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Guardians of the Poor
Committee on Poor Tax Duplicates

[Record Group 35-3-23]

35-3-23.1 Reports
1822-1826
1 volume, no index
Entries concerning reviews of individual Poor Tax collectors' books contain report date, names of committee members, name of tax collector, his collection district, total amount of tax he is charged with collecting, allowances on personal and real estate taxes, collector's commission, total due Guardians, uncollectible taxes; added at rear is a schedule of Poor Tax collectors for 1829, for each of which is shown his name, district, commission percentage, securities.
Bound with Guardians of the Orphan Children, Minutes.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-23.2 Poor Tax Register
1819-1847
56 volumes, index
Entries for each City ward and bounty district, borough and township within Guardians' jurisdiction; lists for each present each taxable's name, assessment of his real estate or personal assessment if no real property held, tax thereon; totals at foot of each page and recapitulation at end of each ward or district, borough or township entry.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-23.3 Poor Tax Duplicates
1803-1854
84 volumes, 4 pages, index
Entries arranged similarly to Poor Tax Register (RS 35.10) above but individual taxables' listings present only total assessment and total tax levied; no recapitulations. Also includes an "Abstract of Poor-tax due to Richard Truman, Collector . . . ." for High Street Ward, 1807-1809, and for North Ward, 1809- " . . . The Duplicates of which have been returned to the Alms House, and no allowance thereof for the same, made to the said Collector," which lists year of collection, page of tax duplicate, name of inhabitant or owner of property owing tax, gross value of assessment, amount of personal tax, total tax owed, and remarks.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-23.4 Settlements of Poor Tax Duplicates
1828-1852
2 volumes, no index
Entries under headings of collectors' names and City wards or districts, boroughs or townships for which they were collectors list total amount of tax levied in each jurisdiction with separate totals of personal taxes, dog taxes, registered taxes, errors and abatements, collector's commission, amount received by Guardian's Treasurer, amount remaining due
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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