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Form F.

To the Inhabitants of the tenth
Collection District, in the eighth Division, for a direct
tax, in the State of Massachusetts.

YOU are hereby notified, that the Tax, which has been affected
upon Dwelling-Houses, & Lands and Slaves, within this District, by
virtue of an Act of Congress, passed the 14th July, 1798, entitled
"An Act to lay and collect a direct tax," becomescame due and payable
on the Seventh day of April 1800, next, and that I
will attend at the Dwelling House of Mr. Ebenezer Pomeroy in Hawley to collect
the same, from and after on the 10th day of September next at 1. OClock P.M.
of which, all persons concerned are to take notice.

In conformity to the 6th section of the Act aforesaid, a full and
correct copy of the Tax List remains in the office of the Surveyor
of the Revenue for the tenth Assessment District,
in the eighth Division, for a direct tax, in the State of Mas-
sachusetts, open to the inspection of all persons inclined to inspect
the same.

Shelburne Aug. 20. 1800

Theodore Barnard Collector of the tenth District.


NB All persons concerned are desired to notice that the law
requires the Collection to apply once only at their respective
dwellings to demand the Tax. If he calls a
second time an addition of eight pr Centum upon the Tax
will be demanded.

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On July 9, 1798, the United States Congress passed an act providing for the valuation of lands and dwelling houses and the enumeration of slaves within the country. On July 14, another act was passed to lay and collect a direct tax. The states were divided into divisions and the President appointed a commissioner for each, who then divided them into assessment districts. The assessors were to compile a list of houses, land, and slaves and then evaluate and assess them accordingly. This notification is from the tax collector of the eighth division of Massachusetts, which was Hampshire County. It tells people where the assessments can be viewed and when he will be in the town of Hawley to collect the taxes due.

 

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Tax Form F

publisher   State House
creator   Theodore Barnard (1748-1821)
date   Apr 7, 1800
location   Shelburne, Massachusetts
width   8.25"
height   13.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L04.125


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See Also...

"Massachusetts Tax Valuation list of 1771"

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

Tax Assessment notice to Town of Buckland


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