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Title Towns: Highgate: General
Creator Highgate (Vt.)
Dates of Creation 1784
Scope & Content Deed from tax sale of original grants in Highgate, Vermont.
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.
Related People Chipman, Nathaniel
Fisher, John
Ives, Abraham
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2010.2.67