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To the SELECT-MEN, or ASSESSORS of the Town of Buckland ~~ in the County
of HAMPSHIRE, Greeting,

WHEREAS the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the 28th Day of January Anno Domini, 1784

Resolved agreed and determined that the Sum of Three Hundred and fifty pounds lawful Money
be raised on the several Towns, Districts, or Places, within the said County, according to the Directions of the Law, for defraying the usual necessary Charges of the County; and directed that the Clerk of the Peace should forthwith send out Warrants for assessing the several Towns, districts and Places Proportion thereof, as the Law directs, and for paying in the same:

THESE are, therefore, in the NAME of the COMMONWEALTH of MASSACHUSETTS, to Will and Require you to assess the Sum of One pound ten shillings and Nine pence upon the Inhabitants of the Town of Buckland each his due and equal Proportion thereof, as near as may be, according to the Rule for defraying the Charges of the Commonwealth; being the said Towns Proportion for the County Tax and Rate abovementioned; and you are to make a true and perfect List or Lists of the Names of the Persons on whom you assess the aforesaid Sum, which Lists or Lists, so perfected, and signed by yourselves, or the major Part of you, you are to commit to the Collector, Constable or Constables of your Town -- requiring them respectively to levy and collect the said Sum of £ 1~10~9~ on the Inhabitants thereof, and to pay in the same unto William Pynchon Esq; County Treasurer, his Successor, or Order, at or before the thirty first Day of March -- next ensuing. Hereof fail not of making Return of the Names of the Person of Persons to whom you commit the aforesaid List or Lists to the said Treasurer, and of the Sum to each of them respectively committed to collect, as soon as may be after you have committed the same.

Dated in Northampton, the thirteenth Day of February Anno Domini, One Thousand seven Hundred and eighty four
By Order of Law
Rob Breck Cler Pacs

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: This is a notification to the town of Buckland, Massachusetts, to assess 1 pound 10 shillings 9 pence upon the inhabitants of the town according to the Rule for defraying the Charges of the Commonwealth. A list of the names and the assessments is to be forwarded to the treasurer of the county.


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Tax Assessment notice for town of Buckland

creator   General Court
author   Robert Breck (1737-1799)
date   Feb 13, 1784
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   13.0"
width   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L04.056

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