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[412] 1677, £ 3; in 1687, £ 5. Horses, three years and upwards, in 1677, £ 3; in 1687, £ 5. Cows and bulls, four years old, in 1677, £ 2; in 1687, £ 3. Sheep, above one year old, in 1677, 5s. each; in 1687, 8s. Swine, above one year, in 1677, 10s.; in 1687, £ 1.

The first session of the General Court, under the second charter, began June 8, 1692; and they voted that 10s. a poll, and one-quarter part of the annual income on all real and personal estate in the Province, be assessed. These taxes, assessed upon the Province by the House of Representatives from 1692 to 1702, averaged £ 11,000 per annum. Of this sum, Medford paid, in 1692, £ 32. 18s.; in 1696, £ 42; in 1698, £ 20; in 1702, £ 19. 1s.; while Malden paid, in the same years, £ 121, £ 90, £ 45, and £ 48. Woburn paid £ 181, £ 144, £ 75, and £ 85. Cambridge paid £ 214, £ 189, £ 102, and £ 102.

To show a town-tax at this period, and also the names most frequently occurring in the town's records, we here insert “a rate made by the selectmen, May 16, 1701, for defraying town-charges; namely, for the deputy, and the laying in of ammunition; and for fetching and carrying Mr. Woodbridge, and the entertaining of him.”

Maj. Nathaniel Wade164
John Whitmore068
Stephen Hall, jun.075
Eliezer Wier058
John Bradstreet076
John Man010
Lieut. Peter Tufts1510
Ens. Stephen Francis0168
Serg. John Bradshaw0115
Mr. Thomas Willis0176
Nathaniel Hall054
John Francis0126
John Hall, jun.086
Jonathan Tufts01910
Stephen Willis, jun.068
Stephen Hall, sen.066
Serg. Stephen Willis114
Ebenezer Brooks0178
Samuel Brooks01010
Mr. Richard Rookes070
Mrs. Elizabeth Wade0189
Parcill Hall066
George Blanchard036
Jacob Shepherd0130
Nathaniel Peirce026
James Tufts045
Timothy Prout016
Mr. Thomas Swan018
John Tufts024
Mr. Joseph Prout0010
Francis Whitmore040
Benjamin Marble026
James Wright026
William Merroe026
Thomas Miler026
Mathew Miler025
William Walden026
Thomas Clark026
Peter Seccomb026
Eben. Brooks his man020
Benjamin Peirce020
Samuel Stone020
William Paten020
Mr. Jonathan Dunster018
Mr. John Hall1110

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