16 June 2016
PROPERTY OF A LADY
ADAMS, Samuel (b.1689). Autograph letter signed (“Samuel Adams”) also signed by Timothy Prout, Oxenbridge Thacher, John Hunt, David Farnum and Jonathan Williams. Boston, 27 October, 1729. Folio, 2 ½ pp. Text in a clear clerical hand. Light stains.
POVERTY AND TAXATION IN COLONIAL BOSTON. A complex legal matter by the selectmen of Boston, concerning certain taxes on vessels landing at Boston, as specified in an earlier act; It references one Captain John Nimmo master of the ship Tyley recently arrived from Ireland, with passengers and various fees to be collected; Nimmo has failed to comply with the law as requested and thereby forfeits a bond of 100 pounds sterling for the use of the poor of the town of Boston.
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