 
pended for new equipment, auxiliary agencies, tuition, apparatus, libraries, 
teaming, replacement and repair of equipment, ground repairs, janitors* 
supplies, gas, telephone, light, water, fuel, pupils' supplies, text books, 
office supplies, school committee, miscellaneous; also date of expenditure, 
check number, name of vendor, amount, and total amount under each classifi- 
cation. Arr. chron. by date of expenditure. No index. Hdw. and typed. 
11 X 9^ X 1. 

171. RECORD (Cash Receipts), 1928--. 1 vol. 

Summary of cash receipts, showing source, purpose, and deficit (if 
any). Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index, Hdw. 14 x 8^ x 1. 



Registration and Attendance 

172. HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, 1932—. 2 f.d. 

File of all pupils attending high school, showing name and address of 
pupil, sex, age, school or schools attended; record of changes in high 
schools attended (prior to 1939, North Providence had no high school, pupils 
were sent to schools in neighboring cities), amount of tuition paid. Arr. 
alpha, by first letter of surname of pupil. No index. Typed. 20 x 5 x 6. 

173. SCHOOL REGISTER, 1905--. Approx. 600 vols, (dated). 

Record of school enrollment and attendance, showing school year, 
pupil's number and name, parents' names; dates of entering and leaving 
school, record of other schools attended during year; daily register, 
showing name of teacher, term and year, pupil's number and name, daily 
attendance record, total days present, total days absent, times tardy; 
teacher's report, showing term and year, total length of school term in 
days, number of holidays and other days allowed, total number of boys 
registered, total number of girls registered, total number of pupils reg- 
istered, total number of days' attendance, total number of days' absence, 
total daily attendance, percentage of attendance, average number belonging, 



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(173-175) School Committee 

total number of times tardy, number of daily class recitations, number of new 
pupils by terms (boys), number of new pupils by terms (girls), number of new 
pupils under five and over fifteen, n'omber of new pupils previously regis- 
tered in town ^bcys) , number of new pupils previously registered in town 
(girls., number of new pupils previously registered, in town under five or 
over fifteen, number of new pupils previously registered in other towns 
(boys], number of new pupils previously registered in rather towns (girls), 
number of pupils previously registered in other towns under five or over fif- 
teen, number of visits by committee or superintendent, number of visits by 
other persons; residence and P. 0. address of teacher, education, number of 
years experience, grade and date of teacher's certificate, number of school 
journals read \y teacher, number of volumes in school library, monthly sal- 
ary, salary for term; teacher's certification; r^ll of honor, showing names 
of scholars distinguished for perfect attendance and excellent deportment 
and scholarship; visitor's record, showing date, name and residence nf vis- 
it'^r. From 1932 to date record contains annual and daily register only. 
Arr, chron, by school year; school register arr. num.erically by number of 
pupil; daily register arr, alpha, by first letter '^f surname of pupil. No 
index. Hdw* 50 pp. 11 x 9 x -j. Storage mom, basement, Fruit Hill School, 
Central Ave. 



Records and Rep'^rts 

174. PHYSICAL RECORD, 1926--. 6 f.d, (labeled by contained letters;. 

Dental record (white card' '^f each pupil, showing pupil's name, school, 
condition of teeth, previous treatment, treatment advised; treatment given, 
number of teeth filled ^r extracted, place of treatment ^office of dentist 
or home); number of teeth treated in public clinic, number of teeth extracted 
or filled in public clinic; remarks. 

Hiysicai record [yellow card) of each pupil, showing pupil's name, 
school, sex, place and date of birth, age, nationality of father and mother, 
number in family (male and female), number of child of mother, diseases 
during life, diseases during school years (by grade), results of periodical 
physical and mental examinations, treatment prescribed, date of vaccination, 
date and result of Schick test, etc., results of periodical health examina- 
tirns. 

Arr. alpha, by surname of pupil. No index. Kdw. 20 x 6^ x 0. 

175. IvHoCELIANEOUS RECORDS, 1912. 3 f^d. U, lA, 2A) . 

Miscellaneous documents, including school reports, school committee 
data, teachers* reports, contracts, state reports, bids, medical reports. 
Arr. according to classification, chron. thereiinder by date of document. 
No index. Hdw. and tyr^ed. 30 x 11 x 14. 



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Records and Reports; Correspcndence; (176-181) 

Miscellaneous 



176. PUPILS' RECORDS, 1921—. 10 f.d. (labeled by contained letters}. 

File of pupils enrolled in schools in town, shewing name ^f pupil, ad- 
dress, date and place of birth, date of admission to school. Arr, alpha, by 
first letter rf surname of pupil. No index. Hdw. and typed. 20 x 5 x 6. 

177. SCHOIASTIC EECCFDS, 1930—. 3 f.d. (labeled by contained 
letters; . 

File of scholastic records of all students, showing quarterly gradings, 
subjects studied, schools attended (separate cards for grade and high 
schools). Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of pupil. No index. Hdw. 
14 X 11 X 27. 

178. AiraUAL REPORT SGHOCL rEFAETMENT, 1915—. 26 vols. 

Annual publication '^f school department, containing list of members of 
school committee, names of superintendent, school physician, school nurse, 
supervisor of music, supervisor of art, and attendance officer; report of 
clerk of school committee, report of school committee, budget for ensuing 
year, report of superintendent, and report of school physician. No obv. 
arr. No index. Aver. 12 pp. S^ x 6 x 1/8. 

179. TFACHERS* REGISTER, 1936—, 1 vol. 

List of teachers employed by school department, showing name of 
teacher, grade taught, salary. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of 
teacher. No index. Hdw. and typed, 150 pp. 13 x 9 x 1. 



Correspondence 

IBC. 00RFE3P0NLENCE, 1926—. 1 f.d. 

File of incoming corresprndcnce, and copies of outgoing correspond- 
ence. Arr. chron. by date of letter. No index. Hdw. and typed. 
27 X 14 X 11. 

Miscellaneous 

181. (CONSTFUCTION DATA ON NEW HIGH SCHOOL), 193B~. 2 f.d. 

Construction data relating to new high school containing reports of sec- 
retary <^f building committee, reports of building committee members, general 
correspcndence, blueprints, contracts, bills allowed and ordered paid, in- 
spectors' reports. Arr. chron. in each folder by date of doriumout. N*^ 
index. Hdw. and typed. 14 x 11 x 3^^. 



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(182) Superintendent of Schools 

Applications 



XV. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

On June 7, 1847, a vote of the town meeting provided ** . . • That the 
School Goimnittee be empowered and instructed to appoint an Agent to visit 
under their direction, the Public Schools in this town with an annual com- 
pensation not exceeding One Hundred Dollars.'* ^ A similar vote is noted in 
the town meeting records of June 3, 1850. ^ On June 12, 1876, the first ap- 
pointment to the office under the designation of the present title of Super- 
intendent of Schools was apparently made at this time by the town council,^ 

As the extant records of the School Committee date only from 1913, there 
exists no documentary proof of the appointment of a superintendent from 1877 
to 1913. However, the absence of evidence of the appointment of the officer 
in the records of the town meeting and town council for this period indicate 
with some degree of certainty that with the exception of the year 1876, the 
school committee has appointed the superintendent from 1847 to date.* 

Tenure so far as can be ascertained from the records has always been for 
one year. 

All records are housed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 
1829 Mineral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

Applications 

182. APPLICATIONS, 1938—. 1 f*d. (4). 

Application for position as teacher in public schools, showing appli- 
cant's name, address, present position, and nature of position sought; tele- 
phone number, date and place of birth, race, marital status; number of chil- 
dren; height, weight, and age of applicant, condition of health for past two 
years; defects in sight or hearing; other physical defects; type of certif- 
icate held; in what States valid; if under contract and date of expiration; 
when available; position, grade, or subjects applied for in order of pref- 
erence, special abilities (to sing, teach penmanship, music, art), coaching 
or directing abilities; present salary, and minimum salary acceptable; in- 
structions concerning photograph, additional information concerning expe- 
rience, training, character, and ability, with testimonials; and instruc- 
tions on preparation and disposition of application, detailed account of 
educational and professional training, and teaching experience; references; 
additional information concerning lualifications; official data showing date 
appointed, school year, rank, salary, position assigned, name of building, 
changes in assignment. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of applicant. 
No index. Hdw. and typed. 12 x 1? x 28. 

r. T. M. R. (1847). 

2. Ibid . (1850). 

3. T. C. R. (1876). 

4. Records (School Committee Meetings) (1913 — ). 



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Budget; Census; Certificate (183-186) 

of Age 



Budget 

183. PUBLIC SCHOOL BUDGET, 1927~. 1 folder. 

Copy of public school budget sent to State department of education by 
superintendent of schools, showing name of town, period covered, receipts: 
from preceding year, estimate from preceding year, for current year, in- 
crease or decrease, balance, town appropriation, State appropriation, poll 
taxes, dog taxes, income from school funds, tuition from nonresident pupils, 
other revenues, totals; expenses: general control, instruction, evening 
schools, operation and maintenance of school plant, coordinate activities, 
auxiliary expenses, capital outlay, recapitulation of estimates; signature 
of chairman or clerk of school committee, date. Arr» chron. by date of 
budget. No index. Hdw. and typed. 9 x 11 x 3/4, 



Census 

184. SCHOOL CENSUS, ATTENDANCE, AND SCHOOL RECORD, 1930—. 7 f .d. 

Individual records of persons between ages of four and twenty one: 
census and attendance record, showing name, address, sex, date and place 
of birth of child, if mentally or physically incapable of school atten- 
dance, if illiterate, vaccinated; name, residence, and occupation of parent 
or guardian; year, age, census, grade, attendance (public, parochial, other 
private, evening, public college, other school), whether employed. Reverse 
of card, school record, showing name of school, grade, room, date of ad- 
mission, age previous September 1 (years and months), health, conduct, 
scholarship rating, date of discharge. Arr. alpha, by first letter of 
surname of person enumerated. No index. Hdw. 15 x 7 x 5§. 

185. SCHOOL CENSUS - 1941, 1941. 2 f.d. (A-Z) . 

Annual census of persons between ages of four and twenty, showing form 
number, year, name and address of child, name and address of parent or 
guardian, age, sex, grade, record of school attendance in 1940, ability to 
read, speak, and write the English language, reason for inability to attend 
school (physical or mental defect). Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname 
of person enumerated. No index. Hdw. 15 x 7 x 5|-. 



Certificate of Age 

186. CERTIFICATE OF AGE FOR MINORS 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER AND EM- 
PLOYER'S AGREEMENT AND PARENTS' PERMISSION, 1939—. 1 f.d. 

Certificate of proof of age for minors 16 years of age or over (under 
U. S. Fair Labor Standards Act) showing names of State, county, town, cer- 
tificate number, date of issue, name, address, age, sex, color, date and 
place of birth of minor; name and address of parent or guardian, signature 



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(186-190) Superintendent of Schools - 

Correspondence; 
Receipts and Expenditures; 
Records and Reports 

of minor, certification of age, nature of proof, name, business address, na- 
ture of industry of employer, occupation, signature, title and address of 
issuing officer; reverse side are directions for using form. Attached to 
some certificates are copies of Employer's Agreement and Parents* Permission, 
showing form number, agreement to employ minor, nature of industry, occupa- 
tion, date, name and address of employer, statement of permission to enter 
employment, signature and address of parent or guardian, and date. Arr. nu- 
merically by certificate number, chron. thereunder by date of issue. No 
index. Hdw. and typed. 5j x 7 x 15. 



