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Although valuation lists were made every year, only about every seven years would a detailed list, as this one in 1771, be made. The printed forms named 27 categories of taxable property, including all types of buildings, mercantile and financial assets, livestock, and improved land. In addition they provided for an accounting of all male polls (persons) 16 years and older. The purpose of this general assessment was to gather the information necessary to divide the burden of provincial taxes equitably among the towns.

 

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"Massachusetts Tax Valuation list of 1771"

publisher   G. K. Hall
author   Bettye Hobbs Pruitt
date   1978
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   14.0"
width   10.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L99.095


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