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Collection of Newport, R.I. tax statements (RLC.Ms.581)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
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Scope & content

This collection consists of tax records presented to tax assessors of Newport County by various residents of Newport, Rhode Island in the years 1813-1820, with several undated items. The majority of the records, which cover assets including real estate, merchandise, ship cargo, and debts owed, are addressed to tax assessors Stephen Gould (1781-1838), Anthony Dixon (c. 1758-1826) and Thomas Bush (1778-1846). The earliest dated items in the collection are addressed to Augustus Peckham (1761-1844), Thomas Thurston (1782-1814) and Grosman (fl. 1813). The items in the collection were numbered by past Library Staff in alphabetical order.