icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

NOTICE is hereby given to the following non-resident proprietor of unimproved land lying in Conway, in the county of Hampshire, that his land is taxed in a town and minister tax for the year 1784, as follows, viz. Lot No. 102, laid to Nathaniel Dickinson, town tax, 12s. 6d.—minister tax, 4s. 6d. 1/4q.

Unless said taxes are paid on or before the 9th day of March next, so much of said land will then be sold at Public Vendue, at the house of Elisha Amsden, in Conway, at one o'clock, P.M. as will be sufficient to discharge the same with intervening charges. Said Vendue will be continued from day to day, by me the subscriber.

Cyrus Rice, Collector for 1784.
Conway, Jan. 13th, 1789.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.



label levels:

This advertisement for real estate back taxes would have served as a legal notice to the owner. When real estate taxes on a piece of land were not paid, the town was allowed to advertise for potential buyers. Anyone who paid the taxes and accrued interest could take over ownership of the land. In this case, a piece of land in Conway had five years of unpaid taxes and was owned by a non-resident. The tax collector issued this notice that enough land would be sold to cover the cost, if payment was not received by a certain date.

 

top of page

Public Vendue notice of Nathaniel Dickinson published in the Hampshire Gazette

publisher   Hampshire Gazette
author   Cyrus Rice (1726-1804)
date   Jan 28, 1789
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
width   4.25"
height   3.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L04.112


Look Closer icon My Collection icon Document Image icon Detailed info icon


ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object



See Also...

Notice of non-payment of taxes from Conway article published in the Hampshire Gazette

Public Vendue of land in Bernardston for non-payment of taxes to Caleb Chapin

Public Vendue notice to some residents of Charlemont published in the Hampshire Gazette


button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents

 

Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback