Series Details:


Commitment orders by Justices of the Peace, Directors of the Poor, or a doctor directed to the Steward of the Poor House. Information includes name of person being committed, reason for admission (sometimes with some history), name of authorizing individual issuing the commitment, and date of the document. Some documents include notes such as who to notify in case of death.

Arrangement: Cronological by document date.

Index: None. See "Inventory" for a list of holdings. Note: all entries in the field for "Authorized by" are Justices of the Peace unless indicated.


Dates 1813 … 1915
Format Papers
Quantity 0.5 cu. ft.
Location Cumberland County;