Glimpses of Life in Sullivan, Illinois
During The Civil War and Until 1869

THE published history of life in Sullivan, Illinois, during the Civil War years and the period of Reconstruction is surprisingly thin. The principal source of information about Nineteenth Century Moultrie County is The Combined History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois, published in Philadelphia in 1881. Most of this book, however, is about the two counties and their townships -- as well as the people, businesses, churches and schools located in them. The focus is not on the towns and villages which grew up in these two counties. Of the over 300 pages of text in the Combined History, less than three are devoted specifically to the village of Sullivan (pp. 182-184), with only a couple of paragraphs relating to its governance or legal status. With respect to organization and governance, the Combined History reports simply that (p. 183):

"Sullivan was first incorporated under the general law as a
village, in the winter of 1850. The records were burned with the
court-house, and we were unable to collect all of the desired
information. John A. Freeland, John Perryman and J.W. Ross
were three of the first trustees elected. Charles White was the
first constable. The last trustees were T.M. Bushfield, President;
W.B. Kilner, Peter Cofer, Milton Tichenor, J.H. Waggoner and
J.H. Shockey; E.Hall, clerk.

"In the winter of 1872 the place was incorporated as a city, having a
mayor and council. Those first elected were -- Victor Thompson,
Mayor; James R. Duncan, S. Brightman, A.A. Fredrick, W. Kirkwood,
B.S. Jennings, William Thuneman, aldermen; Edwin Hall, clerk; A.B.
Lee, city attorney; C.L. Roane, treasurer; Washington Linder, city
marshal, and T.M. Bushfield, street commissioner. Present officers
[1880-1881] are -- William Kirkwood, Mayor; J.H. Waggoner, W.P.
Corbin, Dr. T.Y. Lewis, James R. Duncan, C.N. Snyder, B.S.
Jennings, aldermen; S.M. Smyser, city attorney; E.H. Hall, Clerk;
Dock Patterson, city marshal; C.L. Roane, treasurer.

In fact, as the Combined History made clear, Sullivan's history predates its incorporation in 1872. The first settlers of European extraction arrived in what is now Moultrie County in 1826, as described in the introduction to The Whitley Point Record Book (Chicago, 1996). Moultrie County was organized as a separate county in February 1843, most of it having been broken off from Shelby County, with that piece then supplemented by chunks from Macon and Coles Counties.

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It took two years to select a county seat for the new county. The decision was made at a meeting of the county commissioners in March 1845, during which the commissioners not only picked a site for the new town, but also agreed on the name, "Sullivan" -- after General John Sullivan, of Revolutionary War fame.

The location of the site for the new country seat was heavily affected by the shape of the new county. Initially, it was proposed that the new Moultrie County include a wide strip of townships from the west side of Coles County. However, some of the citizens of Charleston objected to this, and the promoters of the new county acquiesced in order to present to the Illinois General Assembly an uncontroversial proposal. In his Notes on the History of Moultrie County and Sullivan, Illinois (Sullivan, 1990), I.J. Martin observed that if the four Coles townships had not been eliminated, other locations more centrally located -- such as the town of Nelson -- would likely have been better candidates to become the new county seat, in which case the town of Sullivan would not have existed. Notes, Martin, I.J., p. 22.

Given the shape of the new county, there were several candidates for the site of the county seat: Nelson, Glasgow (a town platted a few years earlier, one and one-half miles south of Sullivan), and a third place "at or near Asa's Point." This third place was selected, and was given the name, "Sullivan." The Sullivan townsite was purchased from Philo Hale for $100 by several prominent citizens, who then donated the land to the county. The tract was then surveyed into lots, the first ones of which were sold at auction March 7, 1845.

From 1845 until 1850, Sullivan had no corporate existence. As noted in the passage from the Combined History quoted above, Sullivan was not incorporated as a village under the general state incorporation law until the winter of 1850. Thus, between 1845 and 1850, the people of the village depended for law enforcement on the justice of the peace, sheriff and other officers of Moultrie County appointed by the County Commissioners.

Then in 1850 the newly-incorporated village began to act through its own board of trustees. The first board, according to the Combined History, consisted of three members -- Messrs. Freeland, Perryman and Ross.

In his Notes on the History of Moultrie County and Sullivan, Illinois, I.J. Martin explained the absence of much information about the new village for the period following its incorporation in 1850 (p. 46):

"We have no official record of the first sixteen years following 1845
because the records were destroyed in the court house fire in November
1864. It is said the City Clerk was usually also employed as County
Clerk, and the records were kept in the county office.

"The earliest record begins in the year 1861, and was kept in a little
book that in some way escaped the fire. This record shows that in 1861

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or before, there had been established a town or village government with
a board of trustees and other officers."
The "little book that in some way escaped the fire" did not surface until the summer of 1996. My Mother -- Ruth Martin -- died that spring, and it was left to my brother, Philip, and me to clean out the family house at 108 East Jackson Street. In the attic, there were boxes of family papers and records that had not been examined for decades. In one of those boxes, along with other material relating to the family or events in Sullivan, was the little manuscript record book to which I.J. Martin had referred.

The full copy of the text appears below. The reason for making the complete text available is to permit readers to review the full text for information about their ancestors and also to draw their own conclusions about what life was like in the little town during the War years and after. However, I cannot resist making a few not-terribly-remarkable observations.

First, Sullivan must have been at times a lively -- even raucous -- town. Just as in the middle ages the construction of large and expensive defensive castle structures enables historians to infer something about the nature of society when those structures were built, one may fairly perceive conditions of local disorder underlying such ordinances as the following:

  • the imposition in 1861 on the Town Constable of a duty "to quell all disturbances, and to take into immediate custody" all offenders;
  • the decision in 1863 to appoint a special police force of 14 men to help the Constable preserve order within the village;
  • the enactment in 1865 of an ordinance outlawing wilful disturbance of inhabitants "by hallowing, singing obscene songs or shouting, or by making loud and unusual noises or by traducing, challenging to fight, quarreling with or threatening to impair the person, or property of another"; and the further provision that those convicted of such offenses might upon conviction be committed "to the calaboose" until the fines are paid;
  • the appointment in 1866 of eleven named individuals as special policemen to assist the Constable "in putting down riots and Suppressing disturbances."

As Walter Eden (1862-1932), once Mayor of Sullivan, wrote about the period of the 1860's in his soon-to-be published memoirs,

"When I was a little boy and even after I had grown up, Sullivan
was a pretty wild town. In the early days, the north side of the
square was almost all saloons. We had "sod corn row" there. I
remember it well .... The young men from the Lakey Bend and
Jonathan Creek neighborhoods always had a grudge against each

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other, and on Saturdays would meet at Sullivan. When they got
drunk enough, which always happened when they came to town,
there would always be several fights on the public square."
Second, the number of licenses granted to taverns helps explain the rambunctiousness of the local populace. It also suggests the tension which must have existed in the minds of the trustees: on the one hand, they certainly knew that drinking often led to mischief and riot, but on the other, they depended on the license fees generated by the licenses -- fees needed to pay for the civic improvements that are recorded in the minutes.

Third, these civic improvements show that the village fathers were still, at this early stage in Sullivan's history, occupied with making fairly basic improvements. In 1861 they spent money to place the "public wells" in "good order." Later that year as well as in subsequent years, they authorized expenditures for work on bridges, wells, sidewalks, street crossings and streets. In 1868 they acquired $300 worth of stock in "the Sullivan Artesian Well enterprise in the Courtyard" -- presumably to build or maintain the public well located at the northwest corner of the square.

Not only did they spend money on such projects, but they also directed the residents to work on or pay for such projects themselves. Thus, there are several recorded acts of directing residents to make or repair sidewalks at their own expense, and of ordering able-bodied male citizens to work four days on the streets of the town during a particular calendar year.

On at least two occasions, in 1867 and 1868, the Trustees ordained that groups of named individuals remove "filth" from the streets and alleys of the town.

Fourth, from our vantage point at the end of the Twentieth Century, we tend to view our political history as one of increasing government regulation -- moving from a relatively unregulated society during the early years of the country and the Nineteenth Century, to one of increasingly vexatious governmental intrusiveness at all levels, particularly since the Depression and the Second World War. The record of town governance in Sullivan during the Civil War and post-war years mildly qualifies that view by suggesting that even in those early days, the town fathers were not unwilling to regulate or intrude, particularly when the object was to raise licensing revenue. The requirement by the Trustees that all able-bodied adult males work on the roads is one which today would shock the consciences of many defenders of vigorous government. Similarly, the fact that the Trustees in 1861 granted permission to a local resident "to build a rick of wood ... along the west side of his storehouse" clearly implies that without such permission, the rick could not have been built -- which might have been viewed in a pre-land-use-planning era as an intrusion on local property rights. And the order allowing a resident in 1869 "the privilege of Fencing the Piece of Land owned by him on the East side of Town" again suggests that in the absence of the order, the fence might not lawfully have been built.

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Today, it is not unusual for cities to have leash laws requiring that dogs and other pets be restrained. One might have expected the Nineteenth Century to take a more libertarian view. Yet we find the Trustees directing in 1863 that "all persons owning dogs shall prohibit the same from running at large ... for the space of fifteen days." Any violators were subject to having their dogs killed. (One may surmise from the limited period of the leash requirement that it was related to a temporary sanitation or health concern -- perhaps fear of rabies.) Perhaps less surprisingly, the Trustees ordained in 1867 that it was unlawful for owners of any horse, mare, colt, mule or ass to run at large within the town. The Constable was authorized to impound such animals and charge the costs of room and board to their owners.

On the revenue side, in addition to licensing and taxing sellers of liquor, the Trustees in 1867 imposed a tax on "all transient (sic) or traveling Doctors, physicians or surgeons excepting Dentists plying their vocation" in Sullivan. The exclusion of resident doctors from this tax suggests either favoritism for the locals or -- possibly -- leveling the playing field by taxing the visitors to the same extent that the locals were subjected to tax by some other ordinance. The exception for travelling dentists suggests that there were no resident dentists -- or, perhaps, that they were not as adept as the physicians in erecting barriers to competition.

The Trustees taxed not only liquor and the practice of medicine but also the provision of certain entertainments. Thus, in 1863, the Trustees issued a license for $15 to a traveling circus to exhibit in Sullivan. Also, in 1866 and again in 1868 they ordered that a license be acquired at the rate of $25 per year by anyone "for each Billiard Table or Bagatelle." (Note: "bagatelle" a French word, from the Italian "bagatella" -- referring to any of various games involving the rolling of balls into scoring areas.)

On April 12, 1869, appears the last entry in the record book -- recording a "special meeting" of the Board. It notes that "the new Board having been Elected ... this Board adjourned maybe never to meet again." As the Combined History makes clear (in the passage first quoted above), Sullivan was chartered as a City in 1872, with the result that the duties previously exercised by the Trustees were taken over by the Mayor and City Council. Thus, the end of the record in 1869 coincides not with this change, but rather with the assumption of responsibility by a new group of Trustees. Presumably, a new Secretary began to keep the record in some other journal.

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Minutes of the Board of Trustees
of the Town of Sullivan, Illinois

Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan met at A. Thomason's office March 29, 1861. Present:

A.B. Lee, President
A.L. Kellar, A.N. Smyser, A. Thomason, & C. B. Steele, Clerk.
On motion the following ordinances were adopted by the board and ordered to be printed in the Moultrie County Gazette.

Article 4.

Section 1. The Treasurer shall give bond in the sum of five hundred dollars.

