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Title Towns: Moretown: General
Creator Moretown (Vt.)
Dates of Creation 1784
Scope & Content Deed from tax sale of original grant in Moretown. One document regarding the 1798 one cent tax sale of Moretown land.
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 Hodges, Silas H.
Ives, Abraham
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2010.2.36