DISPUTE over  LEGAL RESIDENCE
(Were taxes ever paid?)

 

In this case another town has been refusing to reimburse Salem for the money they have
spent providing "fuel" and "provisions" (see bottom left) to a family of eight people.
At issue seems to be whether or not they ever previously paid taxes in the community where
they are claiming legal residence.  This despite the fact that the husband has presented
to the Board of Overseers of Salem some receipts for the payment of these taxes.
Apparently, having paid those taxes was required for qualification for "residence."

 

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