Correspondence 

187. CORRESPGNDETJCE, 1936--. 7 f.d. 

Incoming correspondence of superintendent of schools, and carbon copies 
of replies. Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of addresser. No index. 
Hdw. and typed. 12 x 13 x 28. 

Receipts and Expenditures 

188. (GENERAL LEDGER), 1927~. 1 vol. 

Itemized record of receipts and expenditures: cash receipts; expendi- 
tures for general control, instruction, operation, and maintenance of school 
plant, coordinate activities, auxiliary agencies, capital outlays, and cash 
payments. Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Hdiw. 300 pp. 
11 X 18 X 2. 

189. PUBLIC SCHOOL CASIi BCOK, 1927—.. 1 vol. 

Public school cash book, showing receipts with name of town or city, 
period covered, form number, date, order number, source, purpose, distribu- 
tion number, amount, and total; payments, with name of town, period covered, 
form number, date, order number, name of payee, purpose, distribution num- 
ber, amount, total. Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Ildw. 500 pp. 
13 X 11 X 1. 



Records and Reports 

190. HIC21 SCHOOL RECORDS and GRADE SCHOOL RECORDS, 1928—. 4 f.d. 

Individual records of high school pupils (1930 — ), showing pupil's name, 
name of school, subjects (including extra-curricular activities), grades 
attained, credits, basal texts used, English classics and books read (in and 
out of class), principal's name, system of grading; reverse record shows name 
of pupil, name of parent or guardian, address and telephone number, occupa- 



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Records and Reports (190-194) 

tion of parent or guardian, pupil's date of birth, date enrolled, how en- 
tered, course, date of graduation (if withdrawal before graduation, date, 
cause), attendance, physical record, physical examinations, standardlzod 
tests (including intelligence tests). 

Individual records of grade school pupils (1928 — ), showing pupil's 
name, name of school, system of grading, subjects, grades attained, con- 
duct, attendance, teachers* signature; reverse of record shows name of 
pupil, name of parent or guardian, standardized tests (including intelli- 
gence tests), location of pupil's home, occupation of parent or guardian, 
pupil's date of birth, date and reason for leaving school, physical record, 
physical examinations. 

Arr* alpha, by first letter of surname of pupil. No index. Hdw. 
12 X 13^ X 28. 

191. SUBSTITUTE'S REPORT OF SERVICE, 1939—. 1 folder. 

Record of substitute's report of service, showing name, school, name of 
teacher for whom substituted, dates, a« m. or pt m. , total days served, sig- 
nature of substitute. Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Hdw. 
9 X 11 X 3/4. 

192. TRUANCY (Report of Attendance Officer), 1939—. 1 folder. 

Copies of reports of attendance officer, showing name of officer, date 
of report, name and address of child, school, age if high school student, 
disposition. Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Typed. 
9 X 11 X 3/4. 

193. TEMPERATURE RECORDS, 1940—. 1 f.d* (4A). 

Temperature report made monthly by teacher to superintendent of 
schools, showing period covered, a. m. and p. m. daily readings, signature 
of teacher. Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Hdw. 12 x 13 x 28# 

194. WEEKLY ATTENTANCE REPORTS, 1940—. 1 f .d. 

Teacher's reports submitted monthly, showing period covered, name of 
school, grades, name of teacher, number cf boys enrolled to date, number of 
girls enrolled to date, average membership for month, average attendance, 
number of pupils tardy, number of days' absence, number of perfect attend- 
ances, number of pupils admitted during month, number of pupils transferred 
to other schools in town, left town, cases of truancy and absenteeism, cases 
of truancy reported to truant officers, cases cf corporal punishment, cases 
of suspensions, present membership, membership by grades, dates of tardiness 
of teacher, dates of half days' absences of teacher, cause of tardiness or 
absence of teacher, names of substitutes, substitutes* time in ha If -holidays, 
dates of holidays including all days or half -days when school was closed, 
reasons for closing school, dates of teachers* meetings attended by teacher 
reporting, absence or tardiness of special teacher, dates of fire drills. 



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(194-196) Superintendent of Schools - 

Miscellaneous; 
Attendance Officer 

dates of visits of medical inspector, dental inspector, school nurse, and re- 
marks. Arr, chron. by date of report. No index, Hdw* and typed. 
12 X 13 X 28. 



Miscellaneous 

195. M. D. (State Aid for Medical Inspection), SCHOOL NURSE, SCHOOL 
COMMITTEE RECORDS (Attendance, Finance, Census, Teachers' Payroll, 
Accident Reports, Sight and Hearing Tests), HIGH SCHOOL AND 
CORRES., STATE RECORDS, etc., 3CH0CL INVEN^rCRIES, 1920—. 1 f.d. 

Miscellaneous school records, containing: 

applications for medical inspection made to State, with supporting 
statements of superintendent of schools, 1920-22, 26-27, 30-32, 
1935—. 

summarized report of attendance (day school), 1924-37. 

copy of record of public school finance, 1924 — . 

copy of school census report, 1927 — . 

copies of bills presented to school committee, 1937-39. 

school nurse reports, 1938 — . 

reports of sight and hearing tests, 1938 — . 

school inventories (classroom equipment), 1938--. 

teachers' payrolls (preliminary), 1933 — . 

accident reports, 1340 — . 
Arr. chron. by date of record. No index. Hdw. and typed. 28 x 13 x 12. 

196. STANDARD PLAN BOOK, 1935—. 156 vols. 

Daily work program, prepared biweekly by each teacher, showing day of 
week, name of subject to be taught, scheduled time for each subject, and 
remarks. Arr. chron. by calendar year. No index. Hdw. 12 x 9^ x i. 
Basement storeroom, New Fruit Hill School. 



XVI. ATTENDANCE OFFICER 

In 1873 the town council appointed a •♦ . . . Prosecuting Officer Under 
the Truant Act,'' and named Randall Tallman as the first officer for a term 
of one year.^ The title of the office was changed to Truant Officer in 
1890 ^ and to Attendance Officer in 1925. ^ 

E T. C. R. (1873). 

2. T. C. R. (1890). 

3. Records (School Committee Meetings) (1913 — ). 



- 123 



School Census Enumerator; 

Director of Public Welfare 



■Next entry 197, p. 124* 



From 1902 to date, the truant officer has apparently been chosen annu- 
ally by the school committee, although due to the absence of cDmmittee rec- 
ords prior to 1913, no direct documentary proof of this fact exists for the 
1902 to 1913 period.* 

No records have been found. 



XVII. SCHOOL CENSUS ENUMERATOR 

This office was established by the town council in 1879 at which time 
Henry F. Brown was appointed for a term of one year '* . • • to take the Cen- 
sus required by Ch. 693 of the Public Laws." -'■ One officer was appointed 
annually until 1920 when the town council increased the number of members to 
two. 2 From 1921 to date the school committee has regularly appointed either 
two or three enumerators to take the school census. 3 

No records have been found. 



XVIII. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WELFARE 

This office was established under the title of Overseer of the Poor, at 
the first town meeting when the following three persons were chosen to the 
office: Samuel Currie, Edward Tripp and Col. William Brown. ^ The original 
title was changed by legislative act in 1925 to Director of Public Aid, and 
in 1936, the present title of Director of Public Welfare was assigned to the 
office by an act of legislature.*^ 

The duties of the Local Director of Aid to Dependent Children have been 
delegated to the Director of Public Welfare ;i937~). 

Membership has ranged from one to as many as eight. 

The office was elective from 1765 to 1849, 1855-56, 58, 62, 83-84; ap- 
pointive, 1850-54, 57, 59-61, 63-82, 1855 — . ^ 

Unless otherwise specified, all records are housed in the office of 
Director of Public Welfare, Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave., Center- 
dale. 



4. Records (Schorl Committee Meetings) (1913 — ) 

1. T. C. R. (1879). 

2. T. C. R. (1879-1921). 

3. School Committee Records (1^21 — ). 

1. T. M. R. (1765-1808), pp, 8, 9. 

2. P. L. , Jan. 1925 , ch. 64, sec. 1. 

3. P. L. , Jan. 1926 , ch. 2312, sec. 1. 

4. T. M. R. (1765-1849); T. C. R. (1850—). 



- 124 - 

(197, 198) Director of Public Welfare - Orders; 

Director of Unemployment Relief - 
Applications 



Orders 

197. •; ORDER STUBS), 1933-34. 1 box (26 pads). 

Stubs of shoe orders issued by director of public welfare, showing or- 
der number, date, name of vendor, name and address of relief recipient, 
number of pairs, size, and value of shoes ordered, and signature of director 
of public welfare. 

Stubs of food orders issued by director, showing ^ardov number, name and 
address of vendor, name and address of relief recipient, date, amount of or- 
der, signature of director of public welfare. 

Arr, numerically by stub number; chron. thereunder by date of issue. Hdw. 
6 X 12 X 15. Storage vault, 1st floor, Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring 
Ave., Genterdale. 

Due possibly to their confidential nature, the remaining records of the 
director are not available to the survey. 



XIX. DIRECTOR OF UNEMPLOYMENT REUEF 

On January 2, 1934, the town council assigned the task of carrying out 
the details of the Unemployment Relief program in the town to an officer 
designated as the '^Unemployment Relief Director''. Herbert A. Brown was tho 
first incumbent.-^ 

Henceforth, the town council has annually appointed a director. ^ 

Unless otherwise stated, records are located in the director's office. 
Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave,, Genterdale. 



Applications 

198. UNEMPLOYMENT AND RELIEF APPLICATIONS, 1932. 1 box. 

Applications submitted to director of public aid for direct assistance 
from town, showing name of town, name of director, name, address, and age of 
applicant, length of residence in town, marital status, names and ages of 
dependents, name and wage of working dependents, trade or business of appli- 
cant, number of months out of work, where employed after January 1, 1931, 
amount of income other than wages, amount of carrying charges on property, 
amount of rent received monthly, names of agencies that have aided applicant 

T. T. C. R. (1934). 
2. T. C. R. (1934—). 



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Applications (198-201) 

in past, number of times aid received, whether owner of authomobile, money in 
bank. No obvious arr. No index. Hdw. 16 x 8 x 1?. Storage vault, 1st 
floor rear, Old Town Hall, 2226 liLneral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

199. (APPLICATIONS FOR WORK RELIEF) E. E. A., 1933-35. 2 f,b. 

Copies of applications for work relief (E. R. A.), showing name of appli- 
cant, date, age, address, cccupatim, veteran status, period of residence in 
town and State, number of dependents, health statement, home environment, 
name, age and income of dependents; last place of employment, name and ad- 
dress of last employer, names of concerns from whom employment has been 
sought; valuation of property owned, amount of mortgage, name of mortgagee, 
amount of money in bank, name of bank, amount of premium on life insurance, 
name of insurance company, amount borrowed on policies, automobile registra- 
tion number, telephone number, itemized account of debts, amount of aid 
received within past three months from public or private agencies; remarks, 
certification of relief applicant, signature of investigator. Arr. alpha, 
by surname of applicant. No index. Hdw. 6 x 11 x 6. Storage vault, 
1st floor rear, Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave#, Centerdale. 

200. (APPLICATIONS FOR AND CERTIFICATES OF C. C. C. ENROLLMENT;, 
1933--. 6 folders. 

Applications, showing date, applicant's name, address, years of resi- 
dence in State or country, age, date and place of birth, date of first 
naturalization papers, date and place of second naturalization papers, 
height, weight, color of eyes, color of hair, marital status; whether or 
not convicted of a crime, on probation or parole, condition of health, 
physical handicaps, whether member of National Guard, deputy sheriff or 
other civil law officer, school record, employment information, previous 
service in the C. C. C, allotment, remarks, signatures of applicant and 
parent or guardian. 

