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Assessment List Before the Revolution


From the book by Beer, F.W. & Co. History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties, N.Y., 1878.

Among the mass of papers left by Jelles Fonda, and now in the possession of the Van Hornes of Fonda, is "a List of the persons that are assessed above five pounds, with the sums they are to pay, and the number of days they are to work upon the King's highways, annexed." Though not dated, the document is believed to have been written shortly, previous to the Revolution, and furnishes a sort of limited census of the inhabitants of this region, with their relative financial standing. Many names now familiar in the same district will be recognized under the disguise which the orthography of the writer, and perhaps of the times, put upon them. The list is as follows:





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