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    Henry Gardner 1780 Partly Printed Document Signed "H. Gardner" as Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts, one page, 13" x 16". Boston, November 25, 1780. Ordering "Timothy Hartshorn, Constable or Collector of Reading...to collect all and every the Sums of Money mentioned in the List or Lists of the Tax or assessment of your Town...and committed to you to collect amounting in the Whole to the Sum of Eight thousand five hundred & Eleven pounds 3/11..." On May 31, 1780, the Assembly of the State of Massachusetts-Bay passed "An Act for apportioning and assessing a Tax of Five Millions Six Hundred and One Thousand and Twenty-Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four Pence, upon the several towns and other Places in this State...for defraying the public Charges and for carrying into Execution the resolves of Congress of the Eighteenth of March 1780." On March 18, 1780, Congress resolved, in part, that "These United States having been driven into this just and necessary war, at a time when no regular civil governments were established, of sufficient energy to enforce the collection of taxes, or to provide funds for the redemption of such bills of credit as their necessities obliged them to issue...That the several states continue to bring into the continental treasury, by taxes or otherwise, their full quotas of fifteen million dollars monthly, as assigned them by the resolution of the 7th of October, 1779..." Tape affixed on verso to strengthen folds, light soiling. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection


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