Certificates of selection, showing applicant's name, address, name and 
address of local agency receiving application, general information (age, 
place of birth, etc.), school record, employment information, previous 
enrollment, designation of allottee, authorization for deposit in lieu of 
allotment, affirmation of applicant, certification of enrollment, signature 
and official designation of selecting agent, date of certification. 

Arr. chron. by date of application. No index. Typed. 8^ x 11 x 1. 

201. APPUCATION FOR APPROVAL OF WORK PROJECTS, 1933 — . 1 drawer. 

Application for approval of work projects, showing date of approval, 
name of town, title of approving State officer, project number, nature of 
project (rural or urban), date of application, formal request by local 
relief administration, proper agency for approval (F. E. R. A., 1933-35, 
State Unemployment Relief Commission, 1935-39, State Department of Social 
Welfare, 1939 — ), name of town, brief title of project, description in 



- 126 - 

; 201-204) Eirector of Unemployment Relief - 

Records and Reports 

detail (location, amount of work, etc., of proposed project), operating in 
past, when, date of commencing, estimated duration, name and title of person 
preparing plans and specifications, name of local supervising officer, total 
estimated cost of project, amount of estimated cost town is prepared to fur- 
nish (amount of cash or value of materials or other services), request to 
State for balance of funds necessary to complete project, statement concern- 
ing liability of State to complete project, whether application made to or 
rejected by W, P. A., statement that work was not provided for in current ■ 
budget, signatures and titles of local employment relief director, local gov- 
ernment officer (usually president of town council), estimated cost of teams, 
trucks, and other major equipment (detailed;, estimated cost of materials 
(detailed), estimated labor costs (detailed;, summary of costs, division of 
labor costs between town and State (town 6/11, State 5/11), statement that 
project has been approved for relief labor only with noted exceptions, if 
any, signature of approving officer. No obvious arr. No index. Typed. 
12 X 12 X 24. 



Records and Reports 

202. (RECORD OF COLMODITIES RECEIVED BY RELIEF RECIPIENTS), 1933-34. 
1 bdl. 

Summarized record of surplus commodities received by relief recipient 
showing name and address of recipient, case number, number of persons in 
family, itemized list of food and clothing received, number of units or 
quantity, commodity order receipt number, date of commodity receipt. Arr. 
alpha, by first letter of surname of recipient. No index. Hdw. 12 x 8 x 4. 
Storage vault, 1st floor. Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

203. ASSIGNMENT AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS, E. R. A-, 1933-35. 1 bdl. 

(Discontinued) . 

Director's record of E. R. A. assignment and identification cards, 
showing name, address, identification number, sex, age, and signature of 
worker; signature of project foreman, date, place and time to report for 
work, worker's classification, number of hours allowed to work, hourly wage 
rate, total wage. (Original to worker, duplicate to project time keeper, 
triplicate to disbursing office, quadruplicate retained). No obvious arr. 
No index. Typed. 4x6x4. Storage vault, 1st floor rear. Old Town Hall, 
2226 Mineral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

204. (INDIVIDUAL CASE NUMBER CARD FILE'; , 1933—. 1 f .b. 

Record of case numbers assigned to relief recipients, showing case num- 
ber, initial of district, number in family, and name of recipient. Arr. 
alpha, by surname of recipient. No index. Hdw. 4 x 5^ x 11^. 



- 127 - 
Records and Reports (205-208; 

205. SOCIAL SERVICE (rCRMANT CASES), 1933~. 4 f.d. (labeled alpha, 
by contained letters;. 

A dormant file of individual relief cases [E. R. A. 1933-35; S. U. R. 1935—), 
containing: 

applications for work relief, 1933 — . 

individual case histories, 1933 — . 

correspondence, 1933--, 

family record face sheet, 1935 — . 

family budget sheet, 1935 — • 

questionnaire to employer, 1935 — . 

Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of applicant. No index. Hdw. and 
typed. 24 x 12^ x 11^. 

206. SOCIAL SERVICE (Active Relief Cases), 1933—. 4 f.d. (labeled 
alpha, by contained letters). 

Active file of individual relief cases ^E. R. A. 1933-35; S. U. R. 1935 — ), 
containing: 

applications for work relief, 1933 — • 

individual case histories, 1933 — . 

c or respondenc e , 1 933 — . 

family record face sheet, 1935 — . 

family budget sheet, 1935 — . 

:iuestionnaire to employer, 1935 — . 

Arr. alpha, by first letter of surname of applicant. No index. Hdw. and 
typed. 24 x 12^ x 11^. Office of S. U. R. investigator, 1st floor, Old 
Town Hall, 2226 I^ineral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

207. PROJECT REGISTER, 1933—. 1 vol. 

Register of weekly project expenses, showing name of town; location, 
number, and description of project; date project approved, estimated date of 
completion, dates work was started and completed; date of expenditure, refer- 
ence (explanation of expensR), number of man hours worked, amount of wages, 
amount of trucking pay roll, amount for equipment rentals, amount for mate- 
rials, amount of supplementary aid, t<^tal weekly expense for project, weekly 
unexpended balance of approved estimated cost, distribution of costs by funds 
(amount from federal. State, and local funds). Arr. numerically by project 
number. No index. Hdw. and typed. 137 pp. 18 x 16 x 2. 

208. (xMONTHLT ANT ;VEEKLY RECORDS OF RELIEF EXPENSES, AUDITS AND RE- 
PORTS) , 1933—. 5 boxes. 

Monthly and weekly records of local director. of unemployiiipnt relief , .fil§d 
monthly in individual folders, containing: 

copies of invoices and bills received by local director for gro- 
ceries, fuel, wearing apparel, footwear, lodging, supplies, 
medicine, and hospital care furnished to recipients, 1933 — . 



. 128 - 
(208-211) Director of Unemployment Relief 

copies of orders issued through relief director to recipients for 
provisions, wearing apparel, and fuel, 1933 — . 

recommendations of state investigator concerning amount and type of 
relief, 1933—. 

copies of monthly audits of direct, home, and supplementary relief 
accounts, 1933 — . 

director's monthly statement of expenses for food, shoes, shoe re- 
pairs, coal, oil, medical care, medicine, and administration^ 
1933--. 

director's monthly statement of shoes received and issued to recip- 
ients, 1933--. 

director's weekly analysis sheets used to com*pile figures for 
S. U. E. and State Department of Social Welfare, 1933—. 

director's weekly reports to State Unemployment Relief Commission, 
1933-39, and to State Department rf Social Welfare, 1939—. 

Folders arr, chron. by month of record. No index. Hdw. and typed. Aver. 
14 X 14 X 10. Storage vault, 1st floor. Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring 
Ave., Centerdale. v^.^^f 

209. (COMODITY KECEIPTS) , 1933--. 1 box. 

Original record of recipts for commodities issued to relief recipients, 
showing receipt number, date of receipt, case number, name of recipient, 
acknowledgement of receipt, quantity and description of commodities received, 
cash value, initials of person filling order, name cf issuing officer, date 
of issue, nature of recipient. No obv. arr. No index. Hdw. 36 x 24 x 24. 
Storage vault, 1st floor j?ear, Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave., 
Centerdale. 

210. MASTER CONTROL CARDS •Inactive), 1934—. 2 f.b. 

Summarized record of aid given to relief recipients, showing name and 
address of recipient, number of dependents, case number, amount of budget; 
record of assistance given with date, amount of cash pay roll, direct home 
relief, food, milk, fuel, clothing, medical; amount and kind of commodities 
received, unit price, total amount of assistance given, Arr. alpha, by 
first letter of surname of recipient. No index. Hdw. 6 x 8 x 12. 

211. MASTER CONTROL CARDS (Active), 1934--. 2 f.d. 

Summarized record of aid given to relief recipients, showing name and 
address of recipient, nujr±^er of dependents, case number, amount of budget; 
record of assistance given with date, amount cf cash pay roll, direct home 
relief, food, milk, fuel, clothing, medical; amount and kind of commodities 
received, unit price, total amount of assistance given. Arr. alpha, by sur- 
name of recipient. No index. Hdw. 12 x 3 x 6. 



- 129 - 
Records and Reports (212-216) 

212. SUPPLEMENTARY- AIP, 1335—. 1 f.b. 

Summarized record of supplementary aid given to relief recipients, show- 
ing name and address of recipient, case number, date of supplementary aid, 
items given, cash value; cash amounts carried forward, total amount of sup- 
plementary relief rendered to date. Arr, alpha, by first letter of surname 
of recipient. No index. Hdw. 6 x 8 x 12. 

213. SOCIAL SERVICE EXCHANGE SLIPS, 1935—. 1 box. 

Individual reports on resident relief recipients of town, from the 
Providence Social Service Exchange concerning aid given to relief recipients 
by private and State agencies [reports sent to town unemployment relief 
director upon his request), showing surname of recipient, case number, 
woman's first name, maiden name, birthplace; man's first name, occupation, 
birthplace, color, previous marriages, aliases, address, previous addresses, 
children's names and birthplaces, names and addresses of relatives, nature 
of relationship, variations in spelling of recipient's name, name of in- 
quiring agency, date of inquiry. Reverse side shows report of the Exchange 
with date, names of private and State agencies rendering aid, itemized state- 
ment of assistance rendered by each agency. Arr» alpha, by surname of re- 
cipient. No index. Typed. 11 x 4 x 6. 

214. ASSIGNMENT AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS, 1935—. 2 bdls. 

Director's copies of active and inactive S. U. R. assignment and identi- 
fication cards, shewing full name, identification number, case history num;- 
ber, address, sex, age of worker; date, time and place to report for work, 
labor classification, hourly wage rate, signature of foreman and worker, sig- 
nature of S. U. R. assignment officer, date of assignment. (Original to 
worker, duplicate to project timekeeper, triplicate to disbursing office, 
quadruplicate retained). Arr. alpha, by surname of worker. No index. 
Typed. 4x6x5. 

215. (RECOIJMENDATIGNS FOR S. U. R. RELIEF), 1935—. 41 pads. 

Carbon copies of recommendations to unemployment relief director by 
S. U. R. investigator concerning type of aid given to relief applicants 
(medical care, food order, wearing apparel, fuel, footwear, increase or de- 
crease of relief amounts previously granted, aid supplementary to W. P. A. 
pay, aid supplementary to S. U. R. pay), showing case number, date, name and 
address of recipient, number in family, amount of relief, nature of recom- 
mendation, remarks, signature of investigator (S. U. R. ) • Arr. chron. by 
date of recommendation. No index. Hdw. 3 x 6 x -J-. 1935-37, 16 pads, 
storage vault, 1st floor rear; 1936-38, 25 pads, office of investigator 
(S. U. R. ), 1st floor. Old Town Hall, 2226 Mineral Spring Ave., Centerdale. 

216. C. C. C. DATA, 1936. 1 f.b. 

File of names of applicants for C. C. C. enrollment, showing name, 
address, and age of applicant, date of application, date application cancelled 



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(216, 217) Director of Unemployment Relief - 

Index ; 

ri rector of Mothers* Welfare; 
Health Officer 



(if cancelled), date sent to C. 0. C. camp, date and reason for discharge, 
comments by selecting agent. Arr. alpha, by surname of applicant. No index. 
Typed. 4 x 6 x 11-^. 



Index 

217. (OFFICE GWIEE TO INDIVIDUAL CASE NUMBERS), 1933—. 1 vol. 

