A Guide to Town Officers, shewing Their Appointment, Duties, Liabilities, and Privileges: According to the Laws of the Province. First Edition

By: DICKSON, Daniel.

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DICKSON, Daniel. A Guide to Town Officers, shewing Their Appointment, Duties, Liabilities, and Privileges: According to the Laws of the Province. Pictou, N.S. : "Printed in the Bee Office", 1837. First Edition. Pp (4),[3]-217,(1). 12mo (108 x 175 mm), rebound, with new endpapers, in black buckram, with gilt lettering to spine, owner's name in gilt to front board.

Not in TPL, Lande, or Lande Supplement.

Daniel Dickson (b. January 15, 1805 , Onslow / Truro, Colchester County - d. December 27, 1878, Pictou.).

See MacPhie, Pictonians at Home and Abroad, Chapter 5.

“The following work is intended as a Guide to Town Officers, who, at the time of their appointment, are frequently unacquainted with the duties they have to discharge, and the liabilities under which they labour. It includes the most important Township offices, which extend generally throughout the Province; but, it is not altogether applicable to the Town of Halifax, where many of these offices are regulated by enactments of local application.” - from the Preface, dated Aprtil 27, 1837, in Pictou.


1. Constables.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges, Special Constables.

2. Overseers of the Poor.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

3. Assessors of Poor Rates.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

4. Collectors of Poor Rates.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

5. County Treasurers.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

6. Assessors of County Rates.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

7. Collectors of County Rates.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

8. Surveyors of Highways.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

9. Fence Viewers.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

10. Pound Keepers.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

11. Inspectors of Beef and Pork.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

12. Inspectors and Weighers of Beef.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

13. Inspectors & Measurers of Grain, Salt, Coals, Lime, Bricks, and Free-Stone.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

14. Surveyors and Weighers of Hay.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

15. Sealers of Leather.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties.
3. Their Liabilities.
4. Their Privileges.

16. Surveyors of Timber and Lumber.
1. Their Appointment.
2. Their Duties, Liabilities., and Privileges.

Addenda.

An old damp stain to margins throughout, occasional browning, else a good, solid copy in a stout binding. Scarce. 800.00

Title: A Guide to Town Officers, shewing Their Appointment, Duties, Liabilities, and Privileges: According to the Laws of the Province. First Edition

Author Name: DICKSON, Daniel.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: 1837

Seller ID: 83647

Keywords: LAW LOCAL HISTORY 18001850ED NOVA SCOTIA CANADA PRECONFIMP IMPRINT GOVERNMENT LEGAL HISTORY CANADIAN TOWN OFFICERS TOWNS PICTOU COUNTY ,