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Lawyers' account books, Bethel, Vermont, 1838-1923.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  XMSC 27:1-5  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Title : Lawyers' account books, Bethel, Vermont, 1838-1923.
Physical Description : 9 volumes.
General Note : Continued in MSA 417:1-4.
Summary :

Account books kept by four lawyers practicing in Bethel, Vermont, including cashbooks and a ledger kept by Augustus P. Hunton from 1838 to 1897, an account book kept by Stephen M. Pingree from 1858 to 1861, ledgers kept by William B. C. Stickney from 1875 to 1923, as well as a collection docket, 1870 to 1897, and a cashbook kept by Allen P. Dudley from 1841 to 1843.

Biographical or historical data :

Augustus P. Hunton was born in Groton, N.H. on February 23, 1816, the son of Ariel and Polly (Pingry) Hunton. After studying law, he was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1837 and began his practice in Stockbridge Common. In 1838 he moved to Bethel where he continued to practice law with several different successive partners including William B.C. Stickney and Allen P. Dudley. He served in the Vermont Legislature, both in the Senate and the House. He died on June 25, 1911.

Stephen Morse Pingree was born in Salisbury, N.H. on March 21, 1835. He studied law with his cousin, Augustus P. Hunton in Bethel, VT. Pingree was admitted to the Windsor County bar in 1869 and practiced law in Gaysville or Hartford with his brother Samuel. Stephen Pingre represented Hartford in Vermont's General Assembly in 1872-73. Stephen M. Pingree died in 1892.

William B.C. Stickney was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on January 16, 1845. After graduating from Harvard (class of 1865) he studied law and moved to Bethel, Vermont in 1874. In 1875 Stickney joined Augustus P. Hunton, whose daughter Mary he married in 1877. For most of his adult life, Stickney lived and practiced law in Bethel except for an interval from 1912-1924 when he and his family lived in Rutland. Stickney served as State's Attorney in Windsor County and also as president of the Vermont Bar Association. William B. C. Stickney died in 1930.

Allen P. Dudley was born on December 16, 1819 in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, the son of Moses and Persis (Pratt) Dudley. He began practicing law in Bethel, Vermont in 1841, forming a partnership with A.P. Hunton. The partnership was dissolved in 1842, and Dudley moved backed to New Hampshire, practicing law in Winchester, Nashua, and Chesterfield. In 1855 he and his family moved to San Francisco.

Related Collections : Material relating to Augustus Pingry Hunton and Stephen Morse Pingree can be found in Doc 383 and Doc 384 in the VHS collections.
Subject Term : Lawyers Vermont Bethel.
Lawyers Accounting.
Geographic Term : Bethel (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Account books.
Occupation : Lawyers