Office guide to case numbers, showing name of district (Allendale, 
lymansville, Marieville, Genterdale, Mineral Spring, Woodville and Fruit 
Hill), case number (includes case number, initial of district, and number in 
family), name and address of recipient. Grouped by districts, arr. numerical- 
ly thereunder by case number. No index. Hdw. and typed. 75 pp. 
11| X 9^ X 1. 

XX. DIRECTOR OF MOTHERS' VffiLFARE 

In April 1925, it was voted '* . . . That the Board of Governors of the 
District Nursing Association and Overseer of Door be appointed a Committee on 
Mothers' Aid". In January of the following year Sarah Sharp was appointed by 
the town council as "Chairman of Mothers' Aid" for one year.^ 

The original title of "Chairman of Mothers' Aid" was changed in 1939 to 
the present one of Director of Mothers' Welfare.^ A director has been reg- 
ularly appointed by the town council since the creation of the office. 

No records have been found. 



XXI. HEALTH OFFICER 

A health officer was chosen at town meeting in 1832 and one Samuel W. 
Miller named to perform the duties of the office for a tenure of one year.^ 

From 1842 t«^ 1849 no recording of the appointment of an officer is to be 
found in the town meeting or town council records. An officer was elected 
annually, however, in town meeting from 1832 to 1842 and in the single year 
1862. 2 Appointments were made by the town council from 1850 to 1861, and 



1. T. C. R. ;1925-26;. 

2. T. C. R. ;i939;. 

1. T. M. R. (1832}. 

2. Ibid . (1832-42, 62). 



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Officer to Provide for Burial of 

Honorably Discharged Soldiers, 
Sailors and Marines; 
Zoning Board of Review 



(Next entry 218, p. 132} 



exclusively by the council from 1863 to date.^ The term of office has always 
been for one year.^ 



No records have been found. 



XXII. (OFFICER TO PROVIDE FOR BURIAL OF HONORABLY 
DISCHARGED SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES) . 

On June 21, 1886, the town council appointed William W. Wright as the 
•'Officer to bury Honorably discharged Soldiers and Sailors, who died without 



means. 



ft 1 



Henceforth, the council has more or less made regular appointments to 
this office under various titles, occasionally selecting coranittees for this 
purpose. 2 

Tenure has always been for one year.^ 

No records have been found. 

XKIII. ZONING BOARD OF REVIF// 

The town council of North Providence at a meeting held in October 1929, 
named Benjamin Paley, John Capuano, Clarence H. Broley, Arthur Ward, and 
Joseph J. Cunningham to act as a Zoning Board of Review to pass on appeals 
from zoning decisions, etc.^ One member was appointed for one year, one for 
two, one for three, one for four, and one for five years. ^ The town council 
continues to make the appointments to the Board for a tenure of five years.'' 

Records are located in the office of zoning board. Town Hall, 2008 
Smith St., Centerdale. 



"3^ T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—;. 

4. T. M. R. (1832-43, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

1. T. C. R. (1886). 

2. Ibid . (1887--). 

3. Ibid. 

1. T. C. R. (1929). 

Z. Ibid . 

3. Ibid. (1929--; • 



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(218, 219) Zoning Board of Review - Maps; 

Fence Viewers 



maps 

218. TOW OF NORTH PROVIDENCE MAP SHOWING PRESENT USE OF PROPERTy, 1928, 
1 mounted map. 

Map used to denote use of property, classified by various colors, show- 
ing locations of various types of home dwellings, hotels, public garages, re- 
pair shops, filling stations, theatres, parks, schoolhouses, hospitals, in- 
dustries, etc«; names and locations of streets, rivers, ponds, reservoir, 
railroad town boundary lines, names and relative locations of adjoining towns 
and cities, name of cartographer, date drawn, title, key to property uses; 
azimuth. Arthur Comey, Planner. Colored. 1 inch = 300 feet. 70 x 45. 

219. ZONING MAT TOW OF NORTH PROVIDEICE, 1929. 1 mounted map. 

Plan of the zoned sections of the town, showing dwelling districts D-1 
(green), dwelling districts D-2 (white), apartment-house dwellings A-3 
(yellow), business districts B-2 (blue), business districts B-3 (purple), 
industrial districts 1-3 (pink), names and location of streets, sewers, rail- 
roads, town boundary lines, names and relative locations of adjoining towns 
and cities, scale, name of cartographer, date, title, key to zone districts; 
azimuth. Arthur Comey, Planner. Colored. 1 inch - 300 feet. 70 x 45. 



XXIV. FENCE VIElffiRS 

At the first town meeting in 1765 the freemen of the town elected 
William Whipple, Edward Tripp, and Eaniel V\fhipple to act as fence viewers for 
a period of one year.-'- The number of viewers has varied from one to nine 
since the establishment of the office. At present there are two members reg- 
ularly appointed to the office.^ 

The fence viewers were elected at town meeting from 1765 to 1849 and 
again in town meeting in 1862. ^ The power of appointment was delegated to 
the town council from 1850 to 1861 and from 1863 to date.^ 

No records have been found. 



Tl T. M. R. (1765-1808). ~ 

2* T. M. R. (1765-1862;; T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 1862). 

4* T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 



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Sealer of Weights and Measures; 
Auctioneer 



(Next entry 220, p. 134) 



X5CV. SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

One of the officers to be elected at the first town meeting in 1765 
was a sealer of weights and measures. Ephraim Wheaton was chosen the first 
office holder for one year.^ The number of members making up this office 
varied from one to three until 1827 but since the latter date the office 
has consisted of one member.^ No recording of the election of an incumbent 
to the office appears from 1773 until the year 1803. 

The sealer was chosen in town meeting until 1850 when the town council 
for the first time appointed the officer. The town council continued to 
appoint an officer until 1861 but in 1862 the town meeting again made the 
appointment. From 1863 to date, however, the town council has been the 
selecting agency •'^ 

No records have been found. 



XXVI. AUCTIONEER 

A "vendue master*' was elected at the first town meeting pursuant to the 
law and charter of the town and Daniel Gaboon was named to the office for 
one year.^ The present title of "auctioneer" has identified the office from 
1822 to date. Tenure has remained the same since the establishment of the 
office. The number of members appointed to the office has varied, neverthe- 
less from one to as many as fourteen. From 1887 to date there have been four 
auctioneers assigned to the office. 2 

The town meeting was the selecting agency, for the office from the crea- 
tion of the office until 1849 when the office became appointive by the town 
council and continued to be appointive with the exception of the year 1862 
when the auctioneer was chosen in town meeting.*' 

No records have been found. 



T. T. M. R. : 17 65-1808). 

2. T. M. R. (1765-1862); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863--). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

1. T. M. R. (1765-1808). 

2. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863~). 



- 134 - 

(220, 221} Inspector of Buildings - 

Applications; rerirdts 



xx\t:i. inshectcr of buildings 

In January 1807 the town council appointed one Herbert Fenner as in- 
spector of buildings to serve for one year. No mention ^f an appointment of 
an inspector appears again in the records until 1920 when Robert W. Hay was 
appointed by the council for one year,^ The present title of insp'ector rf 
buildings has identified the office since 1939 • ^ No changes have been rec- 
orded in tenure nor membership since 1929. Prior to 1020 building permits 
were issued by the town clerk. ^ 

Unless otherwise specified all records are located in the office of the 
building inspector, 2d f.lrrr, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Applications 

220. APPLICATIONS FOR ?EPi£[T TO BUILT, 1926—. 1 box, 2 bdls. [dated;. 

Applications for permit to build, showing date of application, name of 
district, location of street, plat and l^t numbers, name and address of owner, 
name of architect, name of builder, number of buildings to be built, con- 
struction materials to be used, height nf building from sidewalk or ground, 
thickness '"f foundation wall, kind of material used in underpinning, proposed 
use of building, number of stories, number of tenements, use of first floor 
in dwelling (when other than for residence] , size of floor girders, distance 
between girder supports, distance between bearings of floor joists, style of 
roof ^ type of outside roof material, type of chimney and height above rocf , 
distance from, adjoining lot line and building, type of projection to be built 
over sidewalk, method of heating ; steam, water, hot air, etc.), location of 
fireplaces, fire stops, arrangement of exits from upper floors, estimated 
«ost of construction, amount of fee f'^r permit; declaration of builder with 
date, signature and address, date application approved, signature of town 
clerk, 1S26-29; of inspector -^f buildings, 1929--. Arr. chron* by date of 
application. No index. Hdw. Box, 10 x 13 x 9-^, town clerk's basement 
vault; bdls., 9;| x 5 x 5, town clerk's office. Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., 
Centerdale. 



Permits 

221. (BUILDING PEPaMITS) , 1026--. 15 vols. 

Copies of building permits, showing name of town, permit number, date 
of permit, name of contractor, estimated cost of construction, amount of fee, 



1. T. C. R. ;i897,. 

2. Ibid. ;i929;. 

3. Ibid. ;i939 — ,. 

4. Ibid. (182^1-1929). 



- 135 - 

Permits; Reports; (221-223' 

Plumbing Inspector - 
Applications 

type of building, approval by the zoning board of review (in some instances), 
location of proposed building, plat and lot numbers, signature of prospective 
owner, signature of building inspector '.1933 — )• Arr. chron. by date of is- 
sue; numerically thereunder by number ^f permit. No index. Hdw, Approx. 
100 pp. aver. 9x6x1. 5 vols., 1926-29, town clerk's vault, 1st floor; 
10 vols., 1930—, office of building inspector, 2d floor, Town Hall, 2008 
Smith St., Centerdale. 



Reports 

222- (BUILDING INSEEGTCRS' MONTHLY REPORTS), 1933—. 1 f.d. 

Copies of monthly reports of building inspector, showing date of report, 
period covered, number of building permits issued, amount of fees collected, 
signature of building inspector. Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. 
Typed. 4^ x 3^ x 9. 

XX\^II. PLUMPING niSPECTOR 

A plumbing inspector was first appointed by the town council in 1929 
and Robert W. Hay chosen the first inspector. ^ 

The town council has always made the appointment of an inspector for a 
one-year term. 2 The building inspector submits reports monthly to the town 
council. 

Records ere located in the r^ffice of inspector of buildings, 2d floor. 
Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Applications 

223. (PLUMBING PLANS AND 3,UESTICNNAIRSS) , 1929--. 1 f.d., 4 bdls. 
Title varies: Plumbers* Applications, 1929-35, 1 f.d. 

Plumbing plans submitted by licensed plumbers to inspector of plumbing 
for approval, showing name of town, location of proposed installation, name 
and address cf owner, class of building (old or new), use of building, esti- 
mated cost of plumbing, plumber's declaration (date, signature and address of 
plumber), date approved, signature of inspector of plumbing. 

Plan questionnaire, showing nature of installation and fixtures, method 
of ventilation, etc. 

r. T. C. R. (1929). 
2. T. C. R. ;i92?--;. 



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(^23-226) Plumbing Inspector - 

Pfermits; Reports; 
Sewer Coirjnission 

Arr» chron. by date of application. No index. Hdw. F.d., 32 x 15 x 12; 

bdls., 5x8x4, F.d., 1929-35, town clerk's vault, 1st floor; bdls., 

office of inspector of buildings 2d floor, Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Center- 
dale. 

224. riiJMEEE'S UGMSE (Applications for Plumber's License), l?35~.lf^ 

Applications for plumbing licenses submitted by inspector of plumbing 
to town council for approval, showing name of town, date of application, 
place of business, business name, plumbing inspector's recommendation to 
council, name of applicant, signature of inspector of plumbing, ai^^ount of 
fee, date approved by town council. Arr* chron. by date of application. No 
index. Hdw. 4^ x 3^ x 9. 



