Sharp County Court
Book I, October 1887
In the Matter of Purchasing a Poor Farm and Making an Appropriation therefore
Now on this day it was ordered considered and adjudged by the court that the sum of four hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for
the purpose of making a payment on a poor farm for the maintenance of the paupers of Sharp County which
purchase is hereby ordered and directed in accordance with the provisions of law in such cases made and
provided, said farm not to exceed in price the sum of twelve hundred dollars to be paid for in three equal
installments, the first of which shall be paid when said purchase is made and the remaining two installments in one and
two years in equal payments.
And on motion it was also ordered that the sum of four hundred dollars be and the same is herby appropriated
for the purpose of keeping the paupers of said county until suitable arrangements shall have been made for taking care
of them in the poor farm of the county.
And the names of those voting in the affirmative on each of said appropriations are:
Justices Barnett of North, Barnett of Cave, Carpenter, Conyers, Colliers, Coats, Dark, Dailey, Erwin,
Flanagan, Gay, Halliburton, Holt, Jones, Lackey, Mobley, Paden, Rogers, Ray, Ring, Richie, Sheet, Shanks of Cave,
Shanks of Sullivan, Spotts, Spurlock and Steele.
Except on the first appropriation Justice Flanagan voted in the negative.
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