March 7, 1853 Canton, Maine, document where Selectmen Gideon Ellis and Jacob Ludden direct Treasurer John M. DeShon to pay $20 to Mrs. Mercy M. Berry for teaching in District No. 10. for the year.
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Paper scrap; minimal handwriting on the reverse.
The people mentioned above were, presumably:
- Gideon Ellis (1796-1872), Selectman
- Jacob Ludden (1813-1886), Selectman
- John M. DeShon (1805-1880), Town Treasurer
- Mrs. Mercy Melvinia (Leavitt) Berry (1829-1910), Teacher