A group of 12 canceled Louisville city claims, or checks, written between March 1843 and August 1850, for services performed for the community. Each of the claims includes the amount being issued, the recipient, as well as the purpose of the payment and is signed by both the mayor and city clerk.
The first claim in this group was written in the amount of $12.50 to a Miss. D. Fairbanks for one month salary as an assistant to the city school. Miss Virginia Corlette received $25 for her monthly salary as teacher at the school. James Speed received $50 for building the Fulton Street School House. The largest claim was for $100 paid to an agent on behalf of an estate for “money due said estate from the city wharf.”
The claims are printed in black on specialty lightweight white and blue paper and are in very good condition. Item #72703