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  Noxious Animals Docket


Noxious Animal Bounty Docket, 1908-1915.

Description: A record of claims for bounties. In the early part of the twentieth century, a function of the county commissioners was to pay residents a bounty for the destruction of noxious animals and birds. Residents were required to kill the noxious animal or bird and take the remains to the local Justice of the Peace or Alderman who would file an affidavit as to the date and time the animal was destroyed. The Justice would then destroy the animal so another bounty could not be drawn on it. A certificate was issued to the resident so he could collect the amount for the animal as defined

Content: Lists number of voucher, date and place animal or bird was killed, name of payee, what type of animal or bird was killed, and amount of claim.


 














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