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Documents183 of 308Milwaukee Depression Era Bank Pass Book Old leather book dated 1890-1891 calendar
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I am not much of a 19th century handwriting expert so I am looking for help with a word in this document. I have not been able to read the last word of the third line down and the first few words of the fourth line. All I know is that it involves some sort of Society.

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  1. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks trgrubaugh
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Try a chemist(pharmacist), they can read anything.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    It is an agreement for members to pay for upgrades to a meeting house (usually would mean a church or place of worship) grounds:

    We the undersigned desirous to have the yard around
    the meeting house finished and trees purchased to set in
    the yard agree to pay Daniel I. (or J.) Hunt Treasurer of the Congregation
    al Society agree to pay the sums affixed to our (??) names
    for the above object which is estimated at 50 dollars
    including the (??) of twenty dollars in building the Fences--

  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Just a guess here.
    "including the deficiency of twenty dollars in building the Fences--". Deficiency being defined as "a lack or insufficiency; shortage.".

  5. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone for your input. AR8Jason, it was found in NH. I am also unsure about what the abbreviation "DIH" stands for as it is near many of the names of the contributors. Also before the date appears to be the name of a town but it is very hard to make it.
  6. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much AR8Jason. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    The names are clearly written with different hands and reflect actual signatures of the donors.

    The "X" and treasurers initials ("DIH") would most likely reflect an accounting notation by the treasurer that the payment had been received ("Rd").

  8. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks musikchoo and Scottvez.
  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I deal a lot in 19th century paper and after reading a good quantity of it, it becomes fairly easy to read. Of course there are always a few words that are hard to decipher, but the overall content is clear.

  10. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks Scottvez. I collect old paper documents but I do not come across too many 19th century documents. I probably have more experience reading 18th century documents than 19th century. Can you make out the word before the date on the document?
  11. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Hems303, thank you for your comment. I am glad my post was able to relight your enthusiasm!
  12. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks AR8Jason! I appreciate all the research you have done and would appreciate more information and links.
  13. PaperHoarder, 5 years ago
    Thanks AR8Jason. I will continue to research the names as well as where it may be from.

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