|Title||Towns: Essex: General|
|Dates of Creation||1784-1825|
|Scope & Content||Deed from tax sale. Report to probate court for claims against the estate of Thomson Woodworth. Letter from Polly, Elizabeth and John Calkins to brother Marshall Castle.|
|Administrative/Biographical History||Tax sales of land belonging to absentee original proprietors was authorized in 1783 permitting towns to levy a tax on all land in order to improve services and building roads. When the absentee land owners refused or failed to pay their tax, the land was auctioned or sold at vendue to collect the past tax.|
Hodges, Silas H.
|Credit line||Bequest of Hall Park McCullough|