Permits 

225. [FEKCLTS TO INSTALL PLUMBING) , 1935—. 9 vols. 

Duplicates (carbons) of plumbing permits (original issued to licensed 
plumber), showing permit number, name of town, date of permit, name of li- 
censed plumber, type of work, location of building, name of owner, estimiited 
cost of work, signature of inspector of plumbing. Arr. chron. by date of 
issue, numerically thereunder by permit number. No index. Hdw. 50 pp. 
8x5 3/4 X f . 

Reports 

226. INSPECTOR CF PIUi^3Bn>lG (Monthly Reports to Town Council), 1935—. 
1 f.d. 

Copies of monthly reports of inspector of plumbing, showing date, period 
covered, number of plumbing licenses issued with amount of fees, number of 
plumbing permits issued with amount of fees, total amount of fees, estimated 
cost of all plumbing work, signature of inspector of plumbing. Arr* chron. 
by date of report. No index. Hdw. and typed. 17 x 6 x 8. 

XXIX. SK7ER COivMISSICN 

On July 6, 1937 a sewer comjnission of five members was appointed by the 
town council for the duration of the sewer project in North Providence. On 
July 13th of the same year two additional members were added to the commis- 
sion.^ Membership has varied from five to fifteen members but at the present 
time nine members make up the agency. ^ 

T. T. c. R. ;i937— ;. 

2. Ibid. 



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Proceedings; Maps and Plats; (227-230) 

Reports 



All records are located in the office of the sewer couinission, 2d floor. 
Town Hall, 2008 Smith St., Centerdale. 

Proceedings 

227. (MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE SEWER COMMISSION), 1938— • 1 vol. 

Minutes of the proceedings of the sewer commission, showing number of 
meetings held with dates and number of members present at each; date and 
nature of appointments such as chairman, legal advisor, engineers, stenog- 
rapher, etc.; record of resignations of members, nature of business (re- 
quests for and acceptance of P. W. A. grants, bids, contracts, official open- 
ing date of project, fixing salaries, actions on sewerage disposal, actions 
on easements, committees appointed, etc.); adjournments. Arr. chrcai. by- 
date of meeting. No index. Typed. 150 pp. 11-^ x 10 x 1. 

Maps and Plats 

228. SANITARY" SEWERS, NORTH PROVIDENCE, R. I*, 1938—. 150 blueprints. 

Blueprints, showing date, scale, names of persons checking and approving 
prints, name of town, name of profile, contract number, sheet number, number 
of sheets in contract, P. W. A. docket number, name and address of consult- 
ing engineer, elevations, grades, name of street or highway, intersecting 
streets, abutting properties, lateral connections, location of manholes, di- 
mensions, and declination point. (To be transferred to peimanent plat cards). 
Charles A. Ifaguire, consulting engineer. Blueprints. Scales vary. 18 x 42. 

229. TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE SEWER COMMISSION SANITARY SEWERS, 
GENERAL PIAN, undated. 1 wall map. 

Physical map of the location of sewers in the town, showing names of 
streets and highways, number of plats, town and city boundaries, location of 
rivers, ponds, railroad tracks, reservoir, and declination point. Charles 
A. Maguire, consulting engineer. Black and white and colored, each profile 
shaded a different color to denote contract awards. 1 inch = 400 feet. 
54 X 39. 



Reports 

230. (INSPECTOR'S REPORT BOOKS), 1938~, 72 vols. 

Inspector's daily reports showing locations of sewers, grades, sketches 
of sections, dimensions, relocation of sewers, lateral connections, and pro- 
file details. (Information to be transferred to permanent plat cards). Arr. 
by name of inspector, or by number of contract. No index. Hdw. 7 x 5 x ^. 



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(231, 232) Sewer Commission - Miscellaneous; 

Commissioner of Highways 

Miscellaneous 

231* (RESIDENT ENGINEER'S MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS), 1938—. 1 f.d. 

Individual folders containing requests for location of drains; record of 
inspection of sewers; sewer inspector's reports on flow-in seweirs consisting 
of grade sheets, computations, infiltrations, final measurements between man- 
holes; and correspondence. Arr. chron. by date of filing. No index. Hdw. 
and typed. 10 x 12^ x 12. 

232. (FILES OF THE SEWER COMMISSION), 1938—. 2 f.d. 

Contains: 

Applications for positions as sewer inspectors, bills paid and unpaid, 
certificates of insurance, certificates of purposes and statement of 
project costs with form of owner's (town) monthly statement of project 
funds and costs, certificates of project costs, constracts, contract 
changes and change orders approved by P. W. A., construction contracts, 
correspondence, payrolls, P. W. A. regulations, preliminary legal data, 
specifications, tabulation of bids, copies of inspectors' daily reports, 
easements, inspectors' daily reports, claims against town and contrac- 
tors, applications for drain connections. 

Arr. alpha, by subject matter, chron. thereunder by date of filing. No index. 
Hdw. and typed. 11^ x 6j- x 27. 

XXX. C0MMISSICN3R OF HIGff^AYS 

In June 1856 three "commissioners of highways", namely Obediah Brown, 
Reynalds S. Wilcox, and William Earl, were elected in town meeting for one- 
year terms. i From 1871 to 1894 the office was identified by the title of 
"highway committee," but from 1890 to date the title of commissioner of hi^- 
ways was assigned to the office with one member responsible for the duties of 
the office. 2 Membership varied from three to two from the establishment of 
the office to 1895.3 

Commissioners were elected in town meetings .in 1856, 58, and 62; ^ ap- 
pointed by town council in 1857, 59-61, and 63; ^ elected at town elections 
from 1864 to date.^ 

T. T. M. R. (1856). 

2. Ballots (1871-74); T. M. R. (1874-1920); Record of Ballots (1920—). 

3. T. M. R. (1856, 58, 62); T. C. R. (1857, 59-61, 63); 

Ballots (1864-74); T. M. R. (1874-95). 

4. T. M. R. (1856, 58, 62). 

5. T. C. R. (1857, 59-61, 63). 

6. Ballots (1864-74); T. M. R. (1874-1920); Record of Ballots (1920—). 



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Commissioner of Highways; 

Bark Commissioner; Supervisors 
of Elections; Dog Officer 



(Next entry 233, p. 142) 



Tenure of the office remained at one year until 1912 when a special act 
of legislature fixed the term at two years. From 1912 to date the commis- 
sioner has been elected biennially.*^ 

No records have been found. 



XXXI. PARK COMMISSIONER 

The town council appointed George W. Whi taker as park commissioner in 
1904 for a period of one year.-'- Appointments have been made annually to date 
by the town council*^ 

No records have been found. 



XXXII. SUPERVISORS OF ELECTICNS 

In March 1889 the general assembly passed an act providing for the ap- 
pointment of two supervisors of elections for each town.^ In March of the 
following year the town council appointed Frank C. Angell and Charles H. 
Cozzens as supervisors of elections under provisions of the act.^ Two super- 
visors were regularly chosen until 1896, when following an amendment to the 
original act four were chosen.*^ The number of appointments has varied from 
1920 to date, following further amendments, from twelve to eighteen. At the 
present time there are eighteen supervisors of elections who serve for the 
election for which they are appointed.^ 

No records have been found. 



XXXIII. DOG OFFICER 



In 1864 it was voted in town council that ^ . . • Marvin S. Cook be 
appointed to Register the Dogs in this Town as required by an act passed at 
the January Session of the General Assembly." ^ The title to the office has 

T. T, M. R. (1856, 58, 62); T. C. R. (1857, 59-61, 63); Ballots 

(1864-74); T. M. R. (1874-1920); Record of Ballots (1920--). 

1. T. C. R. (1904). 

2. T. C. R. (1904--). 

1. P. L. . Jan. 1889 , ch. 731, sec. 14. 

2. T. C. R. (1890). 

3. T. C. R. (1890-96). 

4. T. C. R. (1920--). 
1. T. C. R. (1864). 



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(Next entry 233, p. 142) 



Dog Officer; Pound Ifeeper; 
Appraiser of Damage 
Done by Dogs 



varied slightly. The number assigned to perform the duties, however, has 
varied from three to one but from 1939 to date one member has been appointed 
to the off ice. 2 

Tenure has always remained at one year.^ 

No records have been found. 

XXXIV. POUND KEEPER 

At the first town meeting of the freemen of North Providence in 1765, 
Abner Thayer was chosen as pound keeper. ■'• The town continued to choose a 
single keeper annually until 1792 when three men were elected to perform the 
duties. 2 The number of persons made responsible for the duties of the office 
has varied from one to four but from 1879 one man has been assigned to the 
office. 2 

The keeper was chosen in town meeting until 1850 when the town council 
for the first time made the appointment. In 1862 the town meeting again made 
the selection. From 1863 to date the town council has made the appointment 
to the agency annually,* 

No records have been found. 



XXXV. APPRAISER OF DAMAGE DONE BY DOGS 

In 1869 the town council appointed William Earle "Appraiser of Damages 
under the New Dog Law." ^ The number of appraisers chosen to perform the 
duties has varied from one to as many as five. From 1939 to date one man 
has been assigned as appraiser. 2 

Appointments have been made annually by the town council from the estab- 
lishment of the office to date. 3 

No records have been found. 



2. T. C. R. (1864--). 

3. Ibid . 

1. T. M. R. (1765). 

2. T. M. R. (1765-92). 

3. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

4. T. M. R. (1765-1849, 62); T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—). 

1. T. C. R. (1869). 

2. T. C. R. (1869--;. 

3. Ibid. 



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Foreet Warden; Tree Warden; 
Town Engineer; Inspector of Beef 



(Next entry 233, p. 142) 



X5DCVI. FOREST WARDEN 

Pursuant to an act passed by the general assembly in May 1909 provid- 
ing that "The town council of every town shall annually in March or April 
appoint a town forest warden who shall act for a term of one year under the 
instructions of the commissioner of Forestry." ^ In Miarch 1910 William A. 
Sweet was appointed for one year by the council to perform the duties of 
the forest warden. The town council has continued to choose a warden 
annually. 3 

No records have been found. 



XXXVII. TREE WARDEN 

Pursuant to law, the town council appoints a tree warden annually who 
is responsible for the duties of the office. ^ Clarence Broley was the 
first appointee assigned in 1931 to serve for one year.^ 

No records have been found. 



XXXVIII. TOWN ENGINEER 

A town engineer was appointed for one year by the town council in April 
1941. Frank Drew was assigned to perform the duties of the office.^ 

No records have been found. 



XXXIX. INSPECTOR OF BEEF 

In 1840 Ebenezer Tiffany, Joseph Miller, and Stephen Whipple were 
chosen in town meeting as inspectors of beef and pork for one year. Inspec- 
tors were chosen in town meeting until 1849. ^ In 1850 the town council 
chose one man as ''inspector of beef.'* Appointments to the office were 
made annually by the town council from 1850 to date with the exception of 
the year 1862 when the inspector was again elected in town meeting. 2 

No records have been found. 



1. P. L. . Jan. 1909 , ch. 451, sec. 1. 

2. T. C. R. (1910). 

3. T. C. R. (1910—). 

1. T. C. R. (1931—). 

2. T. C. R. (1931). 
1. T. C. R. (1941). 

1. T. M. R. (1840-49). 

2. T. C. R. (1850-61, 1863—); T. M. R. (1862). 



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(233-235) Marieville Fire Compeny - rroccedings; 

Records and Reports; 
Centerdale Fire Company 

XL. MARIEVILLE FIRE COJffiANY 

The Marieville Fire Company, incorporated in 1896, was one of the first 
companies to be organized in North Providence. There are no permanent full- 
time officers nor men in the company. 

