FORM LETTER DENYING
RECOGNITION of the Legal Settlement (or Residence) of an
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|To the Overseers of the Poor, of the
Town of Mexico in the County of Oxford, in the State of
Your Letter of the 28th of J(an?) explaining that John H. Flagg has fallen into distress and been furnished relief by your town, at the charge of the town of Canton, was duly received.
Upon inquiry, we are satisfied that this town is not the place of the lawful settlement of the said
We cannot therefore, cause his removal nor contribute towards his support.
Dated at Canton, this 2nd day of Feb, A.D. 1886.
Yours with respect, Overseers
of the Poor
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