V.p., 1870-1904. 1. June 28, 1870. 1-p. ALS from E.H. Savage of the Office of the Chief of Police of Boston on Office letterhead with original mailing envelope. "You having been appointed a Police Officer for the City of Boston will please call at this office as soon as convenient and oblige."2. Broadside certificate accomplished in manuscript from the City of Boston Police. Dated June 27, 1870, stating Leavitt's appointment as Constable. Signed by the City Clerk.3. March 10, 1874. 1-p. ALS signed by Samuel C[rocker] Cobb, Mayor of Boston (1874-1877) accepting Leavitt's resignation from the police force. 4. Two bills of sale dated March, 1874 and accomplished in manuscript from the office of White & Summer. The first Joseph S. Paine & others to Oliver P. Leavitt one bay horse, one chestnut horse, one sorrel horse, one black mare, two red express wagons, one green express wagon, blankets, brushes, curry combs, twp desks, one stove, window curtains, etc., for the sum of $3,000. The second bill of sale dated a few weeks later from Oliver P. Leavitt to Amasa Paine for much of the same contents, for $750.5. Bill of sale accomplished in manuscript from C.A. Bissell & al. to O.P. Leavitt, March 31, 1882. Sale chiefly comprised of utensils and tools from the former's "business of butchering."6. Collection of nine receipts dating 1891 to 1895 for sundry items, including coal, hogs, cows, heiffers, and a pair of oxen.7. Application for License to Slaughter Cattle, dated May, 4, 1895, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Accomplished in manuscript: "The business to be carried on thereat and the products thereof to be sold or used for food are [mostly to be cut in the winter. I sell some [?] in quarters]. The estimated number of cattle to be slaughtered thereat per week are [three to six] cattle; [three to six] calves..."8. Two printed Supreme Court cases: "Joseph Ano vs. William W. Leavitt et al." (January 21st, 1899) and "Joseph Ano vs. Charlotte Pillsbury and others" (January 27th, 1899). 9. Typescript Indenture dated October 29th, 1903, between Susan A. Garrett of Boston and O.P. Leavitt for the latter's use of Garrett's farm. Signed by Garrett, Leavitt and one witness, a J.S. Moore. Collection of approximately 39 items belonging to Massachusetts-based O. Perry Leavitt housed in original leather chemise. A few documents split at folds, leather chemise worn and somewhat tattered, else a Very Good collection. Highlights include:. (Inventory #: 29321)
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