COUNTY BONDS

The bonds pictured below were recently purchased by PHL on an eBay auction!

They represent a third method of funding poorhouses and poor relief. (The other two methods were local taxes and the revenue from deliberately high fees for the licenses of businesses felt to be of a kind that helped cause "pauperism" ... i.e. taverns and other businesses which involved the sale of "spirituous liquors" ... therefore those were considered "sin taxes!")
The bonds below were issued during the Great Depression ...
when apparently even taxes and sin were not enough to support poor relief!

Designated for the County Home

Designated for the general poor relief fund.