[Boston: 1787]. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 18 leaves, each with vertical columns. 22 pages completed in manuscript. Plain contemporary wrappers, inner margins and spine reinforced by tape; wrappers separated from text, several leaves loose. A clean and Very Good text.
This list of county taxpayers has names of more than one hundred residents; tables report their personal and real property assessments, and their poll, real estate, and personal property taxes paid. Some well-known Revolutionary figures include Major William Bell, who served as Captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company; Benjamin Austin, political writer; Jonathan Loring Austin, secretary to the Massachusetts Board of War until October, 1777; Capt. Nathaniel Goodwin of the 1st Plymouth Co. Regiment; and Dr. Thomas Welch, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Medical Society and a surgeon in the Continental Army. Also listed are Dr. James Pecker, first vice-president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and Dr. Joseph Whipple, also a founder of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Item #26656