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 In October 1800, Love was named as one of the first trustees for Burlington. ​ He received an appointment from the County Court to clear out the “publick square” to the best advantage, and to report back((//​Court Orders//, 20 Oct 1800)). In February of the following year ([[1801]]) he was appointed [[county jail|Jailer]] of the County, and he renewed his tavern license in July((//​Court Orders//, 20 July 1801)). By this time he was also finished clearing the public square, and the Court ordered that he be paid $18.40 for his labour, provided the [[Sheriff]] had the funds to do so out of the current tax levy.  During this period he was also appointed surveyor on a number of county roads. In October 1800, Love was named as one of the first trustees for Burlington. ​ He received an appointment from the County Court to clear out the “publick square” to the best advantage, and to report back((//​Court Orders//, 20 Oct 1800)). In February of the following year ([[1801]]) he was appointed [[county jail|Jailer]] of the County, and he renewed his tavern license in July((//​Court Orders//, 20 July 1801)). By this time he was also finished clearing the public square, and the Court ordered that he be paid $18.40 for his labour, provided the [[Sheriff]] had the funds to do so out of the current tax levy.  During this period he was also appointed surveyor on a number of county roads.
  
-John Love's work as Jailer was a good fit with his tavern; he was well equipped to supply food for both prisoners and guards. ​ He was appointed Jailer again in November [[1804]]((//​Court Orders//, 26 Nov 1804)). ​ The salary was $10.00 a year.  If he had prisoners who required an extraordinary amount of time he received some additional compensation. ​ In December of [[1805]] he had custody of Ralph and Ned, two slaves who were accused of murdering James, another black. ​ The trial took place on the last day of December. ​ For keeping them he was paid a total of $25.00, more than twice his salary for a year.  He boarded them for 32 days, for which he was allowed 38 shillings. ​ A very long list of people who helped him guard them were paid at 75¢ per day.  Again in October [[1807]] he received additional compensation for boarding the guards of the accused ​[[John Shoad]], that is $8.00((//​Court Orders//, 19 Oct 1807)).+John Love's work as Jailer was a good fit with his tavern; he was well equipped to supply food for both prisoners and guards. ​ He was appointed Jailer again in November [[1804]]((//​Court Orders//, 26 Nov 1804)). ​ The salary was $10.00 a year.  If he had prisoners who required an extraordinary amount of time he received some additional compensation. ​ In December of [[1805]] he had custody of Ralph and Ned, two slaves who were accused of murdering James, another black. ​ The trial took place on the last day of December. ​ For keeping them he was paid a total of $25.00, more than twice his salary for a year.  He boarded them for 32 days, for which he was allowed 38 shillings. ​ A very long list of people who helped him guard them were paid at 75¢ per day.  Again in October [[1807]] he received additional compensation for boarding the guards of the accused John Shoad, that is $8.00((//​Court Orders//, 19 Oct 1807)).
  
-A tavern was not a full time occupation at that time.  The tavern keeper had to diversify. ​ In November [[1803]] John Love was paid $2.00 by the Court for taking care of the Stray Pen for a year. The [[County Clerk]] kept a record of stray animals, sometimes called the Estray Book.  When strays were found and recorded they were confined until their owners came for them.  This was taken care of by John Love, who was prepared already to feed the horses of travelers. ​ We find records that in the years following he did many other things in addition to his duties as tavern keeper and jailer. ​ In [[1808]] he received the sum of $10.00 for taking care of repairs to the [[Courthouse]] and [[county jail|Jail]]. ​ In December of that year he was allowed an additional $1.50 for his part in the [[hog rustling case]]((//Court Orders//, 9 Dec 1808)).+A tavern was not a full time occupation at that time.  The tavern keeper had to diversify. ​ In November [[1803]] John Love was paid $2.00 by the Court for taking care of the Stray Pen for a year. The [[County Clerk]] kept a record of stray animals, sometimes called the Estray Book.  When strays were found and recorded they were confined until their owners came for them.  This was taken care of by John Love, who was prepared already to feed the horses of travelers. ​ We find records that in the years following he did many other things in addition to his duties as tavern keeper and jailer. ​ In [[1808]] he received the sum of $10.00 for taking care of repairs to the [[Courthouse]] and [[county jail|Jail]]. ​ In December of that year he was allowed an additional $1.50 for his part in the hog rustling case((//​Court Orders//, 9 Dec 1808)).
  
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