Records are located in the Marieville Fire Station, 28 Vincent Ave., 
North Providence. 



Proceedings 

233. RECORD OF MEETINGS, 1900—. 2 vols. (A, B). 

Record of proceedings of the company, showing date, time and place of 
meeting, names of officers elected, drivers, hosemen, etc., appointed, ap- 
propriations, rules and regulations governing the fire company and operation 
and maintenance of station-house, rules and regulations repealed and amended, 
committees appointed, reports received, bills allowed and ordered paid, bills 
disallowed. Arr. chron. by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. Aver. 300 pp. 
9 X 13 X 2. 

Records and Reports 

234. FIRE RECORDS, 1938—. 1 f.b. 

Record of fires, showing date, name of company, location of fire, esti- 
mate of damage, cause, name of officer in charge, number of men on crew, type 
of apparatus used, time company left station $ind returned. Arr. chron. by 
date of fire. No index. Hdw. 4x6x4. 

235. FIRE EEPORTS, 1938--. 1 vol. 

Reports of fires attended by the company, showing date, time and loca- 
tion of fire, estimated damage, cause, name of officer in charge, name of 
driver, equipment, number of men on crew, type of apparatus used. Arr. chron. 
by date of report. No index. Hdw. Aver. 125 pp. 8^ x 11 x 1. 

XLI. CENTERDALE FIRE COMPANY 

The Centerdale Fire Company was incorporated in the year 1900. There • 
are no permanent full-time officers nor men in the company. 

Records are located in the Centerdale Fire Station, Smith St., North 
Providence. 



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Proceedings; Records and Reports; (236-238) 

Fruit Hill Fire Company 

Proceedings 

236. RECORD OF MEETINGS, 1900—. 2 vols. (A, B). 

Record of proceedings of meetings, showing date, time and place of meet- 
ing, names of officers elected, drivers, hosemen, etc., appointed, appropria- 
tions, rules and regulations governing the fire company and operation and 
maintenance of station-house, rules and regulations repealed and amended, 
committees appointed, reports received, bills allowed and ordered paid, 
bills disallowed. Arr. chron, by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. Aver. 
300 pp. 9 X 13 X 2. 

Records and Reports 

237. FIRS RECORDS, 1936--. 1 f.b. 

Record of fires, showing date, name of company, location of fire^. esti- 
mate of damage, cause, name of officer in charge, number of men on crew, 
type of apparatus used, time company left station and returned. Arr. chron. 
by date of fire. No index. Hdw. 4x6x4. 

238. FIRE REPORTS, 1936--. 1 folder. 

Reports of fires attended, suhinitted by chief driver or member of the 
crew, showing time of leaving, date, location and description of fire, names 
of crew attending, time of return, signature of driver. Also contains fire 
prevention inspection report, showing name and number of fire company, loca- 
tion and name of building, name of owner, agent, or contractor, location of 
obstructions and dangerous conditions, location and nature of dangerous 
items, location of and defects in fire appliances, general condition of 
building and surrounding premises, date, signature of inspector, remarks, 
recommendations, date of reinspecticn, and defects corrected. Arr. chron. 
by date of report. No index. Hdw. 9 x 12 x 3/4. 



XLII. FfiUIT HILL FIRE COMPAl^Y 

The Fruit Hill Fire Company was established in the town in 1910. The 
officers, drivers, hosemen, etc., are not appointed on a permanent full-time 
basis. 

Records of the company are located in the Fruit Hill Fire Station^ 
Stoith St., North Providence. 



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(239-241) Fruit Hill Fire Company - Proceedings; 

Records and Reports; 
Geneva Fire Company 

Proceedings 

239. RECORD OF MEETINGS, 1910— • 2 vols. (A, B). 

Record of proceedings of the company, showing date, time and place of 
meeting, names of officers elected, drivers, hosemen, etc*, appointed, ap- 
propriations, rules and regulations governing the fire company and operation 
and maintenance of station-house, rules and regulations repealed and amended, 
committees appointed, reports received, bills allowed and ordered paid, bills 
disallowed. Arr chron. by date of meeting. No index. Hdw. Aver. 300 pp. 
9 X 13 X 2. 



Recoj^is and Reports 

240. FIRE RECORDS, 1938—. 1 f .b. 

Record of fires, showing date, name of company, location of fire, esti- 
mate of damage, cause, name of officer in charge, number of men on crew, type 
of apparatus used, time company left station and returned. Arr. chron. by 
date of fire. No index. Hdw. 4x6x4. 

241. FIRE REPORTS, 1938—. 1 vol., 1 folder. 

Reports of fires attended by the company, showing date, time and loca- 
tion of fire, estimated damage, cause, name of officer in charge, name of 
driver, equipment, number of men on crew, type of apparatus used; from April 
1941—, reports (1 folder), show location of fire (address, town, district), 
time, date, number on crew, name of owner of property or building, class of 
building (wood, stone, or brick), value of building, damage to building, 
nature and value of contents, damage to contents, cause and remarks, type of 
fire (brush, forest, house, etc.), names of officers and crew attending fire. 
Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Hdw. Vol., 125 pp. 8^ x 11 x 1; 
folder, 9 X 12. 



XLTII. GENEVA FIRE COMPANY 

The Geneva Fire Company was organized in 1910. There are no permanent 
full-time officers nor men in the company. 

Records are located in the Geneva Fire Station, 275 Douglas Ave., North 
Providence. 



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Proceedings; Records and Reports; (242-244) 

I^mansville Fire Company 

Proceedings 

242. RECORD OF MEETINGS, 1910 — . 2 vols. (A, B) . 

Record of proceedings of meetings of the company, showing date, time and 
place of meeting, names of officers elected, drivers, hosemen, etc., ap- 
pointed, appropriations, rules and regulations governing the fire company and 
operation and maintenance of station-house, rules and regulations repealed 
and amended, committees appointed, reports received, bills allowed and or- 
dered paid, bills disallowed. Arr, chron. by date of meeting. No index. 
Hdw. Aver. 300 pp. 9 x 13 x 2. 

Records and Reports 

243. FIRE RECORDS, 1938—. 1 f .b. 

Record of fires, showing date, name of company, location of fire, esti- 
mate of damage, cause, name of officer in charge, number of men on crew, type 
of apparatus used, time company left station and returned. Arr. chron. by 
date of fire. No index. Hdw. 4x6x4. 

244. FIRE REPORTS, 1938—. 1 vol., 1 folder. 

Reports of fires attended by the company, showing date, time and loca- 
tion of fire, estimated damage, cause, name of officer in charge, name of 
driver, equipment, number of men on crew, type of arraratus used; from April 
1941 — , reports (1 folder), show location of fire (address, town, district), 
time, date, number on crew, name of owner of property or building, class of 
building (wood, stone, or brick) ^ value of building, damage to building, 
nature and value of contents, damage to contents, cause and remarks, type of 
fire (brush, forest, house, etc.), names of officers and crew attending fire. 
Arr. chron. by date of report. No index. Hdw. Vol., 125 pp. 8^ x 11 x 1; 
folder, 9 X 12. 

XLIV. LYMANSVILLE FIRE COMPANY 

The lymansville Fire Company was organized in 1911. The officers and 
men composing the company are not elected nor appointed on a permanent full- 
time basis. 

Records of the company are housed in the lymansville Fire Station, 
275 Woonasquatucket Ave., North Providence. 



. 146 - 

(245-247) Lynansville Fire Company - 

Proceedings; Becords 
and Reports 

Proceedings 

245. HECOBD OF MEETINGS, 1911—. 2 vols. (A, B) . 

Record of proceedings of meetings of the company, showing date, time and 
place of meeting, names of officers elected, drivers, hosemen, etc., ap- 
pointed, appropriations, rules and regulations governing the fire company and 
operation and maintenance of station-house, rules and regulations repealed 
and amended, committees appointed, reports received, bills allowed and or- 
dered paid, bills disallowed. Arr. chron. by date of meeting. No index. 
Hdw. Aver. 300 pp. 9 x 13 x 2. 

Records and Reports 

246. FIRE RECORDS, 1938—. 1 f .b. 

Record of fires, showing date, name of company, location of fire, esti- 
mate of damage, cause, name of officer in charge, number of men on crew, type 
of apparatus used, time company left station and returned. Arr. chron. by 
date of fire. No index. Hdw. 4 x 6x4. 

247. FIRE REPORTS, 1938— • 1 vol. 

Reports of fires attended by the company, showing date, time and loca- 
tion of fire, estimated damage, cause, name of officer in charge, name of 
driver, equipment, number of men on crew, type of apparatus used. Am chron. 
by date of report. No index. Hdw. Aver. 125 pp. 8j^ x U x 1. 



In addition to the above fire companies the following were at one tim» 
or another active in the town: 

Graystone Fire Engine Company, 1828. 

Graniteville Improvement Protective Association, 1911. 

Graniteville Volunteer Fire Association, 1911. 



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(250) Pawtucket Fire District - 

Records; Fifth School 
District 



Records 

250. PAWTUCKET ENGINE CORPOR/ITION AND DISTRICT OF PAWTUCKET - FIRE 
(Treasurer's Cash Book) , 1829-73. 1vol. (dated). 

Records of the treasurer of Eawtucket fire district, showing receipts, 
with name of treasurer and corporation, date, source, amount, and totals 
brought forward; disbursements, with date, purpose, amount, and totals 
brought forward; record of cash deposits and withdrawals by corporation in 
account with Manufacturers' Bank; deposits, with date, name of depositor, 
amount, total for year; withdrawals, with date, n€ime of payee, purpose, 
amount, total for year* Arr. chron. by date of entry. No index. Hdw. 125 
pp. 14 X 9 X 1. 



XLVI. FIFTH SCHOOL DISTRICT 

School districts were established in North Providence, in 1828, ^ pur- 
suant to the terms of any act of the general assembly passed the same year, 
establishing free schools in the several towns.^ 

Among the nine districts agreed upon by the school committee at this 
time, and revised by this body in August 1831, was the fifth or "Center Mill'' 
District, bounded as follows: "Beginning at the Smithfield Line on the Woon- 
asquatucket River, thence with said Smithfield Line until it comes to the 
line of District No. 4, thence down the Hoad with the line of District No. 4, 
until it comes to the Cross Road leading to Fruit Hill, thence across the 
lots by the dwelling house of Captain Emer Whipple to Zachariah Allen's 
Woolen Factory, on the Woonasqua tucket River, thence up said River to the 
first mentioned Bound, meaning to include all the inhabitants within said 
described Bounds." ^ 

The district system remained in effect in North Providence until June 
1885, when the town voted its abolition, and adopted the "town'^ system of 
school administration.* 

Unfortunately, the only district records preserved are those of the 
fifth district set forth below, and found in the custody of the town clerk. 



T T. M. R. (1828). 

2. A.. R. & R. . Jan. 1828 , "An Act to establish Public Schools." 

3. T. M. R. (1828, 31). 

4. Ibid . (1885). 



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Proceedings; 

Defunct Offices 



(251) 



Proceedings 

251. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF FIFTH SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETINGS, 1846-85. 
1 vol. 

Minutes of xneetings of fifth school district (Center Mill), showing name 
of town, date, time and place of meeting, names of district officers elected, 
committee appointments, resolutions adopted, instructions to officers, bills 
allowed and ordered paid, orders for assessment and collection of taxes, rate 
and amount of tax fixed, appropriations, votes of adjournment, signature of 
district clerk. 

