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Title Towns: Wallingford: General
Creator Wallingford (Vt.)
Dates of Creation 1807-1822
Scope & Content Recommendation for inn keepers in Wallingford, Vermont.
Administrative/Biographical History The regulation of taverns was authorized in 1779 when Vermont was a republic. Magistrates, selectmen, constables, and grand jurymen were to meet in March to nominate the person or persons suitable “to keep an house or houses of public entertainment” in the coming year. The nominations were then submitted to the county court for licensing or refusal of a license based on the number of nominees and evidence the nominee was fit to hold a license. The law also required that “tavern haunters” be identified and their names posted at the door to every tavern in town. “Tippling houses” were prohibited with fines and public whipping permitted for offenders. In 1787 fees were allowed for tavern licenses. In 1798 changes to the law allowed fees based on profits, required taverns and inns to have on hand “suitable refreshments, provisions and accommodations for travelers, their cattle and horses,” and required the posting of suitable identifying signs.
Related People Bucklin, Amos
Button, Charles
Edgerton, Robert
Fox, William
Hall, Mosley
Hewitt, Andrew
Hyde, Orange
Johnson, Eliakim H.
Kent, William
Marsh, William
Miller, Alexander
Randall, Joseph
Roberts, Daniel
Smith, Oliver
Thompson, Jonathan
Wells, Charles
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.113.36