Sep 29, 2022 - Sale 2615

Sale 2615 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--1779.) State of New Hampshire. Broadside on "a new Proportion to be a Guide for paying Taxes in this State." Letterpress broadside, 16 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches, signed in type by John Langdon as speaker and E. Thompson as secretary, docketed "a new proportion for taxes 1779" on verso; short separations at intersection of folds, otherwise minimal wear; uncut. [Exeter, NH]: [Zechariah Fowle], 16 November 1779

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Describes a new method for assessing taxes in the midst of the war, involving detailed inventories of farm produce and livestock. The selectmen are asked to record, among other things, "all Male Polls from eighteen Years and upwards , except Persons engaged in the Army during the War" and "all Male and Female Negroe and Molatto Servants, from sixteen to forty-five Years of Age." Evans 16389. 3 in ESTC, and none traced at auction since 1924.