Trustees* notices of district meetings, showing date, place and time of 
meeting, purpose, date of notice, signatures of trustees. Arr« chron. by 
date of meeting; notices arr* chron. by date of notice. No index. BQw. 
100 pp. 9 X 7^ X ^. Town clerk* s basement vault. Town Hall, 2008 Smith 
St., Centerdale. 



In addition to the above defunct agencies of local government for which 
records have been found, the following offices are to be noted in the town 
records as having existed in one form or another since the establishment of 
the town: 



Last 
Title 

Appraiser of Estates 

Culler of Hoops and Staves 

Field Driver 

Gauger of Casks 

Measurer of Wood 

Backer of Beef, Pork and Fish 

Scavenger 

Sealer of Leather 

Surveyor of Boards, Planks, Timber, etc< 

Town Auditor 

Inspector of Lime 

Inspector of Nuisances 

Tithe Men 

Stove Pipe Committee 

Commissioners of Town Farm 

Weigher and Measurer 

Packer of Fish 

Town Crier 

Undertaker 

Weigher of Cattle 



Date 


Year 


Established 


Def unc t 


1765 


1846 


1765 


1830 


1765 


1920 


1765 


1811 


1765 


1939 


1765 


1792 


1765 


1860 


1765 


1874 


1765 


1874 


1765 


1911 


1792 


1873 


1803 


1885 


1810 


1812 


1832 


1874 


1835 


1875 


1837 


1854 


1850 


1851 


1850 


1851 


1852 


1915 


1852 


1856 



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Defunct Offices 



Last 
Title 

Sexton 

V/eigh Masters 

Measurer of Plaster, Painting and Tin Work 

Ccmraissioners of Sinking Fund 

Trial Justice 

Prosecuting Officer under the Act of State 

Charities and Corrections 
Civil Engineer 
Sup»t. of Board of Health 
Auditor of Claims Against Original Town 
Militia Enrollment Officer 
Welgiher of Hay, Stone, etc. 
Town Surveyor 

Prosecuting Officer Under Liquor Laws 
Town Physician 

Complainant under the Game Law 
Inspector of Ptetroleum and Kerosene 
Fire Marshal 

Prosecuting Officer Under the Tramp Act 
Prosecuting Officer Under Cruelty to Children Act 1885 
Inspector of Bridges 
Inspector of Oils 
Milk Inspector 
Weigher of Cotton 
Asst. Director of Public Aid 
Budget Commission 



Date 


Year 


Established 


Defunct 


1855 


1855 


1856 


1874 


1859 


1873 


1863 


1874 


1868 


1885 


1869 


1904 


1870 


1874 


1873 


1874 


1874 


1884 


1874 


1885 


1875 


1907 


1875 


1898 


1875 


1890 


1876 


1903 


1876 


1899 


1877 


1878 


1882 


1939 


1882 


1904 


1885 


1904 


1886 


1903 


1886 


1891 


1886 


1887 


1891 


1892 


1932 


1933 


1937 


1938 



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(Underscored figures refer to pages; others refer to entries) 



Abbreviations, symbols, and 

explanatory notes, vi-viii 
Acceptance 

of inventories, 51, 14J 
Acceptances 

probate papers, 39, 13A 
Accounts 

allowed, probate record, 45, 14A 

Daniel W« lyman Soldier's 
Monument, 107 , 147 

of the Welcome Home Fund, 107 , 148 

probate papers, 39, 13B 

probate record, 46, 14B 

probate record of, 57, 15 
Actions on 

council records, 88-33. 3A 
Affidavits 

deed book, 68, 33A 

personal property 
mortgages, 71, 34A 

town council petitions, 90, 104A 
Agencies, reports of, 94, 104U 
Agreements 

deed book, 68, 33B 

mortgage books, 61-2 . 31A 

old records, 67, 32A 

probate papers, 40, 130 
Alcoholic beverage bonds, 104, 135 
Annual report 

school department, 117, 178 

town treasurer, 107, 149 
Appeal, claims of, 47, 14E 
Applications 

0. 0. C, 125, 200 

E. R. A., 125, 199 

for approval of 

work projects, 125-6 . 201 

for hunting licenses, 83, 72 

for permit to build, 134, 220 

for plumber's licenses, 136, 224 

for position as 
teacher, 118, 182 

town council petitions, 90, 104B 

unemployment and 
relief, 124-5, 198 



Appointment 

approval of, 90, 104C 

of committees, 11-12 . lA 
Appointments 

council records, 33, SB 

probate record, 46-7 . 140 
Appraiser of damage done by dogs, 140 
Appraiser of estates, 149 
Appraiser's warrants, 59-60, 27, 28 
Appropriations 

council records, 33, 30 

town meeting records, 12-13 . IB 
Arrest 

book. North Providence, 110-11 . 156 

cards, 109. 150 

record, 110. 154 
Assessors' 

valuation cards, 98, 116 
Assessors of taxes. "^6 
Assignment 

and identification 

cards E. R. A. , 126 . 203 

and identification 

cards S. U. R. , 129 . 214 

of wages, 74, 41 
Assignments 

deed books, 69, 330 

mortgage books, 62, 31B 

personal property mortgage, 72, 34B 
Assistant Director of 

Public Aid, 150 
Association, Minutes 

of Union Library, 95, 105 
Attachments 

index, 73, 37 

sheriffs' bonds and 
discharges, 73, 36 

sheriffs' copies of, 73, 35 
Attendance 

and school record, 119 . 184 

high school, 115, 178 

weekly reports, 121-8 . 194 
Attendance officer, 122-3 
Auctioneer, 133 
Auditor of claims, 150 



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Audits and reports, 127 -8 > 208 
Authentications 

deed book, 69, 33D 
Authorizations 

council records, 33, 3D 
Authorizing 

town meeting records, 14, ID 
Automobile registration, 97, 112 
Ballots, record of, 88, 99 
Beef, inspector of, 141 
Bibliography, 151 
Bids 

town council petitions, 90, 104D 
Bills 

paid, 106, 145 

receipted, 44, 13 J 
Births, 77->81 . 51-62 
Boards 

canvassers, 19 

health, 19 

license commissioners, 19 
Bond 

administrator's, &7, 16 

book, 58, 21 

executor's, to return 
inventory, 57, 17 

interest coupons, 104 , 134 

to pay debts and 
legacies, 57^, 19 
Bonds 

alcholic beverage, 104, 135 

cancelled, 103, 132 

fixing, 51, 14-1 

guardian's, 58, 20 

guardianship, 57_, 18 

highway, 81, 67 

mortgage books, 62-3 , 310 

old records, 67, 320 

original probate papers, 47, 14D 

probate record, 40, 13D 

register of (town clerk), 81, 65 

register of (town 
treasurer), 104, 133 

sheriff's, 73, 36 

town council petitions, 90, 10^ 

victualling house, 82, 68 
Book 

arrest, 110-11 , 156 

bonds, 58, 21 

deeds, 68, 33 



Book (continued) 

Mineral Spring Turnpike, 89, 103 

mortgage, 61^ 31 

North Providence day, 110, 153 

public school cash, 114 , 166 

receiving, 61, 30 

registry, 89, 101-2 

tax assessor's, 9£, 120 

tax collector's, 100, 123 

tax collector's cash, 102, 128 

tax. North Providence, 101, 124 

treasurer's, 95, 106 
Boundaries, school district, 86-7 , 89 
Boundary lines 

tracings, 98, 119 
Brown, Moses 

allowing will of, 63, 31E 
Budget commission, 150 
Budget, public school, 119 , 183 
Building permits, 134-5 , 221 
Burial lot deeds, 75, 42 
By-laws, school coxmnittee, 114 , 164 
Cancelled checks, 105 , 138 
Cancelled notes, 104-5 , 137 
Case histories, 110 , 151 
Case numbers, 126 , 204 
Cash book, 

school committee, 114 , 166 

superintendent of schools, 120, 189 
Cash receipts 

school committee, 115 , 171 

treasurer's, 105, 140 
C • C t c • 

applications, 125, 200 

certificates of enrollment, 125 , 200 

data, 129-30 , 216 
Census 

attendance and school 
record, 119, 184-5 

school committee, 114 , 165 

tax, 97, 113 
Center dale Fire Company, 142-3, 233-8 
Certificates 

of age, 119-20, 186 

trade, 95, 107 
Chief of police, 109 
Citations, 40-41 , 13E 
Civil engineer, 150 
Claims 

allowed and disallowed, 90, 104P 

of appeal, 47, 14E 



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Codicils, wills and 

mortgage book, 66, 31R 

probate record, 56, 14-0 
Commissioner of highways, 158-9 
Commissioners 

of sinking fiind, 150 

of town farm, 149 
Commodity receipts, 128 , 209 
Complainant under game laws, 150 
Complaints, 90, 104& 

breaking and entering. 111, 158 
Constable, 108 

police, 109 
Contracts 

and agreements, 90, lOffl 

deed books, 69, 33F 

mortgage books, 63, 31D 

personal property 
mortgages, 72, 34C 
Control cards, master, 128 , 210-11 
Corporations and 

partnerships, 82, 69 
Correspondence 

school committee, 117 , 180 

superintendent of 
schools, 120. 187 

town council petitions, 91, 104-1 
Council 

records, 28, 3 

town, 18 

town, miscellaneous papers,* 19, 2 
Coupons, bond interest, 104, 134 
Court. decrees 

deed book, 69, 33G 

mortgage books, 63, 3IE 

old records, 67, 32-0 
Culler of hoops and staves, 149 
Deaths, 77-81 . 51-63 
Decrees 

appointments, 46-7 . 14C 

deed book, 69, 33G 

general assembly, 64, 31G 

mortgage books, 63, 31E 

old records, 67, 32D 

original probate papers, 41, 13P 

probate record, 47-50 . 14F 

superior court, 51, 14G 

supreme court, 41, 51, 13G, 14H 
Deeds 

and insurance, 75 » 43 

burial lot, 75, 42 



Deeds (continued) 

deed book, 68-70 . 33 

mortgage books, 63-4 . 31F 

old records, 67, 32E 

personal property 
mortgages, 72, 34D 

tcwn council petitions, 91, 104J 
Director of 

mothers » welfare, 130 

public welfare, 123 

unemployment relief, 124 
Directory 

office fees and street, 75, 44 

street, 95, 108 
Disbursements 

treasurer's, 105-6 . 141 

treasurer's (school), 106, 144 
Discharges, sheriff's 

bonds and, 73, 36 
Dockets, 58 

probate, 58, 22 
Dog* officer, 139-40 
Draft examiners 

minutes of proceedings, 96, 109 
Election, 14 

papers, 89, 100 

returns, 88, 97 
Elections, supervisors of, 139 
Engineer, resident, 138. 231 
Engineer, town, 141 
E. R. A. 

applications for work 
relief, 125, 199 

assignment and identification 
card, 126, 202 
Exemptions, veterans, 97^, 114 
Expenditures 

for general control, 114 . 167 

general, 115 . 170 

salary, 114 . 168 
Fees, office, 75, 44 
Fence viewers, 132 
Field driver, 149 
Fifth school district, 148-9 . 251 
File, case numbers, 126, 204 
Files of the sewer 

coffltnission, 138 . 232 
Fire companies, 142-8 . 233-50 
Fire marshal, 150 
Fire records and reports, 142-6 . 