Section 2. All money which shall at any time become due to said corporation, and all fines, forfeitures and penalties enacted by any ordinance of the Board of Trustees, and collected after suit or otherwise, shall be paid to said Treasurer, for the use o f said corporation.

Section 3. He shall collect all money due the corporation, keep an account of all monies received and disposed by him, showing the date of the receipt or disbursement thereof, of whom received, and on what account, to whom paid, and for what purpose, and he shall not pay out any money, except upon the production to him of an order from the Board of Trustees, signed by the President and countersigned by the Clerk.

Section 4. The Treasurer shall when required by the board, exhibit to them a copy or abstract of his accounts, and at the regular meeting in March, shall make a detailed report of the receipts and disbursements for the year immediately preceeding such re port.

Section 5. The Treasurer shall be entitled to two per cent upon all monies that shall come into his possession as such officer, and to such compensation as may be allowed him by order of the Board.

Article 5.

Section 1. The Town Constable shall give bond in the sum of five hundred dollars.

Section 2. It shalll be his duty to see that the peace of the Town is kept, to quell all disturbances, and to take into immediate custody and bring forthwith before the Police Magistrate of said town, with or without a writ, all offenders or violators of the laws and ordinances of the said town; and for the purpose of enabling the town constable to

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carry into effect this, and other ordinances of the corporation, he is further authorized to call to his aid any male resident of the town, and if said person shall fail or refuse to aid the town constable when called [...]

On motion board adjourned.

C.B. Steele Clerk
Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan met at A.B. Lee's office, April 2, 1861. Present:

A.B. Lee, President

A.L. Kellar, A.N. Smyser, A. Thomason, and C.B. Steele, Clerk.

On motion the following ordinance were [sic] adopted, and ordered to be published in the Moultrie County Gazette.

[missing]
On motion, adjourned.

C.B. Steele, Clerk
Trustees of the town of Sullivan met at A. Thomason's office April 4, 1861. Present:

A.B. Lee, President

A.L. Kellar, A. Thomason, A.N. Smyser and E. Hermt[?],

The Street Commissioner presented his report, which on motion was received and placed on file.

On motion the order of the board allowing S.H. Morell $21.00 was cancelled, and the clerk ordered to draw and order in favor of said Morell for $14.84.

On motion clerk ordered to draw order in favor of B.B. Pedicord for $2.75.

On motion clerk ordered to draw order in favor of J.B. Shepherd for $1.00.

A.L. Kellar, A. Thomason, J.B. Shepherd and John Perryman having been elected Trustees for the ensuing year, presented themselves, and had the oath of office administered to them by A.B. Lee Esq., Whereupon the old board adjourned sine die.

C.B. Steele, Clerk.

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The board of Trustees elected and qualified for the year 1861 met at A. Thomason's office April 4, 1861, and organized by electing A.L. Kellar, President, and appointing J.B. Shepherd Treasurer and C.B. Steele Clerk for the ensuing year.

On motion the following ordinance was adopted,

Be it ordained by the President and board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan that Section three Article Ten of the ordinances of said Town be amended by striking out (two) and existing (ten) following the second "within" and preceding the words, "days af ter the date of such notice."

On motion adjourned to meet Monday evening 8th inst. at two o'clock p.m.

C.B. Steele, Clerk.
May 17, 1861.

The Board of Trustees met at A. Thomason's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, Pres.

John Perryman, J.B. Shepherd and A. Thomason.

A.N. Smyser was elected clerk in place of C.B. Steele absent with the Army who on account of absence continued was removed. A.N. Smyser was also appointed attorney for the corporation.

Article 10th of the Town ordinances known as the "Hog Law" was repealed.

A.N. Smyser bill for printing and publishing the whole of the Town Ordinances up to Apl. 1, 1864 for Thirty five dollars was allowed and the clerk ordered to draw an order upon the Treasurer for said amount.

Bill of M. Badell for services 0.75/00 allowed and Clerk ordered to draw on Tr. for same.

A.N. Smyser, Clerk

May 20, 1861

Board of Trustees met at A. Thomason's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, Pres.

Thomason, J.B. Shepherd and John Perryman.

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Upon the presentation of a petition of 55 citizens of Sullivan for the reenaction of art. 10 of Town ordinances known as the Hog Law, it was reenacted.

Adjourned.

A.N. Smyser, Clerk
The notices of the above act of May 20 were posted by me as the statute required in three places. A.N. Smyser.

July 3, 1861

Board of Trustees met at Dr. A.L. Kellar's Office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, A. Thomason, John Perryman, H.F. Vadakin & A.N. Smyser, Clerk

On motion of John Perryman, license was granted to Lee Yarbrough & Elgnu [?] Reedy to sell intoxicating liquors for one year from in a house known as the Wilhite property, situate on lot no. __ Block no. __ of the original plat of the town of Sullivan, go od for one year from date of license.

Adjourned A.N. Smyser, Clk.
Met on July 8, 1861 at Dr. Kellar's office. Yarbrough & Reedy
paid for and took out license paying in cash
$50.00
Bal. of time not expired on Yarbrough's license 29.16
for Shutting up on 25 of Apl 20.00
Total $100.00
A.N. Smyser

July 12 1861. Board met at Dr. Kellar's office. Called meeting. Present,

H.F. Vadakin, John Perryman, J.B. Shepherd.
On motion the note held by Park and Sailor was taken up and an order drawn on the Treasurer for the amt. $29. Signed by J. Perryman Prest. Pro. tem.

Adjourned... A.N. Smyser, Clerk

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August 7, 1861

Board of Trustees met in the street.

President A.L. Kellar, John Perryman, H.F. Vadakin, A. Thomason, J.B. Shepherd.

On Motion of J. Perryman the street Com. is authorized to have the public wells put in good order enabling him to purchase such materials as are necessary for that purpose.

On Motion of J. Perryman, J.H. Waggoner's Bill for $2.50/100 dollars for printing a certain ordinance allowed and the clerk ordered to draw an order for the same. Also Mike Bodell's bill for burying hogs for the amount of $5.75/100 dollars allowed and Cl erk authorized to draw an order for the same.

On Motion of A. Thomason, Willis Lee was allowed a credit on his note due the corporation twenty five ($25) dollars for two month's ante date of hence before they were issued and twenty ($20) dollars for closing doors on the 25th day of April 1861 the who le credit being $45.00.

Adjourned. A.N. Smyser, Clerk.

Sept. 11, 1861

Board of Trustees met at the Gazette office. Present A.L. Kellar, A. Thomason, J.B. Shepherd, Jno. Perryman.

On Motion, B.B. Haydon was elected Town Constable.

On Motion of J.B. Shepherd, the Board adjourned.

A.N. Smyser, Clerk.
October 4, 1861.

Board met at Dr. Kellar's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, John Perryman, A. Thomason, A.N. Smyser, Clerk.
Mike Bodell presented bill for $24.50 which was allowed and the clerk ordered to draw an order for the same.

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Also one for two & a half dollars for work on street.

Adjourned. A.N. Smyser, Clerk.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1861.

Board of Trustees met at A. Thomason's office. Present,

A.Thomason, A.L. Kellar, John Perryman, J.B. Shepherd.

Application was made by Willis Lee for license to sell spirituous and malt liquors at retail in a house on Lot __ No. __ in Block __.

On Motion of J.B. Shepherd, Resolved that as soon as said Willis Lee shall pay to the Treasurer of the board the balance due from him to said board for former license, the Clerk shall be and is hereby authorized to issue license to said Lee for the above purpose, upon payment to him of one hundred dollars for the same for one year or at the same rate for six months.

On Motion of J.B. Shepherd, permission is given to John Perryman to build a rick of wood four feet wide along the west side of his storehouse to be allowed to remain there as long as he may desire, unless otherwise ordered by this Board. In such case, re asonable notice to remove the same shall be given to said John Perryman.

On motion, adjourned till the next regular meeting.

A.N. Smyser, Clk.

December 4, 1861

Board of Trustees of Sullivan met at A.N. Smysers (Clks) office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, Jno. Perryman, A. Thomason &

A.N. Smyser, Clk.

On motion, John Perryman was elected Treasurer in stead of Jno. B. Shepherd resigned.

On motion A.N. Smyser's claim for services as Clerk of the Board up to this day inclusive Four Dollars & Fifty cents was allowed and Clk ordered to draw an order for the same.

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Adjourned. A.L. Kellar Pres.
A.N. Smyser, Clk.

December 10, 1861

Board of Trustees of Sullivan met at A.N. Smyser's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, John Perryman & John B. Shepherd & the clerk.

Michael Bodell presented a bill for three dollars for work on Bridges by order of the Street Commissioner. On motion of A. Thomason, allowed.

Also a bill for two Dollars for burying hogs, which on motion of John Perryman was rejected.

On motion of J.B. Shepherd, Adjourned.

A.N. Smyser, Clk.

December 21, 1861

Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan met at the County Clerk's Office upon the call of the President to settle with Willis Lee.

Present,

A.L. Kellar, Prest., John Perryman and Arnold Thomason & J.B. Shepherd.

Whereas Willis Lee has paid to the Treasurer of this Board One Hundred Dollars in full of our demand against him for Grocery license, ordered that a certain assignment made by said Willis Lee of a certain certificate of sale made by the Sheriff of Moultri e County to the said Willis Lee of the lands of Daniel Kercheval, which was assigned to the President and Trustees of the town of Sullivan, be and the same is hereby cancelled and reassigned back to the said Willis Lee.

Adjourned. A.L. Kellar, Prest.
Attest. A.N. Smyser, Clerk

December 26, 1861.

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Board of Trustees met at A.N. Smyser's office upon the call of the President to receive the report of the Street Commissioner. Present,

A.L. Kellar, J.B. Shepherd, Jno. Perryman & A.N. Smyser, Clerk.

E.D. Cleveland presented the report of his doings as Street Commissioner for the year ending Sept. 1, 1861, by which it appears that during his year there were expended upon the roads in his district __ days at $__.

Paid cash for labor.
Worked on the roads 18 days at 2.00 per day$36.00
Extra work7.37
Total$43.37

On motion, order drawn for $43.37 in favor of E.D. Cleveland.

Bills for 43.37 recd & ordered to file.
On motion Report Recd & placed on file.
On motion, adjourned.
Attest. A.N. Smyser, Clk.     A.L. Kellar Pres.

Febry 3, 1862.

Board of Trustees met at A.N. Smyser's office. Present,

John Perryman, John B. Shepherd & A.L. Kellar & the Clerk.

Dr. H.J. Rawson presented a bill for $6.50 for work on well. Allowed.

J.H. Waggoner presented bill for $2.50 for publishing an ordinance in 1860.

Clerk ordered to draw orders for above.

Adjourned.

A.N. Smyser, Clerk.

April 9, 1862.

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The Board of Trustees as elected on Monday April 7, met at A.N. Smyser's office and were Sworn into office by E.D. Cleveland Esq. J.P. Names as follows: John Perryman, A.L. Kellar, J.H. Snyder, J.B. Shepherd & H.F. Vadakin.

On motion of J. Perryman, A.L. Kellar was elected President.

On motion of J.B. Shepherd, John Perryman was elected Treasurer.

On motion of J.B. Shepherd, A.N. Smyser was elected Town Clerk and Attorney J.W. Kendall was elected Town Constable. E.D. Cleveland was elected Street Commissioner.

Ordered that H.F. Vadakin be allowed one dollar and six cents for nails furnished for well.

