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Town Treasurer's Accounts
Chamberlain's Intromissions, 1838-1839

The City Archives includes a series of Treasurer's Accounts from the 16th century to the present which provide detailed information on everyday life in 19th century Dundee as well as more extraordinary events.

Many of the expenditure items listed on these pages are related to the execution of Arthur Woods in 1839. The erecting of the scaffold cost £40, 7 shillings and 11 pence (£40 7s11d); John Scott, the executioner was paid £17 5s; meat for the executioner while in the gaol cost 14s 9d; and transport for the executioner back to Edinburgh cost £2 10s.




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