A Yorkshire Sheriff's Record of Expenses [Manuscript]. Boynton, Sir Griffith, 6th Baronet [1745-1778]. [Sheriff's Accounting for Sir Griffith Boynton]. [Yorkshire, 1772?]. [2 blank], , [1 blank] pp. Text in one (possibly two?) neat hands to unsewn 12-1/2" x 8" bifolia. Light toning, horizontal fold lines, light soiling in places, a few small chips to fore-edges with minor loss to text in places but no loss to legibility. $350. * This interesting document, presumably produced at the end of Boynton's term as High Sheriff of Yorkshire, details the sheriff's expenses from 1771-1772 and seems to have been presented to the undersheriff for filing. The expenses range from the prosaic ("Paid the Marshall," 1 pound 12 shillings) to the mundane ("Three Office Seals," 1 pound 16 shillings) to the seemingly personal ("Associate's Wine at the Swan," 2 pounds). Together, they provide a highly detailed look at the varied duties and detailed accounting required of a local sheriff.
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