Ordered by the Board that S.M. Green be allowed three dollars & 75/100 for labor on streets in 1861.

Ordered that from and after the 8th day of April A.D. 1862, the town Clerk shall receive fifty cents for each bond of any kind and one dollar for each grocery or other license issued by him, such fees to be paid by the person for whom such bond is made or license issued.

Ordered that the Street Commissioner shall be allowed two dollars for each day service as such Street Commissioner.

Ordered that each able bodied male person over the age of 21 and under 50 years of age shall be required to perform four days labor upon the streets, roads, and alleys, which it is the duty of the Street Commissioner to keep in order under the act of inco rporation, or shall pay one dollar for each days work to the street commissioner in lieu of such labor, which shall be controlled by the Street Commissioner.

Ordered that the Board now adjourn.

A.N. Smyser, Clerk

July 8, 1862.

Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan met at A.N. Smyser's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, John Perryman & H.F. Vadakin & A.N. Smyser, Clerk.
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On this day, Lee Yarbrough's license having expired, he applied for Grocery License for one year to sell liquors in the house now occupied by him in Lot 5 in Block 8 -- known as the Wilhite property.

On motion of John Perryman, license is granted to Lee Yarbrough for one year for one hundred dollars in accordance with his above request.

Ordered that the street commissioner be required to proceed immediately to complete the sidewalk along the west side of Block No. 11 and across the street to the Southwest corner of Block 10 in this Town, and also along the east side of Block No. 4 to the Presbyterian Church.

Adjourned to next meeting in course,

August 7, 1862

Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan met at A.N. Smyser's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, Prest., John Perryman, J.B. Shepherd & H.F. Vadakin & A.N. Smyser Clerk.

On motion of H.F. Vadakin, Ordered that the St. Com. proceed immediately to examine all the sidewalks in the limits of the town and make such repairs as may be necessary upon the same and that he give ten days notice to each person owning property upon th e line of any of said walks to make repairs to such walks within said time or in case of their neglect or refusal, to proceed to make or repair the same at the expense of said owner of lands or town lots.

A.L. Kellar, Pres.
A.N. Smyser, Clk.

Monday, August 11, 1862

Board of Trustees of Sullivan met at A.N. Smyser's office.

The whole board except J.H. Snyder being present, Abm. W. Thompson made application for license to sell ale and beer for six months in a house on the N 1/2 of Lot 5 in Block 13.

On motion of J.B. Shepherd the Clerk is authorized to issue license to said A.W. Thompson to sell ale, beer & other malt liquors for six months from the date of such license in the house above described for six dollars.

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On motion, the Board now adjourns.

A.N. Smyser Clk.A.L. Kellar Pres.

Jan. 16, 1863

Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan met at the clerk's office. Present,

A.L. Kellar, President

John Perryman, J.H. Snyder, J.B. Shepherd & H.F. Vadakin & Hugh F. Smyser, Clerk Pro tem

On motion of J.H. Snyder, Ordered that the street commissioner be notified to build a sidewalk from the style on the south side of the Courthouse Yard across the street south to the sidewalk in front of A. Steven's Drug store. Also to raise the sidewalk from the west stile of the court house yard across the street west so that it will be level with or above the top of the street. Also to build a sidewalk across the east end of the alley between John R. Eden's & Wm. Shepherd's.

Also to build a sidewalk across the street between Samuel Wright's & John Perryman's property (said sidewalk running north & south).

Ordered that the street commissioner be instructed to notify Frederick Hoke & Sowyel M. Green to complete the sidewalk running from the northwest corner of said Fredk Hoke's stable to the southwest corner of Sowyel M. Green's lot on which his residence is situated. Also that said commissioner notify Sowyel M. Green to complete the sidewalk on the south side of his residence.

Ordered that the street commissioner build a sidewalk across the west end alley between E. A. Lilly's & Lafayette Steward's property.

On motion J.H. Snyder it was ordered that Slim [?] T. Johnson be appointed Clerk of the Board.

Ordered that the Board adjourn till the first Wednesday of next month.

H.F. Smyser, Clk Pro tem A.L. Kellar Pres.

January 19, 1863

Board of Trustees met at Dr. Kellar's office. Present,

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A.L. Kellar, President
J. Perryman, J.H. Snyder, H.F. Vadakin

Ordered that Willis Lee be granted license to sell spirituous liquors in less quantity than one gallon for the term of one year for seventy five Dollars by paying over that amt. to the Treasurer.

[Note added] Not granted.
Adjourned A.L. Kellar Pres.
S.T. Johnson Clerk

Brf.[?] an order of the President and Board of Trustees, Willis Lee was granted license to retail Spirituous or malt liquors in the Town of Sullivan for the term of one year from the 10th day of February 1863 for the sum of Fifty Dollars, one half cash an d the Ballance in three months from the date of this for which the Clerk took Willis Lee's note for that amt.

S.T. Johnson Clerk

April 7, 1863

Board of Trustees met at the Court house. Present,

A.L. Kellar President
John Perryman, Joseph Snyder

1st. Ordered that Jonathan Patterson be allowed two Dollars & 75/100 for Timber furnished for Building a Bridge. Amt. of Timber 11 Loggs from 12 to 14 feet long.

2d. Ordered that William Patterson be allowed two Dollars & 75/100 for Timber furnished the Corporation of Sullivan for Building a Bridge. Amt. of Timber 10 Loggs from 12 to 14 feet long.

3d. Ordered that James Elder be allowed two Dollars & 25/100 for Timber furnished the Corporation of Sullivan.

4th. Ordered that E.D. Cleveland be allowed twenty three Dollars & 75/100 for services as Street Commissioner of the Town of Sullivan and the Clerk ordered to Draw orders for the Different orders made during the meeting.

Adjourned to initiate a new Board of Trustees.

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S.T. Johnson Clerk.

April 10, 1863

Board Trustees met at the Court House. Present,

A.L. Kellar, John Meeker, J.E. Eden,
David Pifer.

On motion A.L. Kellar was elected President of the Board.

On motion John Meeker was elected Treasurer of the town of Sullivan and S.T. Johnson was elected Clerk for the term.

On motion S.T. Johnson was elected Town Constable.

On this day Thos. Freeman applyed for License to Retail Spirituous Liquors for the term of one year in the Building formerally occupied by Lee Sarbrough or Known as the Wilhite Property in Block No 8 in the Town of Sullivan on the payment of fifty Dollars to be Paid to the Treasurer.

On this day John R. McClure applyed for License to Sell Ale or Beer in the Building now occupied by him for the term of one year which was granted for the Sum of Ten Dollars to be Paid to the Treasurer.

On motion of J. Meeker, J.R. McClure be granted License to sell Spirituous Liquors for Medical Purposes only for the term of one year on the Payment of five Dollars to the Treasurer.

On motion of J.E. Eden, S.T. Johnson was appointed Street Commissioner for the term of one year.

Ordered that each mail Citizen be Required to work four days on the Streets of the Town of Sullivan in the year of 1863.

Adjourned till first Wednesday in May.

S.T. Johnson

April 22, 1863

Board of Trustees met at the Court House. Present,

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A.L. Kellar, John Meeker
J.E. Eden

On motion of J. Meeker Thomas Oliver granted License to Sell Ail or Beer for the term of one year by Paying the Sum of Ten Dollars to the Treasurer of the town and the Clerk ordered to issue his License.

On motion adjourned.S.T. Thompson, Clerk

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees held on the 30th day of April A.D. 1863, present A.L. Kellar, J.E. Eden, David Pifer and J. Meeker, the following proceedings were had.

On motion of J.E. Eden put and carried, It is ordered by the Board of Trustees that David Pifer be appointed Street Commissioner for the town of Sullivan in place of Simeon Johnson, absent to Bloomington.

J. Meeker Clerk pro tem.

May 6, 1863

At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, present, the whole Board. The following proceedings were had. S.T. Johnson Clerk absent.

On Motion of J.E. Eden it is ordered that the Sixth Section of Article nine of by laws be amended by striking out the word five and inserting in lieu thereof one hundred.

It is moved and carried that Joseph Titus be appointed Clerk of the Board.

It is ordered by the Board that Lee Yarbrough be appointed Town Constable in place of S.T. Johnson absent.

On motion of J.E. Eden, Board adjourned.

J. Meeker Clerk pro tem.

July 21, 1863

At a regular meeting of the board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, present, the whole board.

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The following proceedings were had.

On motion of J.E. Eden it is ordered that John B. Harrison be allowed an order upon the Treasurer for the sum of twenty seven and 43 1/2/100 dollars for lumber.

On motion of J.E. Eden, board adjourned.

Joseph B. Titus, Clk.

July 28, 1863

Board met at called meeting; present, A.L. Kellar, J.E. Eden, Joe Snyder, D. Pifer, J. Meeker.

On motion it is ordered that license issue to Latic [?] & Co's circus to exhibit in Sullivan August 8th 1863. Said circus to pay to the Treasurer the sum of $15.00

On motion H.F. Smyser appointed Clerk pro tem.

H.F. Smyser, Clk pro tem.

August 4, 1863

Board met at regular meeting.

On motion an ordinance was passed to the effect following:

Be it ordained by the President & Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that all persons owning dogs shall prohibit the same from running at large within the corporate limits of the Town of Sullivan for the space of fifteen days.

Any person violating this ordinance shall be liable to have their dogs killed, and pay for the removal of the same.

It shall be the duty of the Town Constable to have all such dogs killed and removed.

On motion Board adjourned.

Joseph B. Titus Clerk of the
Board of the Town of Sullivan
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August 22, 1863

Board met at special meeting.

On motion of J.H. Snyder a police force of Fourteen men was appointed to act in combination with the Town constable of the Town of Sullivan on the 27th day of August 1863 to preserve order within the limits of the corporation. The following persons were appointed: Steve Colligan, Saml Earp, Dan Patterson, Oliver Atchinson, John Martin, Wilford Hoke, Frank Huffman, John Hoke, James Wood, Bert Gerkin, A.L. Patterson, Israel Pifer, Mose Underwood, Bob Farmer.

On motion, Board adjourned.

J.B. Titus,
Clk of Board

Sept. 3, 1863

Board met and had the following business.

On motion it was ordered by the Board that Two Dollars be allowed Perry Goben[?] and Frank Huffman for repairs of Public Well, and that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for that amount in their favor.

On motion, Board adjourned.

J.B. Titus,
Clk of Board

Sept. 16, 1863

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had. Present:

A.L. Kellar, J.E. Eden, J.H. Snyder, J. Meeker
On motion of J. Meeker it was moved and seconded that license be granted William Freeman for the space of Twelve months to retail spirituous liquors for the sum of Fifty dollars.

Motion carried.
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On motion Board adjourned.

Joseph B. Titus, Clerk of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan

October 7, 1863

Board met this day being a regular meeting of the same. Present:

A.L. Kellar, D. Pifer, J.H. Snyder & J. Meeker
On motion of D. Pifer it was moved and carried that N.H. Gladville be granted license for a term of one year beginning on the 1st day of October 1863, for the sum of ten dollars to sell ale, beer, cider, and other malt liquors.

On motion it was moved and carried that William Patterson be allowed the sum of three dollars in full for timber received of him for repairing bridge.

On motion Board adjourned.

Joseph B. Titus
Clerk of Board

Nov. 4, 1863

Board met this day being a regular meeting of the same. Present:

A.L. Kellar, J.E. Eden, D. Pifer & J. Meeker.

