“Book of payments to individuals following court hearings.”
City Directories and History: This receipt book, dated 1875 – 1876, consists of a number or payments to misc. individuals and concerns in Chester County. It appears, Mr. W.A. Sanders was the “Trial Justice”, with the court system, most likely probate court. Many of the receipts for payment are settlements due individuals claiming money owned for services such as painting houses or jewelry purchased. There is no explanation as to why this document was found in a private family collection.
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The Yorkville Enquirer reported on March 25, 1891 -“Mrs. M.E. McKoy has purchased the Jordan Bennett property lately owned by W.A. Sanders, Esq.”
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GALLERY OF RECEIPT PAGES – Courtesy of the Hardin – Oates – McMaster Collection, 2016
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