ledger studied was the expenses audit book that an Essex County Board of
Supervisors 3-member Purchasing Committee maintained to monitor jail
operating costs. It covered Feb.1, 1904 through April 24, 1931.
the items, a most intriguing term appeared in some of the early entries:
was used 10 times among the bill entries made through 1909 beginning 1904.
Example: a $3 bill from the Port Henry Telephone Company.