On motion of J.E. Eden it was moved and carried that the Street commissioner procure a thousand feet of inch lumber and a thousand feet of 2 inch lumber, and also the necessary amount of scantling [?].

On motion of J. Meeker it was moved and carried that J.E. Eden be allowed the sum of Four dollars and 85/100 and that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for that amount.

On motion it was moved and carried that the report of the Street Commissioner be received and an order be drawn upon the Treasury for the sum Twenty two 80/100 dollars.

On motion Board adjourned.

J. B. Titus

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Clerk of Board

Dec. 2, 1863

Board met at regular meeting. All present except D. Pifer.
A.L. Kellar in the chair.

On motion of J.E. Eden the following ordinance was passed.

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that license for the sale of any spirituous or intoxicating liquors shall be granted to any person for the sum of $100.00. Said License to be granted by the Clerk, upon presen tation of Treasurer's receipt for said amount. Be it further ordained that license for the sale of ale or other malt liquors be granted to any person for the sum of $20.00. Said license to be granted by the Clerk upon presentation of Treasurer's receipt for said amount.

All ordinance in any wise conflicting with the above are hereby repealed. This ordinance to take effect upon and after its passage.

On motion, Board adjourned.

J.B. Titus, Clk. A.L. Kellar, Pres.

Feb. 3, 1864

Board met at regular meeting. J.E. Eden was chosen Chairman pro tempore. [Previous sentence crossed out.]

On motion it was moved and carried that the Street Commissioner be authorized to procure the lumber and build two street crossings, one across the west end of Adams street, the other commencing at the southwest corner of the Old Town Plat, running west ac ross the street.

On motion it was moved and carried that the Street Commissioner be instructed to purchase on hundred and fifty dollars worth of lumber (including the bill of lumber already laid in) suitable for crossings and sidewalks.

On motion it was moved and carried that the street commissioner be instructed to build a crossing across the west end of the alley in Block fifteen.

On motion Board adjourned.

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J. B. Titus, ClerkA.L. Kellar
Pres. of Board

April 5, 1864

Election of Trustees this day.

The following persons were elected Trustees for the Town of Sullivan for the next ensuing year. A.L. Kellar, J. Meeker, J.H. Snyder, J.E. Eden, and A.N. Smyser.

J.B. Titus, ClkA.L. Kellar, Judge

April 8, 1864

Board met this day and were sworn in by E. D. Cleveland Esq. Present A.L. Kellar, A.N. Smyser, J. Meeker, J.H. Snyder. A.L. Kellar was elected Chairman of the Board. J. Meeker was elected Treasurer. J.B. Titus was chosen Clerk of the Board.

On motion Board adjourned to meet on Tuesday, April 12th, 1864.

J.B. Titus
Clerk of Board of
Trustees of Town of Sullivan

April 12, 1864

Board met according to adjournment. Present:

A.L. Kellar, Pres'd.
J. Meeker, J.H. Snyder, and A.N. Smyser

On motion it was ordered that J.B. Titus be allowed the sum of six dollars for services as clerk of Board for the last year.

On motion it was ordered that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for the sum of Six and 25/100 dollars in favor of Daniel Pifer.

On motion Daniel Pifer was appointed Street Commissioner of Town of Sullivan for the year 1864.

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On motion it was ordered that all able bodied male citizens of the age of Twenty one years and under fifty years of age be required to labor four days on the streets, alleys and public highways, under the direction of the Street Commissioner of the Town o f Sullivan.

On motion Board adjourned.

December 2, 1864

Board met this day at call Session. Present:

A.L. Kellar, J.E. Eden, J.H. Snyder
J. Meeker
It is ordered that an order for $202.06 be drawn on the Treasurer in favor of Ellis & Myers for lumber furnished corporation of Sullivan.

It is ordered that an order for $27.25 be drawn on the Treasury in favor of ___ Harlow for laying down sidewalks for said Town of Sullivan.

It is ordered that an order for $49.47 be drawn on the Treasury in favor of J.E. Eden for money paid out & materials furnished corporation of Town of Sullivan.

It is ordered that on and after this date that license for the sale of spirituous & intoxicating liquors be granted for the sum of $150.00 per year, all other ordinances on the same are hereby repealed.

On motion Board adjourned.

J.B. Titus
Clerk

April 11, 1865

Board met at regular meeting. A.L. Kellar in the chair. The term of office of this Board expiring this day. The new Board Wm Patterson, David L. Pifer, W.G. Patterson, H.P. Hoke and W.P. Corbin having been declared duly elected to the office ot Town tr ustees for the term of one year, were all sworn in except W.P. Corbin, who was absent. According to the report of the Treasurer, there is at this date in the Town Treasury the sum of $__.

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Joseph B. Titus
Clerk of the Board
Trustees of Town of Sullivan

April 12, 1865

Board met at regular meeting. Present:

Wm. Patterson, David L. Pifer, W.G. Patterson
and H.P. Hoke.
On motion, Wm. Patterson was elected President of the Board.

On motion, Joseph B. Titus was appointed Clerk and Attorney for the Board.

On motion, W.G. Patterson was appointed Treasurer of Board.

On motion, Lee Yarbrough was appointed Town Constable for the Town of Sullivan.

On motion, Samuel Wickizer was appointed Street Commissioner.

On motion it is ordered that every able bodied man between the age of (21) twenty one and fifty years of the corporation of Sullivan be required to labor four days on the streets and Public Highways within the corporate limits of the Town of Sullivan.

On motion it is ordered that the clerk write notices to each and everyone who sells liquors, spirituous or otherwise in the town of Sullivan without license, to the effect, that if they shall refuse or fail to take out license within five days from the da te of said notice, they will be sued in an "action of Debt" for violation of law. Said notices to be served by the Town Constable.

On motion Board adjourned to meet at call meeting on Saturday evening next.

Joseph B. Titus
Clerk of Board

April 15, 1865

Board met according to adjournment. Present:

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Wm. Patterson, F.P. Hoke, W.P. Corbin
W.G. Patterson and David L. Pifer.
W.G. Patterson the Treasurer elect reports that at this date there is in his hands the sum of $160.00, the same being the amount paid over to him by J. Meeker Esq. ex Treasurer.

On motion it is ordered that a calaboose be built.

On motion it is resolved that in the opinion of the Board, the fine for assault & Battery should not be less than five dollars.

On motion Board adjourned.

J.B. TitusWm. Patterson
Clerk of BoardPres. of Board

April 18, 1865

Board met at call meeting. Present:

W.G. Patterson, W.P. Corbin, David L. Pifer
and F.P. Hoke.
F.P. Hoke was chosen chairman Pro tempore.

On motion it is ordered that License be granted for one year, for the sum of one hundred fifty dollars, for the privilege of selling spirituous malt & vinous liquors. The said sum to be paid quarterly in advance. When any person shall abandon the said b usiness, the notes for the securement of the license shall then be given up.

Bn. Sparks this day makes application for License to sell spirituous malt liquors.

J.B. Titus
Clk.

June 7, 1865

Board met pursuant to adjournment, at regular meeting. Present:

Wm. Patterson, W.G. Patterson, W.P. Corbin
W.G. Patterson was appointed in connection with the Clerk to revise the ordinances of the corporation of the town of Sullivan.

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Additional Ordinances & Amendments, passed June __ 1865.

Sect. 1 Be it ordained by the president and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that if any person or persons who shall at any time wilfully disturb any of the inhabitants of said Town, by hallowing, singing ob scene songs or shouting, or by making loud and unusual noises or by traducing, challenging to fight, quarrelling with or threatening to impair the person, or property of another, shall on conviction be fined not less than five dollars, nor more than fifty dollars.
Sect. 2Be it further ordained that Section 6, Article 9, passed April 2nd 1861 be and is hereby amended, that the word "three" shall read two, and the word five shall read one hundred in said Section.
[preceding paragraph crossed out.]
Sect. 2That every person who shall be found drunk within the limits of the corporation, and disturbing the peace, shall upon conviction, be fined not less than three, nor more than twenty dollars, with the costs of su it.
Sect. 4Be it further ordained, that, in all cases, when any person or persons shall be convicted, under any of the ordinances of said Town of Sullivan, that it shall be the Duty of the Police Magistrate, upon the fail ure of any person or persons so convicted, to pay the fine or costs, assisted by said Magistrate, against such person or persons, to commit him or them, to the calaboose until the fine and costs are paid, provided that such judgment or persons may be disc harged for ___ by giving at the rate of one dollar for each day.
[preceding paragraph crossed out.]
Sect. 4Be it further ordered, that in all cases when any person or persons shall be convicted under any of the ordinances of said Town of Sullivan, that it shall be the duty of the Police Magistrate upon the failure o f any person or persons so convicted to pay the fine and costs assessed by said Magistrate against such person or persons to commit him or them to the Calaboose, for 12 hours or until the fine and costs are paid.
But the delinquent shall be allowed one Dollar of [sic] his or her fine for each day in prisonment until the whole fine & costs are commuted for.
[preceding sentence crossed out.]

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Sec 5Be it further ordained that hereafter any person who shall sell bitters or gin snaps or other mixed alcoholic drinks except by the Bottle, without having first obtained a liquor license, Shall, upon conviction, b e find [sic] not less than ten nor more than (20) twenty dollars for each offence.
Sec 6Be it further ordained that all Groceries, Liquor and Beer Saloons, shall be closed at ten o'clock P.M. And if any owner or owners thereof shall keep open the same after said hour, he or they shall on conviction be fined not less than five (5) nor more than twenty (2) dollars for each offence.

Wm. Patterson
President
J.B. Titus
Clerk

May 2, 1866.

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, held on the evening of the 2nd of May A.D., 1866. The following proceedings were had.

President called the House to order.
Present: Hon. Wm. Patterson, President
G.L. Banks, Clerk of Board
W.G. Patterson, Treasurer
and others.

On motion a reconsideration of an ordinance requiring the Closing of Saloons at 9 o'clock is now extended to ten o'clock precisely. Not granted.

On motion. G.L. Banks was appointed Clerk of Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan.

On motion it is ordered that the Treasurer give an order to the Constable for the Sum of four dollars & twenty five cents on the Police Magistrate and that he also pay to him four dollars & Eighty cents as Balance on Salery [sic].

Ordered, that the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan appoint W.G. Patterson to revise the ordinances, for which they pay him the Sum of five Dollars.

Ordered that the Police Magistrate and Treasurer be required to Report on Monday evening the 7th day of May A.D. 1866.

Wm. Patterson, Pres.

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G.L. Banks, Clerk

[No date]

Proceedings of Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan.

Ordered that W.G. Patterson be appointed Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan, and that he be required to give Bond therefor in the sum of one thousand dollars.

Ordered, that Wm. Patterson be appointed President of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan.

On motion of W.G. Patterson, E.B. Kester was appointed Constable [ ] Perry Go_bin [ ].

Section 2nd. Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that if any Person or Persons who shall Keep any table or tables used as a Billiard Table for Rolling Balls, without first taking out License therefor Shall be Lia ble to a fine of one hundred dollars and that the License therefor be $25.00.

On motion the Board Adjourned to meet on Monday the 7th day of May 1866.

Special meeting.

Wm. Patterson President
G.L. Banks, Clerk of Board

July 5, 1866

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

Ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that the following named persons be appointed Policeman to act upon certain ocasions [sic], to act in concert with the Town Constable to aid in putting down riots and Suppressing disturbances. They shall be called special policeman.

