|Title||Towns: Jericho: General|
|Dates of Creation||1784-1805|
|Scope & Content||Deed from tax sale of original grant in Jericho. Warning out issued in 1805 by selectmen of Jericho. Two 1803 promissory notes.|
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.
Warnings out could be issued to anyone passing through a town, warning the person or persons to return from whence they came. It was a method to ensure the new town would not be responsible for welfare costs, and the town of origin would be liable for an indigents upkeep.
|Credit line||Bequest of Hall Park McCullough|