Lot 41 of 419:
Taxing inhabitants of Deerfield Mass. 1763  

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Title:
Ms. Document apprising the country treasurer of tax assessment of the inhabitants of Deerfield, Mass.

Author:
**

Place:
Deerfield, MA

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Date:
[c.1763]

Description:
10 lines, in ink, on sheet 4¼x7¼. Elijah Williams and Joseph Barnard, Assessors of Deerfield, write to country treasurer Edward Pynchon that "We have made an assessment on the inhabitants of Deerfield to satisfie the County Tax agreed upon by ye Sessions of ye Peace Novr. 1763 the sum of L14:2:6 & have committed the same to Mr. Thomas French one of the constables of ye Deerfield to be collected." It was these added taxes placed upon the American colonists in the wake of the French & Indian War that contributed mightily to the dissension leading to the Revolutionary War. Provenance: A private California collection.

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Condition:
Lower corner torn off, not affecting writing, very good.


 
Item number:
202777
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