234-5, 237-8, 240-1, 243-4, 246-7 



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Foreign wills 

recording of, 56, 14P 
Forest warden, 141 
Fruit Hill Fire Company, 

USHt, 239-41 
Gauger of casks, 149 
General Assembly decrees, 64, 31G 
General expenditures, 115 ^ 170 
General ledger, 120, 188 
General treasurer 

receipts, 83, 75 
Geneva Fire Company, 

144-5 , 242-4 
Graniteville Improvement 

Protective Association, 146 
Graniteville Volunteer Fire 

Association, 146 
Grantee *s index, 76^, 48, 50 
Grantor's index, TJB, 47, 49 
Graystone Fire Engine . 

Company, 146 
Guardian's bonds, 58, 20 
Guardianship bonds, 57, 18 
Health officer, 130-1 
High school attendance, 115, 172 
Highway bonds, 81, 67 
Highways, commissioner of, 138-9 
Historical sketch, 1^ 
Hunting licenses 

old, 84, 76 

receipts for fees, 83, 75 

returns, 83, 74 

town clerk, 82-83, 73 
Identification cards, 126, 203 
Index 

assessors' valuation 
cards, 98, 116 

attachment, 73, 37 

to births, 80-81 , 62 

to council records, 39_, 12 

to deaths, 81, 63 

grantee's, 76, 48-, 50 

grantor's, 76, 47, 49 

to highways, 38, 11 

to land records, 76 , 46 

map, to assessors' plats, 98, 115 

to marriages, 81, 64 

office guide to individual 
case numbers, 130, 217 

to owners of real estate, 98, 117 

to plats and plans, 87_, 90-94 



Index (continued) 

probate, 59, 25 

to probate estates, 59, 24 

to probate records, 59, 23 

to streets, 96, 110 
Inheritance liens 

state tax, 74, 39 
Inspector of 

beef, 141 

bridges, 150 

buildings, 134 

lime, 149 

milk, 150 

nuisances, 149 

oils, 150 

plumbing, 135 
Insurance, deeds and, 75, 43 
Inventories 

acceptance of, 51, 14J 

and warrants, 44, 51, 13L, 14K 

appraiser's 

warrants and, 59-60 > 27-8 

school, 122 , 195 

town council petitions, 91, 104K 
Juries and militia, 36-37 , 5, 6 
Jury book, 36, 5 
Juvenile cases. 111 , 157 
Leases 

deed book, 70, 33-1 

mortgage books, 64, 31H 

old records, 68, 32F 

personal property mortgages, 72, 34E 
Ledger 

general, 120 , 188 

public welfare, 106-7 , 146 

school, 106, 143 
Letters 

original probate papers, 41, 13H 

probate, 55, 14M 

testamentary, 59, 26 
License 

book, 36, 4 

returns, fishing, 82-83, 70 

returns, hunting, 83, 74 
Licenses 

beverage, 84, 77 

council records, 34, 3F 

dog, 84, 78 

fishing, 83, 84, 71, 76 

hunting, 83, 73 

miscellaneous, 85, 81 



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Licenses (continued) 

old hunting, 84, 76 

peddlers', 84, 79 
Lien notices, state, 74, 38 

tax, 74, 39 
Liens, 74, 40 
Lists 

town council petitions, 91, 104L 
lymansville Fire Company, 

145-6 . 245-7 
Map, political, 86-7 , 89 
Maps 

use of property, 152 , 218 

zoning, 132, 219 
Maps and plats 

assessors of taxes, 98, 118-9 

sewer commission, 157, 228-9 

town clerk, 85-7 , 84-94 
Marieville Fire Company, 142 , 255 
Marriages, 77-81, 51-64 
Master control cards, 128, 210-11 
Measurer 

of plaster, painting, and 
tin work, 150 

of wood, 149 
Meetings 

elective, 10 

financial, 10 
Militia 

enrolled, 56-7 , 6 

enrollment officer, 150 

juries and, 56-7 , 5, 6 
Milk inspector, 150 
Mineral Spring Turnpike 

Corporation book, 89, 105 
Minutes 

Centerdale Fire Company, 145, 256 

deed book, 70, 55J 

of draft examiners, 96^, 109 

fifth school district 
meetings, 149 , 251 

Fruit Hill Fire Company, 
144 . 259 

Geneva Fire Company, liiSi 242 

I^ymansville Fire Company, 
146 , 245 

Marioville Fire Company, 142, 255 

of meetings (tax assessor si 
97, 111 

mortage book, 64-5 , 51-1 



Minutes (continued) 

Eawtucket fire district, 147 , 248 

school committee, 115 , 165 

sewer commission, 157, 227 

tax assessors, 97^, 111 

town council, 28-56 , 5 

town council petitions, 91, 104M 

town meeting record, 11, 1 

of Union Library 
Association, 95, 105 
Miscellaneous data 

construction data on new 
high school, 117, 181 

council records, 36, 5L 

deed book, 2if 33^ 

mortgage books, 66-7 , 51S 

old records, 68, 52K 

original probate papers, 44-5 , 15Q 

personal property 
mortgages, 72-5 , 54G 

petitions, 16-17, IL 

probate record, 56-7, 14W, 

records, 116 , 175 

resident engineers, 158, 251 

superintendent of 
schools, 122, 195-6 

tax assessors, 99, 122 

town council, 19, 2 

town council petitions, 94-5 , 104AB 

town meeting record, 17-18 , IM 
Moderator, town, 10 
Mortgage books, 61-7 , 51 
Mortgages 

deed book, 70, 55K 

mortgage books, JS5, 5U 

old records, 68, 52G 

personal property, 71, 54 
Motor Vehicle accident 

reports. 111 , 161 
Motor violation reports. 111 , 160 
Moving permits, 85, 85 
Nomination Papers, 88, 98 
Note registers, 81, 104 , 66, 156 
Notices 

deed book, 70, 55L 

state lien, 74, 58 

of tax sales, 102, 129 

town council petitions, 91, 104-0 
Nurse, school, 122, 195 
Office fees, 75, 44 



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Officer to provide for burial 

of honorably discharged soldiers, 

sailors, and marines, 131 
OiHiers 

council records, 34, 3G 

town meeting record, 15, IH 
Ordinances, town council, 37, 7 
P&cker 

of beef, pork, and fish, 149 

of fish, 149 
Paid bills, 106 , 145 
Park commissioner, 139 
Partnerships 

corporations and, 82, 34 
Bawtucket 

engine corporation 
records, 148 , 250 

fire district, 147-8 , 248-50 
Pending suits, 75> 45 
Peimits 

building, 134-5 , 221 

council records, 34-35 , 3H 

to install plumbing, 136 , 225 

moving, 85, 82 

water, 85, 83 
Personal property mortgages, 71, 34 
Petitions 

council records, 35, 3J 

miscellaneous, 16, IL 

mortgage books, 65, 31K 

original probate papers, 41, 13-1 

probate record, 51-55 , 14L 

town council 

(miscellaneous), 90, 104 
Physical record, 116 . 174 
Physician, town, 150 
Plans 

and profiles, 85-86 , 85 

town council petitions, 93^, 104Q 
Plat 

cards, assessor's, 98, 118 

map of town, 86, 86 
Plats 

and plans, 70-71 , 33M 

of land, index map to, 87, 93 

map index to assessor's, ^, 115 

mortgage books, 65, 31L 

old records, 68, 32H 

plans and profiles, 86, 87 

received for record, 85^^6 , 84, 88 
Plumbing inspector, 135-6 , 223-6 



Police 

chief of, 109 

constable, 109 

records, 110, 152 
Pound Keeper, 140 
Presidents of fi rewards, 147 , 248 
Prisoner's statements, 111, 159 
Probate 

letters, 55, 14M 

papers, 39-45 . 13 

record, 45, 14 

record of wills, 60, 29 
Proceedings, probate 

record, 45-57 , 14 
Prosecuting officers under 

act of state charities 
and correction, 150 

cruelty to children, 150 

liquor laws, 150 

tramp act, 150 
Protest against granting 

licenses, 93, 104R 
Public school 

budget, 119, 183 

cash books, 114 , 120 , 166, 189 
Public Utility Corporations 

petitions and plans, 38, 9 
Pupils' records, 117, 176 
Receipted bills, 44, 13 J 
Receipts 

commodity, 128 , 209 

mortgage books, 65, 31M 
Receiving book, 61, 30 
Record 

physical, 116, 174 

school committee meeting, 113 , 163 

of votes, town meeting, 15, l-I 

of wills, probate, 60, 29 
Records 

chief of police, 109-12, 150-62 

council, 28-36 , 3 

fire, 142-46. 234, 237, 240, 
243, 246 

miscellaneous, 116 , 122, 175, 195 

Pawtucket Engine 

corporation, 148 , 250 

Pawtucket Fire District, 147, 249 

police, 110 , 152 

pupils', 117 , 176 

relief expense, 127-8 , 208 

scholastic, 117 , 177 



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Records (continued) 

school committee, 116-7 , 174-9 
temperature^ 121 , 193 
treasurer's cash book, 148 . 250 

Register 

medical, 88, 96 

note, town clerk, 81, 66 

note, town treasurer, 104, 136 

project, 127 , 207 

sclfool, 115-6 , 173 

teachers', 117, 179 

Registration and 

attendance, 115-6 , 172-3 

Registry 

book, 89, 101-2 

of clergymen, 88, 95 

Releases 

deed book, 71, 32N 
mortgage books, 66, 31N 
old records, 68, 32-1 

Relief 

applications, 128, 210-11 
applications for work, 125 , 199 
cases, 127, 206 

master control cards, 128 r 810-11 
recipients, 126, 202 
recommendations for S. U. R. , 
129 , 214-5 

Report 

accident, 111-12 , 162 
books, inspector's, 137, 230 
school department, 117, 177 
substitute's (teacher), 121, 191 

Reports 

auditor's, 37, 8 

building inspectors', 155 , 222 

of committees, 15, 93-4 , U, 104T 

council records, 35-6 , 3K 

deed books, 71, 33-0 

fire, 1^, 235 

inspector of plumbing, 136, 226 

mortgage books, 66, 31-0 

motor vehicle accident. 111 , 161 

motor violations. 111 , 160 

old records, 68, 32 J 

probate record, 55-6 , 14N 

of relief expenses, 127-8, 208 

town council petitions, 93, 104S 

town officers', 15-16 , IK 

of town officers 

and agencies, 94', 104U 



Reports (continued) 

warrants and, 44, 13M-N 

weekly attendance, 121-2 , 194 
Resignations, 44, 13K 
Resolutions, 94, 104V 
salary expenditures, 114-5 , 168 
Scavenger, 149 
School 

attendance, high, 115 , 172 

budget, public, 119 , 183 

census 

school committee, 114 , 165 
superintendent, 119 , 184-5 

census enumerator, 123 

committee, 112-13 

committee records, 122, 195 

department, 117, 178 

fifth district, 148-9. 251 

inventories, 122, 195 

ledger, 106, 143 
Schools 

superintendent of, 118 
Sealer of leather, 149 
Sealer of weights and measures, 133 
Sergeant, town, 108 
Sewer commission, 136-7 
Sewers, sanitary, 137 . 227-8 
Sexton, 150 
Slater, Samuel 

allowing will of, 63, 31E 
Social service 

cases, 127 , 205-6 

exchange slips, 129, 212 
Statements, prisoner's. 111 , 159 
Stove-pipe coranittee, 149 
Street directory, 95, 108 

office fees and, 75, 44 
Stubs, check, 105, 139 
Substitute's report, teacher, 

121 , 191 
Suits, pending, 75, 45 
Superintendent 

of board of health, 150 

of schools, 118 
Supervisors of elections, 139 
Supplementary aid, 129, 212 
Sureties, accepting, 51, 14-1 
Surveyor 

of boards, planks and timber, 149 

town, 150