Jonathan Patterson Sr.
Jonathan Patterson Jr.
Jack ___xwell

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_. H. Gobin [?]
David Aubers
Newton [?] Harlon
John Williams
George Hiatt
James Woods
Robert Braggs
Milton Morgan

Ordered that the Board adjourn to meet at the next regular meeting.

Attest G.L. Banks
Clerk
Wm. Patterson
President

September 5, 1866

At a meeting of the Town Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

On motion of W.G. Patterson it is ordered that Ezarpl [?] Cleveland be appointed to measur [sic] the lumber brought by Lowe and thereupon the Treasurer is ordered to pay $2.33 1/3 per hundred according to the measurement thereof.

That whereas B.B. Haydon has complained, it is thereupon ordered that the Supervisor be required to notify Perryman to remove the obstruction situated on the West Side of Perryman's house So as to allow a side walk extended along where the obstruction is situated.

Ordered that the Cropings situated on the Public Square be repared [sic] and that 2 inch plank be purchased therefor.

Ordered that John Woods and Ezarpl Cleveland be allowed the contract to repare [sic] said walks above refured [sic] to.

Ordered that the Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that the lumber bought of John Haui [?] be measured and the amount be presented to said Board for their inspection.

Ordered that Ezarpl Cleveland be and is hereby appointed to measure said plank and report to said Board.

Ordered that Wm. Patterson settle with the County Court of Moultrie County for the walk laid in the Court House yard and report to the Board his proceedings therein.

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Ordered that the following named persons be required to fix their side walks along where their residences are situated: Anthony Hoggalt, Perry Gilcha__, Samuel Davis Wheeler, John Woods agent of Huffman, John Hoke, Willis Lee, Dr. Marshall, Absolem Patte rson, Dr. Samuel Lucas, James Shockey and William G. Haydon.

Ordered that the Board adjourn.

Attest G.L. Banks
Clerk
Wm. Patterson
President

September 25, 1866

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held on the evening as above stated.

On this evening came W.G. Patterson and presents his report, which is as follows.

Amount paid out$311.61
amount Rec.

177.00

Which leaves a balance in
W.G. Patterson's favor$140.61

Ordered by the Board that W.G. Patterson, Treasurer, settle with John Perryman the Police Magistrate, and report as soon as practicable.

Ordered by the Board that the Treasurer proceed and collect the Licenses now due and unpaid from Caracker, Boehm__ & Smu__ggry, & Kercheval & Alexander.

Ordered that the Board adjourn to met at the next regular meeting.

Attest
G.L. Banks, Clerk Wm. Patterson, Pres.

October 3, 1866

At a meeting held on the evening above stated, the following proceedings were had.

Ordered that the Treasurer pay over to William Patterson, the sum of One Hundred and fifty Dollars and that he receipt therefor.

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Ordered by the Board that the resignation of Ephraim B. Kester be accepted, and that the Treasurer settle with the above named.

Ordered by the Board that Robert Farmer be appointed Town Constable vice E.B. Kester resigned.

Ordered that the Board adjourn to meet at the next Regular meeting.

G.L. Banks
Clerk of Board
Wm. Patterson
President

January 7, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had. Present:

Wm. Patterson, Pres.
W.P. Corbin
F.P. Hoke
E.D. Cleveland
G.L. Banks
Ordered By the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that the firm of Boehm & Smugg be required to settle with the Treasurer within the Space of ten days from the 8th day of January A.D. 1867, with regard to their Liquor License.

It is further ordered that Edward M. Alexander be required to settle be required to take out Partnership License within the Space of ten days from the 8th day of January A.D. 1867.

Ordered that Wm. Hancock be required to take out License within the Space of ten days from the 8th day of January A.D. 1867.

Ordered that Board adjourn to meet on Wednesday the 9th day of Jan.

Wm. Patterson, President

Attest
G.L. Banks

January 9, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

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Present: Hon. Wm. Patterson, President
W.P. Corbin
F.P. Hoke
W.G. Patterson, Treasurer
G.L. Banks, Clk.

On this day came W.G. Patterson, Treasurer and Presents to the Board his Report, which is as follows, to wit. Commencing on the 1st of April 1866 for the current year.

April 20 Paid to Wm. Patterson$150.00
Sept 25 " " " "50.00
" " " " " " " by Carriker License150.00
Nov. " " " " "50.00
Dec. " " " " " 30.00
Amount Rec. from Show to Wm. Patterson 17.00

Total Paid to Wm. Patterson$447.00

April 2nd paid to Donty Patterson22.50
June 7 " " " " E.B. Kester4.16
Oct. 4 " " " " "19.72
June 7 " " " " " John H. Wood8.00
Oct 3rd " " " " "19.00
July 1st " " " A.A. & W.H. Smyser6.00
April 2nd " " " Perry Goben4.80
June 5 " " " " " 4.95
Oct " " " D.S. Lowe for Lumber62.05
April " " " J.B. Titus, Clks fees6.00
Nov. " " " Marcus Williams for Hauling20.60
Aug. " " " Jack Ambrose for Labor3.00
Oct " " " E.D. Cleveland18.75
Oct. " " " G.L. Banks, Clk's fees7.00
Oct. " " " Self for revising ordinances5.00
" " " " Self as Com. 13.00

Total amount Paid out$671.60

March 31st/66 Amount on Hand$173.58
To Money Recd on Boehm's 2nd Note37.50
" " " " Carriker's " "37.50
" " " " Billiard tables40.00
" " Paid By Carriker to Wm. Patterson 150.00

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" " " Perryman " " "50.00
" " " To Wm. Patterson By Show17.00
" " Recd from James Earp on 1st Note35.00
" " " " But Cut concert2.00
" " " " dice men2.00

Total amt. Recd$664.58

Amt. now due and unpaid
Carriker & Stricklin Note37.50
James Earp's 2 Notes70.00
Amt. due from Boehm30.00
Boehm & Goetz Note37.50
due from James Earp150.00

Amt. of Good Notes$325.00

Willis Lee's Note 135.00
Thos Oliver & Sparks Note 10.00
Ham & Sparks 22.00

Amt. of uncollectable Notes$167.00

Ordered that the foregoing Report of
W.G. Patterson as Treasurer be received
and approved.

On this day came W.G. Patterson and
tenders to the Board his resignation from the
office of Treasurer, which was accepted.

Ordered that Wm. Patterson be and is hereby appointed the Successor to W.G. Patterson as Treasurer of Said Board.

No other business, the Board adjourned to meet at its next Regular meeting.

Wm. Patterson President

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk

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March 6, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceeding were had.

Present: William Patterson, Pres.

F.P. Hoke, W.P. Corbin, E.D. Cleveland, G.L. Banks Clk

On this day came William Patterson, Street Commissioner and makes report which is as follows to wit:

Amount Paid by Persons to him for Road labor:

W.F. Vadakin4.00
D.M. Barkley4.00
P.F. Davis4.00
G.W. Hoke2.00
D.L. Pifer4.00
Sam Davis3.00
P.F. Goben2.00
Dock Patterson3.40
F.M. Waggoner2.00
John Carriker4.00
Henry Carriker4.00
Lee Burchfield3.00
John Goetz4.00
F.P. Davis4.00
J.R. Eden4.00
J.E. Eden1.00
Dock Mills2.00
Dave Morgan2.00
Wm. Freeman2.00
Jos. Bushfield2.00
John Duncan2.00
J.B. Shepherd4.00
E.L. Shepherd4.00
C.L. Roane2.00
S.M. Lucas4.00
$78.40$78.40

Brought Forward 78.40

J.R. Lucas4.00

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G.M. Bushfield3.00
A. Patterson4.00
Wm. Thuneman4.00
J.B. Titus4.00
J.H. Snyder4.00
E.B. Cox4.00
Henry Humb4.00
Andy Shortep2.00
Lee Harbrough4.00
Walter Kilner4.00
J.H. Kercheval4.00
S.P. Earp4.00
James Earp4.00
John Williams2.00
Dock Marshall4.00
Everhart2.00
James Foster2.00
Johnson Atchison2.00
George Chapman4.00
Richard Farmer2.00
E.B. Kester4.00
Thos. Francis4.00
Lucian Dunbar2.00
T.P. Backhouse2.00
Willis Lee4.00
A.N. Smyser2.00
S.S. Washburn2.00
James R. Duncan2.00
A.L. O. Wall4.00
Prof. Donelson2.00
Total

$177.49$177.40
J. Reese on old Plank $2.73
" " " " .60
Joseph Thomason1.00
Joseph Snyder3.00
P.F. Goben 24.00

Total Amt. Recd. $208.75

Items Paid Out

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Paid self for 26 days service$52.00
" " Timber for Bridge10.00
" " " " " 5.00
Timber for Bridge 16.00
Sleepers & Stringers for Bridge 8.00
Paid self for hauling for Co. 42.94
" Banks & Patterson for nails etc. 41.25
" John Ham 25.39
" self two days on Road & teem 6.00
" Wm. Patterson Jr. 1.50
" Rob Braggs 2 hands & teem 4.00
" A. Fultz 1 day & teem 3.00
Labor on Road 4.80
Blacksmithing .20
John Hoke 1 day 1.00
John Osborn 4 days 4.00
F.P. Hoke for scrapers 24.00
1 day labor on Road 1.00

Total of Items paid out$250.08

Balance due to William
Patterson Street Com.
208.75
41.33

Paid Dock Patterson for nails.60
40.90

Ordered by the board that the foregoing Report of William Patterson as Street Commissioner be received and approved.

On this day came W.W. Hancock and takes out License under the name firm and state of Eden & Hancock.

Ordered that the Board adjourn to meet at its next Regular meeting.

Wm. Patterson, President

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk

April 3, 1867

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At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had. Present:

Wm. Patterson, Pres.
W.P. Corbin
F.P. Hoke
Attest G.L. Banks, Clk

On this day came Robt. Farmer, Police Constable, to make settlement with old Board.

Therefore be it ordered that Rob. Farmer be allowed the sum of one & 75/100 dollars for seven arrests.

Ordered that Rob Farmer be allowed the sum of Eighteen & 75/100 for services for the quarter ending April 6, 1867, as Police Constable.

Ordered that the Board adjourn to meet April 5, 1867.

Wm. Patterson, President

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.

April 5, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had. Present:

Wm. Patterson, Pres.
W.P. Corbin
F.P. Hoke
G.L. Banks, Clk
On this day came Willliam Patterson Treasurer and tenders to the Board his Report as Treasurer of said Board.

Money Rec'd:
Wm. Hancock for License$37.50
Jan 12 Robt. Farmer on fines 10.00
Jan 19 James Earp on Note35.00
" 21 Boehm on Note30.00

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" 22nd Jo. Kercheval & Co. 50.00
March 4Rob Farmer on fine10.00
" 6 Wm. H. Hancock & Co. 27.00
" 23 Rob Farmer on fine15.00
25 " Recd on Boehm Note37.50
April 3rd Rob Farmer on fine 5.00
James Earp & Co. 150.00
James Earp Note35.00
Amon Wheeler 4.40
Recd on Road Labor5.40

Rec.d ____ Carriker & Stricklin37.50
Thomas Oliver & Shanks note10.00
Willis Lee's Notes137.50

Total Rec.d$633.80

Items Paid Out

April 3rdRob Farmer$20.30
Jan 10E.B. Kester 7.25
" 12Geo. P. Chapman 5.00
" 14Robt Farmer15.00
" 19Same 9.25
" 21Taylor Banks10.00
" "W.G. Patterson 3.00
Mch 7Robt. Farmer .30
" 7Taylor Banks 3.00
Mch 8John Woods14.00
April 3Paid for Candles .25
" " Banks & Patterson 2.00
" 4 Jack Ambrose 3.00
John Woods 6.00
Self for Road Labor 1.80
" " Holding Elections 2.00
" " Report 1.00

Total Paid Out $118.35

Cr. By due Him as Street Com. 40.93

Total $159.28

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Ordered that the foregoing report of Wm. Patterson be received.

