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DescriptionMassachusetts Treasury Tax Collector's Certificate £21.1s.10d Jan. 2, 1783 Anderson MA-38 Extremely Fine-About New.
A certificate listed by William G. Anderson in The Price of Liberty as MA-38 and with a rarity rating of R5 (31 to 75 known). This certificate is an amount due from the state to one William Proctor, which will be received from the excise (tax) for 1782. The Treasurer's name is marked out, while that of Samuel Henshaw as Com(missioner) of Excise has been added at lower left. This is only the second example of MA-38 to appear in our auctions. The docket endorsement on the back reads, "Rec.(eived) Contents / (Signed) Wm. Procter." This shows that he received his money. This example is boldly printed in deep black ink upon fresh, clean laid period paper, and having vivid brown ink manuscript portions and signatures.
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