CB 3/18/1 is a printed 'Estimate of Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Belleville for the year 1879', listing salaries, departmental budgets and school expenditures and receipts from licenses, rents and taxes.
CB 3/18/2 is a summary of 'Debenture Indebtedness' of the City of Belleville on 31st December 1879. The relevant by-law numbers and the purpose of each is given, with the date of issue and the date the debentures fall due. Debentures listed include those for the building of Town Hall (now City Hall), the High School, a foot bridge across the Moira, the Lower Bridge and for the purchase of a Merryweather steam fire engine.
The file contains: -indenture between Ezra William and Lucy Holton, Elizabeth Sills, and the City of Belleville -indenture between Charles Lester and Emily Coleman, and the City of Belleville -City of Belleville By-Law # 325[5?] " A By-Law to authorize the execution and completition of a certain agreement between the corporation of the city of Belleville and one Walter H. Patterson -an agreement between Belleville and contractor Walter H. Patterson to build a foot bridge over the Moira river -Insurance agreement (policy no. CP59803) of the United States Fidelity and Gauranty Company of Baltimore, Maryland to insure Patterson Construction Company