Ordered that the Board adjourn sine die.

Wm. Patterson, President

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk

Upon the adjournment of the old Board, the New Board succeeded to business by the appointment of J. Meeker to the Presidency and Benjamin S. Jennings, Treasurer.

At a meeting of the New Board of Trustees held at Smyser's office on Friday evening, April 5, 1867, the following proceedings were had. Present:

A.N. Smyser, B.S. Jennings, J. Meeker, S. P. Earp & J.H. Snyder.

On Motion of A.N. Smyser, J. Meeker was appointed President and B.S. Jennings Treasurer.

Ordered By the Board that G.L. Banks be appointed Clerk of the Board.

Ordered that Four days labor be levied upon all able bodied men within the limits of the corporation for the year commencing on the 1st April 1867.

Ordered By the Board that the Treasurer be required to give Bond in the sum of one Thousand dollars.

Ordered that Wm. Patterson be required to collect all the money due on Road labor and make report therefor.

Ordered that the Treasurer proceed to collect all moneys excepting the road labor due on the year past.

Ordered that we adjourn to meet at 4 o'clock Tuesday evening next.

G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

April 9, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Court House, the following proceedings were had.

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Present: J. Meeker, President
A.N. Smyser
J.H. Snyder
J.P. Earp
G.L. Banks, Clk.

Be it ordered by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that the Street Commissioner compel the owners of Property along the North side of the street from the South East Corner of Block No. Four (4) Kellar's Addition to the South West corner of Block No. Four of Hamilton's addition; in case of failure of the owners to build, then for the Street Commissioner to build and collect charges off the owners.

Be it further ordered that the Commissioner repair or build street crossings across all streets in said line.

Ordered by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that Daniel Pifer be and is hereby appointed Street Commissioner in and for the Corporation of said town of Sullivan for one year from the 1st day of April 1867 and that he be allowed the sum of two dollars per day after the 1st four days.

Be it ordered by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that Robert Farmer be and is hereby appointed Constable for the Town of Sullivan and that he give Bond in the sum of One thousand dollars with security or securities thereon to t he approval and acceptance of said Board.

Ordered by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that the Street Commissioner be required to give Bond in sum of Five Hundred dollars.

Ordered that Robert Farmer be allowed the sum of Seventy five dollars a year to be paid quarterly, for his services as Town Constable commencing on the 6th day of April 1867.

Ordered that the Street Commissioner erect a sidewalk from the S.E. Corner of Blk No. 7 North to the Presbyterian Church.

Ordered that the Street Commissioner improve and repair the sidewalk from the N.E. corner of Blk 16 in the original plat of the Town of Sullivan to the N.W. Corner of Hamilton's addition, and that he build a crossing to the South door of M.E. Church

Ordered that Board adjourn to meet soon.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

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April 12, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, Illinois, the following proceedings were had. Present:

John Meeker, President
A.N. Smyser
B.S. Jennings, Treasurer
S.P. Earp
J.H. Snyder
G.L. Banks, Clk
Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that when any person or firm Retailing vinous spirituous or mault liquors under License issued by the Board of Trustees shall sell to another person or persons or firm, the unex pired term of such license shall not be credited upon the License issued to his or their successor in the same House. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after May 1, 1867.

Be it ordained By the President and Board of Trustees that William H. Hancock be required to give Bond the ___ sum of $500 dollars to be approved by the President and Board of Trustees, and that he keep an orderly House as is provided by Law.

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that Grocery License shall be issued hereafter only upon payment being made by the applicant to the Treasurer of the sum of Three Hundred dollars for which the Treasurer shall g ive him a receipt and upon presentation of such receipt to the Clerk, together with a Bond approved by the Clerk, he shall proceed to issue Grocery License to such Applicant.

Ordered that the Board adjourn.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

May 2, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

Present:J. Meeker, President
A.N. Smyser
B.S. Jennings, Treasurer
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
G.L. Banks, Clk

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Ordered by the Board that the Clerk's fees shall be paid monthly.

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, That it shall be unlawful for the owner or owners of any Horse, mare, colt, mule, ass or Jemret [?] to permit such animals to run at large within the limits of the Corporation of the Town of Sullivan, and be it further ordained that it shall be the duty of the Town Constable to take up and impound any such animal or animals when found loose in any uninclosed lot, street or alley within the limits of said Town or upon any common s within the Corporate limits thereof, and keep such animal or animals and feed and take care of them until identified by their owner or owners and all lawful charges paid therefor, and that the Town Constable shall immediately upon impounding any such an imal or animals give notice thereof giving the description of such animal or animals by Posting at least three notices in as many Public places in the said Town and that the said Town Constable shall be allowed as his Costs for taking up each such animal fifty cents, for advertizing each such animal fifty cents, for feeding and taking care of each such animal each day fifty cents, which shall be paid by the owner or owners of such animal or animals before taking the same from his possession, and in case o f failure to pay such charges or any part thereof or if such animal or animals be not claimed and charges paid thereon and it taken away by the owner or his agent within five days after notice has been posted as hereinbefore provided, the Town Constable s hall proceed to give like notice in like manner at least ten days stating when and where he will sell such animal or animals at public sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, for which notice and selling he shall be paid the same fees as is now allow ed to Constables for advertizing and selling property. If such animal or animals shall sell for more than the said costs and charges herein provided the residue shall be paid over to the Treasurer of the Board for the use of the owner or owners of such p roperty. This ordinance shall take effect upon and after May 15, 1867.

Ordered that the Board adjourn to meet at the next regular meeting.

Jonathan Meeker, President

Attest G.L. Banks,

Clk of Board

June 18, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had. Present:

J. Meeker, Pres.
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
B.S. Jennings
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Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that the Filth in the Streets and alleys be removed outside of the Corporate limits of said Town and that Samuel H. Lucas, S.S. Washburn, E.H. Mills, Thomas Y. Lewis and Samuel P. Earp be and are hearby appointed a committee of Five to have said Streets and alleys clear of all Filth.

On motion the Board adjourned.

G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

August 19, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following were had. Present:

J. Meeker, President
B.S. Jennings, Treasurer
A.N. Smyser
S.P. Earp
J.H. Snyder
G.L. Banks, Clk of Board
Sec 1. Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, that all transcient or traveling Doctors, physicians or surgeons excepting (Dentists) plying their vocation in the Town of Sullivan whether in Hotels, private Houses or on the Streets, whether advertising or not or using medicines prepared by themselves or others or professing to cure disease by any application whatever, shall procure from the Clerk of said Town a License therefor.

Section 2. The Clerk of said Town is hereby authorized to issue the License named in the first section of this ordinance upon the payment to him for the use of the town of the sum of Ten dollars for each and every period of a week or fractional part ther eof, that such Doctor or Physician proposes to stay in the Town and if such person or persons should prolong his stay for the purposes aforesaid beyond the time for which such License was issued, then upon payment at the same rate a new License shall issu e for such further time as the applicant shall pay for at the same rate aforesaid.

Section 3. Any person or persons neglecting or refusing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction thereof before the Town Justice be fined Twenty five dollars for each and every day he, she or they shall have plied or attempte d to ply his, her or their profession or vocation in this Town without License and shall stand convicted in the Town prison until such fine and all costs including those of the Town prison be paid.

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Section 4. It is hereby made the duty of the Town Constable to see that the provisions of this ordinance are faithfully executed and it shall further be his duty whenever he shall find any such person or persons without such License forthwith to cite him , her or them before the Justice, to be dealt with as herein before provided, but the Justice is also required to act upon complaint of any other person.

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and begin force from and after August 2nd, 1867.

Ordered by the Board that Daniel Pifer Street Commissioner be required to make report of his acts and doings on Tuesday evening August 20, 1867.

G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

August 20, 1867

At a meeting of the Board on the evening above named, the following proceedings were had. Present:

J. Meeker, Pres.
B.S. Jennings
A.N. Smyser
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
G.L. Banks, Clerk
On this day came Daniel Pifer Street Commissioner and tenders to the Board his report which is as follows, to wit:

To amt. of money recd on Road Labor
up to this date
$105.50
The No. of days worked out by
other individuals entitled to pay
road labor 50 days
To my account in connection with
expenses of building side walks.
$122.50

Ordered by the Board that the foregoing report be received and approved.

G.L. Banks, Clk.Board Adjourned.
J. Meeker, President

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August 21, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

Present: J. Meeker, President
B.S. Jennings
A.N. Smyser
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
G.L. Banks Clerk

Ordered by the Board that A.N. Smyser be allowed the sum of Nine & 35/100 for well buckets and Rope, and that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for the same.

Ordered by the Board that G.L. Banks be allowed the sum of Seven & 50/100 dollars for services as Clerk and that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for the same.

Ordered by the Board that the Clerk of the Board obtain from Wm. Patterson the Grocery Bonds and all other Bonds in his hands remaining and report at the next meeting of this Board.

Board adjourned.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

September 4, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Court House on the evening of the 4th of September 1867, the following proceedings were had.

Present: J.H. Snyder
B.S. Jennings
S.P. Earp
A.N. Smyser
G.L. Banks, Clerk

On motion, J.H. Snyder was appointed President Pro-Tem.

On this day came A.N. Smyser and tenders to the Board his resignation on the grounds of being elected to the office of Police Magistrate.

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It is thereupon ordered that the foregoing resignation of A.N. Smyser be accepted and that Public notice be given to fill the vacancy occasioned by said resignation.

On motion the Board adjourned to meet on tomorrow evening.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J.H. Meeker, President

Pro Tem

September 5, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the town of Sullivan, the following proceedings were had.

Present:J. Meeker President
B.S. Jennings
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
G.L. Banks, Clerk

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that A.N. Smyser be allowed the sum of Two & 95/100 dollars for articles furnished corporation.

It is further ordained that any person or firm before they shall begin to sell Ale & Beer within the limits of said Town shall pay to the Treasurer of said Board the sum of seventy five dollars, taking a receipt therefor & upon the presentation of such re ceipt to the Clerk of said Board, license shall be issued to said applicant, and Bond given with good and sufficient security, said Bond to be approved by the President of said Board, after which he may proceed to carry on business as a retail dealer in A le & Beer.

Ordered that the Board adjourn.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

October 7, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Sullivan held at the Court House on the evening of the 7th of October A.D. 1867, the following proceedings were had:

Present,J. Meeker, President
B.S. Jennings, Treas.
J.H. Snyder
S.P. Earp
G.L. Banks, Clerk

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On this day came Robinson Farmer, Town constable, and tenders to the Board his resignation, which is accepted.

It is ordered by the President - Board that A.N. Smyser be allowed the sum of Thirty one dollars for furnishing ____ and walling well for Corporation.

Be it ordained that S.P. Earp be allowed the sum of Five Dollars for money furnished Corporation.

Ordered tht Robinson Farmer be allowed the sum of Twenty dollars the same being in full of his Salary as Town Constable.

Be it ordained that G.L. Banks be allowed the sum of Seven & 50/100 for services as Clerk.

Dec. 16, 1867

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Court House on Tuesday evening, December [16] 1867, the Following proceedings were had.

