Creator(s)

Cumberland (Me.)

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Prince Memorial Library

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Overseers of the Poor provided two different kinds of relief: “outdoor” relief, which provided cash or supplies within an individual’s home, and “indoor” relief, in which a pauper received support at an almshouse or poor farm. Following the efforts of Dorothea Dix, the Maine native, social reformer and champion of the mentally ill who travelled the country in the 1840s documenting the conditions of prisoners and poorhouse residents, indoor relief became less favorable in the latter half of the century. Ebenezer Hill Bill for Supplies for the Family of Miss Kenedy, March 4, 1862 details expenses paid by the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor for supplies for the family of Miss Kenedy, including flour, meal and pork, as a form of outdoor relief.

Exact Creation Date

3-4-1862

Language

English

Location

Cumberland

Keywords

Paupers; Indigent; Cumberland; Bills; Outdoor Relief

Ebenezer Hill Bill for Supplies for the Family of Miss Kenedy


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