Hardwick: March 14, 1757.
1p. partially printed and accomplished, docketed on verso. 13 x 8 inches. MASSACHUSETTS STAMP ACT. Old folds, two small wholes in upper right corner affecting one word of text, else fine. Item #235087
Partially-Printed Document Signed “David White” dated during the French & Indian War period, conveying to Samuel Robinson “One Certain Tract or Parcel of Land Lying and being in Hardwick.”
With most of the wax seal remaining and signed at the bottom by Job Dexter and Sarah White.
In 1755, during the second administration of Governor Shirley, the Massachusetts General Court, anticipating a war with the French, enacted a stamp act, or tax on paper, to pay for the construction of forts in Maine and the defense of the frontiers. The stamps were issued in half-penny, two-penny, three-penny, and four-penny amounts. The tax only remained in effect for two years.
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