Present:J. Meeker President
S. Earp
B.S. Jennings
G.L. Banks, Clerk

On motion it is ordered by the President and Board of Trustees that James Shreve be allowed the sum of Twenty & 25/100 Dollars for services as Town Constable from the 9th day of September 1867 until date, it is further ordered that he be allowed the sum o f Seven & 37/100 doll's for arrests and Boarding Prisoners.

It is further ordered that an order issue on Treasurer for the above amount.

On this day came James Shreve and tenders to the Board his resignation as Town Constable which was accepted.

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees that Samuel W. Wright be and is hereby appointed Town Constable, and that he be required to give Bond in the Penal sum of One thousand dollars with Security or securities therein to the approval and ac ceptance of this Board.

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Ordered that the Board adjourn.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

Feby 5th, 1868

At a meeting of the Board held on the evening of the 5th of Feby 1868, the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ. Meeker, President
B.S. Jennings
S.P. Earp
J.H. Snyder

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees that the Board donate for the Sullivan Artesian Well Co. a ten dollar claim on W.G. Patterson Esq. and that Donty Patterson be authorized to collect the same, ordered that a license of Twenty five $ pe r year shall be paid by anyone for each Billiard Table or Bogatell.

Ordered by the Board that Three Hundred dollars be appropriated to Take Stock in the Sullivan Artesian Well enterprise in the Courtyard and that an order be drawn on the Treasurer for the same.

Board adjourned.

J. Meeker President.

April 16, 1868

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan on the evening above named, the following proceedings were had.

Present, J. Meeker, Pres.
B.S. Jennings, Treas.
S.P. Earp
J.H. Snyder

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that Daniel Pifer be allowed the sum of Thirteen & 45/100 Dollars as balance on Settlement as Street Commissioner. [prior paragraph deleted.]

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Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees that Daniel Pifer be allowed the sum of Ten Dollars as balance on Settlement as Street Commissioner.

On this day came Benjamin S. Jennings, Treasurer of said Corporation of Sullivan, and the amount remaining in his hands is one hundred and five dollars & 82/100, on motion of S.P. Earp, the said report is received and that he be released as such Treasurer .

Be it ordained by the President and Board that S.W. Wright be allowed the sum of Thirty dollars for Ex Officio fees & arrests.

Treasurers Report
Recd from old Board$220.00
" on fines 32.00
" from Showman 25.00
" Whiskey License300.00
" For Billiard " 16.65
" James Earp note 35.00
" For Beer License112.50
$771.15

Paid Jno Harrison For Lumber100.00
" A.N. Smyser 9.85
" R. Farmer 20.00
" A.N. Smyser 2.95
" G.L. Banks 7.50
" Artesian Well 300.00
" J.D. Perryman 12.00
$635.33

Be it ordained by President and Board that B.S. Jennings be allowed the sum of Fifteen dollars as Commission on money as Treasurer.

Be it further ordained that G.L. Banks be allowed the sum of Seven & 50/100 dollars for Services as Clerk.

On motion the Board adjourn Sine die.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J. Meeker, President

April 18, 1868

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At a meeting of the Board of Trustees on the evening above named the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus, P
F.M. Bushfield
B.S. Jennings
James Earp
J.H. Waggoner

On this day came the above named members of the Board and took the oath of office as required by Law.

On motion of J.H. Waggoner, J.B. Titus was assigned to the office of President and Benjamin S. Jennings Treasurer.

On motion of F.M. Bushfield, G.L. Banks was appointed clerk of said Board.

Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees that A.N. Smyser be allowed the sum of Eleven dollars as ballance due him on the Corporation Well contract.

It is ordered by the President and Board of Trustees that an order book for the use of said Corporation be procured by the president.

The Board Adjourned to meet Friday Eve. April 24, 1868.

Attest G.L. Banks, Clk.J.B. Titus, President

April 25, 1868

At a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Office of the Town Clerk on Friday Evening, April 24th 1868, the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus, P
F.M. Bushfield
B.S. Jennings
James Earp
J.H. Waggoner

And nopw comes G.L. Banks Clerk and tenders his resignation which is accepted.

On motion of Jas Earp it is ordered by the Board that Benjamin B. Haydon be and he is hereby appointed Clerk of said Board.

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It is ordered by the Board that hereafter no license for the sale of Spirituous vinus or malt Liquors be granted within the corporate limits of said Town for a less period than one year, and any person or persons making application therefor shall first pa y to the Treasurer the amount fixed by the Board before the same be issued by the Clerk.

On motion of J.H. Waggoner it is ordered by the Board that the License for the sale of Spirituous vinus or malt Liquor be and remain as they now Stand.

J.H. Waggoner offered the following resolution viz. Any person applying for License and not paying cash down for the same shall give note bearing ten per cent Interest with security to be approved by the Board for the deferred payments, which said resolu tion is rejected.

On Motion of F.M. Bushfield it is ordered by the Board that E.A. Lilly be and he is hereby appointed Street Commissioner for the coming year.

On motion of B.S. Jennings it is ordered by the Board that four days labor be assessed on all persons within the Corporation between the ages of 21 & 50 years who are ablebodied and liable to road labor.

Ordered by the Board that the Treasurer give Bond in the sum of one Thousand Dollars.

Ordered that Board adjourn sine die.

Attest B. B. Haydon, Clk.J.B. Titus, President

May 6, 1868

Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Office of the Town Clerk on Wednesday Evening, May 6th, 1868, the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus President
F.M. Bushfield
B.S. Jennings
B.B. Haydon Clk.

On motion of F.M. Bushfield it was ordered by the Board that the Street Commissioner procure 2 Scrapers for the Corporation of the Town.

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Ordered by the Board that the Street Commissioner be allowed two dollars per day as Comr. and Same for ____.

No further Business. Board adjourned.

Attest B.B. Haydon, Clk.J.B. Titus, President

June 20, 1868

"Special Meeting"

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Office of the Clerk on Saturday Evening June 20, 1868, the following Proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus President
J.H. Waggoner
James Earp
F.M. Bushfield
B.B. Haydon Clk.

On motion it is ordered by the Board that Charles Crow be allowed the sum of Twenty Dollars for making two Scrapers for the Corporation. [Note added: June 22, 1868 issued.]

Board adjourned till Monday Evening June 21, 1868.

B.B. Haydon, Clerk

June 22, 1868

"Special Meeting"

At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Office of the Clerk on Monday Evening June 22nd 1868, the following Proceedings were had.

PresidentJ.B. Titus, President
F.M. Bushfield
James Earp
B.S. Jennings
Ben. B. Haydon Clk.

On Motion Board adjourned to meet on call.

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B.B. Haydon
Town Clk.
July 29, 1868

"Special Meeting."

At a Special Meeting of Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan, held at the Court House in Sullivan on the evening of Wednesday, July 29th 1868, the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus Chairman
J.H. Waggoner
F.M. Bushfield
James Earp
B.S. Jennings
B.B. Haydon, Clk.

On Motion it is ordered by the Board that John R. Harlow be allowed the sum of Forty Dollars for 2000 feet of Lumber furnished the Corporation through the Commissioner.

On Motion it is ordered by the Board that G.L. Banks be allowed the sum of Two & 50/100 Dollars for Services as Clk.

On Motion it is Ordered by the Board that S.W. Wright be allowed the sum of Twenty one & 50/100 Dollars for Ex Officio fee as Constable.

It is ordered by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan that the sidewalks on the North side of ____ Street be repaired and new Walks laid where the same are necessary and it is further ordered that the Street Commissioner notify all owners-agents or persons in possession of lots or parts of lots where said parties are residents of the town of Sullivan to repair or build said side walks where the same may be necessary, and in case of failure or refusal of the owners agents or persons in possession of said Lots or parts of Lots, to repair or build said side walks, then the Street Commissioner is hereby ordered and directed to repair and Build said side walks on said street wherever the same may be necessary. And the Street Commissioner is further o rdered to collect charges for the same from the owners agents or persons in possession of said Lots.

Ordered that the foregoing order be applied to all the Public side walks in the Town of Sullivan.

Ordered that the Street Commissioner build the Cross walk from East door of Court House to East side of the Public Square.

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Further ordered that the side walk be repaired from the West Door of the Court House to the West Side of the Square.

Ordered by the Board that a Board of Health be appointed, which board consist of five Persons, to wit -- Henry F. Vadakin, George W. Hoke, Thomas Y. Lewis, J.E. Eden, and Charles L. Roane, which board are requested to take necessary steps for the cleaning of all streets and alleys of the Town of Sullivan and report all nuisances to the Town Constable and make any other suggestion to the Board that they may deem proper.

No further business, Board adjourned.

B.B. Haydon
Clk

September 25, 1868

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan had at the Clerk's office on Friday Evening, Sept 25th 1868. The following Proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus, Chairman
B.B. Haydon, Clk
F.M. Bushfield
Jas. Earp
) Members of Board
)

Ordered by the Board that a cross Walk be constructed by the Street Com. across the Street from the South West Corner of Block Twenty in the original Plat of the Town of Sullivan, due south.

Ordered by the Board that the Road in Patterson & Snyder's addition to the town of Sullivan be confined to the Streets.

Ordered that this board adjourn for the present.

J.B. Titus, Chairman

Attest B.B. Haydon

Clk

October 8, 1868

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Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan had at the Clerk's office on Thursday Evening, Oct. 8th 1868, the following proceedings were had.

PresentJ.B. Titus, Chairman
B.B. Haydon, Clk
F.M. Bushfield )
J.H. Waggoner ) Board
Jas Earp )

On Motion it is ordered by the Board that the Resignation of S.W. Wright be received as Constable.

On Motion it is ordered that the Board proceed to Ballot for Town Constable which resulted in the Election of Seymour Brightman.

On Motion it is ordered that S.W. Wright be allowed the sum of Sixteen & 20/100 dollars Ex officio fee & C.

On Motion J.H. Waggoner was appointed Superintendant of the walks inside the yard.

No further business. Board adjourned.

J.B. Titus, Chairman

Attest B.B. Haydon

Clk

November 17, 1868

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Clerk's Office on Tuesday Evening Nov. 17th 1868.

PresentB.S. Jennings) Members
J.H. Waggoner ) of
F.M. Bushfield ) Board
Benj. B. Haydon Clk

On Motion B.S. Jennings was appointed Chairman Pro Tem.

On Motion the time for Road Labor is extended three weeks, from this date at which time the Street Commissioner is ordered to report the names of all Persons who have failed to work their respective amounts of labor required of them by Law & the Treasurer will be ordered to sue all such Persons as reported.

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It is ordered by the Board that this order be Published in this week's issue of the Sullivan Democrat.

On Motion it is ordered that the Board Proceed to Ballot for Town Constable.

Which resulted in the unanimous Election of H.H. Atchison.

On Motion Board adjourned until Dec 8th 1868.

B.B. Haydon
Clk of Board

November 20, 1868

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Sullivan held at the Clerks office on Nov 20th 1868.

Present J.B. Titus Chairman
J.H. Waggoner )
F.M. Bushfield ) Members
Jas. Earp )
B.B. Haydon Clk

The resignation of H.H. Atchison as Town Constable was presented and on Motion was ordered to be received and placed on file.

Ordered that the Board proceed to Ballot for Town Constable, after which J.N. Sager having received a majority of all the votes cast is declared Elected to the Office of Town Constable.

And further ordered that said J.N. Sager file Bond as Constable.

On Motion, Board adjourned.

