ANNUAL REPORT showing continuation of EXPENDITURES
and also the
Here again we have the listing of names of the people who provided goods or services to the town farm.
|Stock & Produce Reports
give us insight into the kinds of activities engaged in on the farm. Since the town farm type of poorhouse was expected to be at least partially self-supporting (to save taxpayer money) ...
these activities were intended to provide food for the inmates and also generate income to offset some of the other costs of maintaining the poor.
|But the activities of the
town poor farm are of
They give us a good idea what types of farming were done in the general community as well.
And sometimes the added explanations of why there were unusual profits or losses can tell of such weather factors as droughts or unusual rains, or extreme temperatures etc. during that time frame.