The original author(s) used a number of abbreviations. These are listed in the format and order seen in the ledger.
afe – Authorization for Expenditures. An AFE is a document that lays out proposed expenses for a particular project and authorizes an individual or group to spend a certain amount of money for that project. It is a budget for the project against which actual expenditures are compared. These are the letters you see on the front cover just below the title.
F.O.B. - Free On Board is a term in international commercial law specifying at what point respective obligations, costs, and risk involved in the delivery of goods shift from the seller to the buyer.
Amt - Amount
Amt brot fd - Amount brought forward
De – Debit
Fght – Freight
B&M.R.R. – Boston & Maine Rail Road
Pd – Paid
yd – Yards
c or cts – cents
Tres. Y.V.& S.of V Ass. – Treasurer, York Veterans & Sons of Veterans Association
Cr – Credit
acot – account
Rec or Recd – Received
Payt – Payment
Quincy Adams - Quincy Adams refers to a train station in Quincy, Massachusetts.