B.B. Haydon
Clk of Board
March 31, 1869

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees met & held at the office of the Clerk on Wednesday evening March 31, 1869.

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PresentJ.B. Titus, Chmn
J.H. Waggoner)
Jas. Earp ) Members
B.S. Jennings )
F.M. Bushfield )
B.B. Haydon Clk

Ordered by the Board that William Davis have License to retail spirituous & malt Liquors in the House now occupied by him on Lot 5 in Blk 8 in the Town of Sullivan, for the space of Twelve months, he first paying into the Treasury the sum of $225 and fili ng Bond.

Ordered by the Board that Earp & Laughlin have License to retail Spirituous & Malt Liquors in the House occupied by them situated on Lot 8 in Blk 7 in Sullivan, for the space of Twelve months, he first paying into the Treasury the sum of $225 and filing B ond.

On Motion J.H. Waggoner is allowed the privilege of Fencing the Piece of Land owned by him on East side of Town and that the Board running through the same be located.

Ordered that Board adjourn.

B.B. Haydon Clk

April 12, 1869

Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Corporation of the town of Sullivan met and held at the Court House on Monday evening April 12, 1869.

PresentJ.B. Titus Chairman
J.H. Waggoner ) Members
Jas Earp ) of
F.M. Bushfield ) Board
B.B. Haydon Clerk

Ordered by the Board that E.A. Lilly be allowed the sum of 10.50 bal due him as Street Commissioner.

Ordered by the Board that B.B. Haydon be allowed the sum of Thirty & 90/100 for Services as Clerk of Board.

The new Board having been Elected came forward and were sworn in office by J.B. Titus, County Clerk, after which this Board adjourned maybe never to meet again.

J.B. Titus, Chairman

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Attest B.B. Haydon,
Clerk
Work Timber Nails$133.00
Collected in cash 122.50
10.50

Allowed to E.A. Lilly $10.50 April 12, 1869

Ordered to adjourn.

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Index

NamePage
Adams Street18
ale and beer10, 13, 17, 18, 43, 43
Alexander, Edward M. 28
Ambrose, Jack29
Ambrose, John35
Artesian Well45, 46
assault and battery22
Atchinson, Oliver16
Atchison, H.H. 53, 53
Atchison, Johnson32
azette2
Backhouse, T.P. 32
Badell, M. 3
Banks & Patterson33, 35
Banks, G.L. 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34, 34, 34, 36, 36, 37,37, 38, 38, 38, 39, 40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 42, 42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44, 44, 44,45, 46, 46, 46, 47, 47, 47, 50
Banks, Taylor35, 35
Barkley, D.M. 31
beer license46
beer saloons24
billiard table25, 29, 45
Board of Health51
Bodell, Michael5, 7
Boehm29, 30, 34, 35
Boehm & Goetz30
Boehm & Smugg28
Braggs, Robert26, 33
Brightman, Seymour52
Burchfield, Lee31
Bushfield, F.M. 47, 47, 47, 48, 48, 48, 49, 49, 50, 51, 52,
52, 53, 54, 54
Bushfield, G.M. 32
Bushfield, Jos. 31
calaboose23
Caracker, Boehm & Smuggry27
Carriker29, 29
Carriker & Stricklin30, 35
Carriker, Henry31
Carriker, John31
Chapman, George P. 32, 35
circus15
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Clerks fees29
Cleveland, E.D. 8, 8, 9, 9, 12, 19, 26, 28, 29, 31
Cleveland, Ezarpl26, 26
closing of saloons24
Colligan, Steve16
Constable21, 24, 28, 37, 39, 44, 50, 52, 53, 53, 53
Corbin, W.P. 20, 22, 22, 22, 28, 29, 31, 34, 34
Cox, E.B. 32
Crow, Charles49
David Aubers26
Davis, F.P. 31
Davis, P.F. 31
Davis, Sam31
Davis, William54
disturbing the peace23
dogs15
Donelson, Prof. 32
Dunbar, Lucian32
Duncan, James R. 32
Duncan, John31
Earp & Laughlin54
Earp, J.P. 37
Earp, James30, 30, 30, 32, 34, 35, 35, 47, 47, 47, 49, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 54
Earp, Samuel P. 16, 32, 38, 39, 40, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 44, 44, 44, 45, 45, 46
Eden & Hancock33
Eden, J.E. 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20, 20, 31, 51
Eden, J.R. 31
Eden, John R. 11
Eden, John R. 11
Elder, James12
Ellis & Myers20
Everhart32
Ezarpl Cleveland26
Farmer, Richard32
Farmer, Rob35
Farmer, Robert16, 28, 34, 34, 35, 35, 35, 35, 35, 37, 37, 46
Farmer, Robinson44, 44
Foster, James32
Francis, Thos. 32
Freeman, Thos. 13
Freeman, William16, 31
Fultz, A. 33
Gerkin, Bert16
Gilcha, Perry27
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gin snaps24
Gladville, N.H. 17
Goben, P.F. 31, 32
Goben, Perry16, 29
Gobin, H. 26
Goetz, John31
Green, S.M. 9
Green, Sowyel M. 11
groceries24
grocery bonds42
Grocery license7, 9, 10, 38, 38
Ham & Sparks30
Ham, John33
Hancock, W.W. 33
Hancock, William H. 28, 34, 35, 38
Harbrough, Lee32
Harlon, Newton26
Harlow, John R. 50
Harrison, Jno46
Harrison, John B. 15
Haui, John26
Haydon, B.B. 53
Haydon, Benjamin B. 5, 26, 47, 48, 48, 49, 49, 49, 49, 50, 50, 51, 51, 52, 52, 53, 53, 54,54, 54, 55
Haydon, William G. 27
Hermt, E. 2
Hiatt, George26
Hog law3
Hoggalt, Anthony27
Hoke, F.P. 22, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34, 34
Hoke, Frederick11
Hoke, George W. 31, 51
Hoke, H.P. 20, 21
Hoke, John16, 27, 33
Hoke, Wilford16
Huffman27
Huffman, Frank16, 16
Humb, Henry32
intoxicating liquors4, 18
Jennings, Benjamin S. 36, 36, 38, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 43, 44, 45, 45, 46, 46, 47,47, 47, 48, 48, 49, 50, 52, 52, 54
Johnson, S.T. 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14
Johnson, Simeon14
Johnson, Slim T. 11
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Jonathan Patterson Sr. 25
Kellar, A.L. 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11,12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20,20
Kellar, Dr. 4, 4, 5
Kendall, J.W. 9
Kercheval & Alexander27
Kercheval, Daniel7
Kercheval, J.H. 32
Kercheval, Jo. 35
Kester, Ephraim B. 25, 28, 29, 32, 35
Kilner, Walter32
labor9, 20, 21, 48
Lee, A.B. 1, 2, 2, 2, 2
Lee, Willis5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 12, 12, 27, 30, 32, 35
Lewis, Thomas Y. 40, 51
license12, 16, 18, 22, 28, 38, 43, 54
Lilly, E.A. 11, 48, 54, 55
liquor license21, 24, 24
liquors for medical purposes13
Lowe, D.S. 29
Lucas, Dr. Samuel27
Lucas, J.R. 31
Lucas, S.M. 31
Lucas, Samuel H. 40
lumber20
M.E. Church37
Marshall, Dock32
Marshall, Dr. 27
Martin, John16
McClure, John R. 13, 13
Meeker, Jonathan13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19, 20, 22, 36,36, 37, 37, 38, 38, 38, 39, 39, 40, 40, 41, 41, 41, 42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 44, 45,45, 45, 45, 46
Mills, Dock31
Mills, E.H. 40
Morell, S.H. 2
Morgan, Dave31
Morgan, Milton26
Moultrie County Gazette1
Oliver, Thomas14, 30
Osborn, John33
paid for candles35
Park and Sailor4
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Patterson & Snyder's addition51
Patterson, A. 32
Patterson, A.L. 16
Patterson, Absolem27
Patterson, Dan16
Patterson, Dock31
Patterson, Donty29, 45
Patterson, Jonathan12
Patterson, Jr., Jonathan25
Patterson, W.G. 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 30, 35, 45
Patterson, William12, 17, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 24, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 27,28, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34, 36, 36, 42
Pedicord, B.B. 2
Perrman, John12
Perryman, J.D. 46
Perryman, John2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10,11, 11, 12, 26, 27
Pifer, D. 15, 17, 17, 17, 18
Pifer, D.L. 31
Pifer, Daniel19, 37, 41, 41, 45, 46
Pifer, David13, 14, 14
Pifer, David L. 20, 21, 22, 22
Pifer, Israel16
Police Constable34
police force16
Police Magistrate1, 23, 27, 42
Presbyterian Church10, 37
Rawson, H.J. 8
Reedy, Elgnu4
Reese, J. 32
riots25
road labor31, 36, 41, 48, 52
Roane, C.L. 31
Roane, Charles L. 51
Sager, J.N. 53
Sarbrough, Lee13
Shepherd, E.L. 31
Shepherd, J.B. 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 31
Shepherd, John B. 6, 7, 8
Shepherd, Wm. 11
Shockey, James27
Shortep, Andy32
Shreve, James44, 44
sidewalks10, 50
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Smyser, A.A. 29
Smyser, A.N. 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8,8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 19, 19, 19, 32, 36, 37, 38, 38, 40, 41, 42, 42, 42,42, 43, 44, 46, 46, 47
Smyser, H.F. 11, 15
Smyser, Hugh F. 11
Smyser, W.H. 29
Snyder, J.H. 10, 11, 11, 12, 16, 16, 17, 19, 19, 19, 20, 32, 36, 37, 38, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42,42, 42, 43, 43, 43, 45, 45
Snyder, Joe15
Snyder, Joseph12, 32
Sparks, Bn. 22
spirituous liquors12, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 38, 48, 54
Spyder, J.H. 9
Steele, C.B. 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3
Steven, A. 11
Steward, Lafayette11
Street Commissioner2, 8, 9, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 37, 41, 48, 50, 52, 54
Sullivan Democrat53
suppressing disturbances25
Thomas Oliver35
Thomason, Arnold1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7
Thomason, Joseph32
Thompson, Abm. W. 10
Thompson, S.T. 14
Thomspon, A.W. 10
Thuneman, Wm. 32
timber for bridge33
Titus, J.B. 16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 22, 22, 24, 29, 32, 47, 47, 47, 47, 47,48, 48, 49, 49, 49, 50, 51, 52, 52, 53, 54, 54, 54
Titus, Joseph14, 17
Titus, Joseph B. 15, 15, 17, 21, 21, 21
Town Clerk9
Town Constable1, 9, 16, 25, 41
traveling doctors40
Treasurer1, 6, 25, 27
Trustees2
Underwood, Mose16
Vadakin, H.F. 4, 4, 5, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12
Vadakin, Henry F. 51
Vadakin, W.F. 31
Waggoner, F.M. 31
Waggoner, J.H. 5, 8, 47, 47, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 52, 52, 53, 54, 54, 54
Wall, A.L.O. 32
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Washburn, S.S. 32, 40
Wheeler, Amon35
Wheeler, Samuel Davis27
whiskey license46
Wickizer, Samuel21
Wilhite4, 10, 13
Williams, John26, 32
Williams, Marcus29
Wood, James16
Wood, John H. 29
Woods, James26
Woods, John26, 27, 35, 35
Wright, Samuel W. 11, 44, 46, 52
Yarbrough & Reedy4
Yarbrough, Lee4, 10, 10, 14, 21
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