Woodstock Society for Detecting Thefts records
Scope and Content
The collection consists of the original and subsequent constitutions, one volumes of meeting minutes, lists of members, and accounts which are records of fines levied on members for not attending meetings.
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
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The 39 men who met May 20, 1793, agreed to form themselves “into a Society for the purpose of Detecting those who may steal horses or other Property. . .” The name of the organization was the Woodstock Society for Detecting Thefts and although the stated purpose has changed, the Society exists in the 21st century.
Among the members, eight “Suitable Persons [were] chosen annually or oftener if necessary, who shall furnish themselves with Able Horses and shall engage to pursue on the shortest Notice any Theft that may be Committed upon any Member of the Society.” Members were fined for not attending meetings.
Minutes of meetings, accounts and member records of a local law enforcement society.
- Accounts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Constitutions Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Crime prevention--Citizen participation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Men--Societies and clubs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes (administrataive records) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Theft Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Woodstock (Conn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- RG 169:008, Woodstock Theft Detecting Society
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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