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COLLECTION Identifier: UAI 20.799

Records of the Corporation relating to College tax exemptions

Memorial of the President and Fellows of Harvard College to the General Court for the enlargement of their power to hold real estate. Copy, [1797 July 15] Digital

Scope and Contents Four folio-sized leaves containing a handwritten copy of a petition to the Massachusetts General Court from the Harvard Corporation requesting the College's amount of tax exempt real estate be enlarged.

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Extract from legislation passed 1799 February 7, 1799 February 7 Digital

Scope and Contents One fragment of a leaf containing a handwritten extract from unidentified legislation stipulating that a section of the bill "should not be so construed as to exempt" the real estate of the College or its officers from payment of local taxes beyond that exempted in the Charter of 1650 and the state Constitution. The text includes the note, "passed 7 Feb'y --99" and presumably refers to the bill referenced in President Willard's letter to Samuel Phillips that "passed the House, and is now before...

First Draught of substitute, [1799 February] Digital

Scope and Contents One folio-sized leaf containing a handwritten draft of the substitute clause providing Cambridge a year to provide evidence that Harvard exceeded £500 in real estate income. The clause was included in the annual tax act, approved on February 28, 1799 (Chapter 75).

Title transcribed from document verso.

Substitute, [1799 February] Digital

Scope and Contents Fragment of paper containing a handwritten copy of the substitute clause. The clause was included in the annual tax act, approved on February 28, 1799 (Chapter 75).

Title transcribed from document verso.

New Draught of a Bill, [1799] Digital

Scope and Contents One folio-sized leaf containing a handwritten draft of a bill section regarding the College's amount of tax-exempt real estate income, with the income values left blank.

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Queries, [1798 June] Digital

Scope and Contents One octavo-sized leaf containing handwritten questions in the hand of Professor Pearson regarding the taxation of real estate in Cambridge. A note on the document verso: "Allen 2nd June 11th 1798" indicates Pearson used a student's assignment paper and the date suggests the queries may have been created in preparation for the June 20, 1798 meeting with the Committee of the Town of Cambridge.

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[Yearly account statement from 1785 to 1799 January], [1799 January] Digital

Scope and Contents One folio-sized leaf containing a handwritten unidentified statement with calculations by year between June 1785 through January 1799. The entries include a yearly figure and "deduct" amounts, and amounts include cents suggesting the figures represent income or repair amounts, as opposed to rents.

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A Catalogue of estates in Cambridge belonging to Harvard College, 1799 January 11 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a handwritten list of Cambridge real estate belonging to Harvard and the amount of related rents, signed by President Willard.

No. 1 Acct. of Estate belonging to Harvard College January 1799, 1799 Digital

Scope and Contents Two folio-sized leaves containing a one-page handwritten list and description of the College real estate.

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No. 2 College Funds, 1799 Digital

Scope and Contents One folio-sized leaf containing a handwritten accounting statement of the appropriated and unappropriated income from the Charles River and West Boston bridges and real estate of the College.

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