Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson’s Statement of His Taxable Property in Albemarle County, 1 February 1817

Statement of Taxable Property in Albemarle County

A list of taxable property of the subscriber in Albemarle Feb. 1. 1817.

5. white tythes.

79. slaves of 16. years old & upwards

 9. do of 12. years old & not 16.

31. horses and mules.

 1. gigg

 1. 4-wheeled carriage (a Landau)

Th: Jefferson

MS (MHi); written entirely in TJ’s hand on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Joseph C. Cabell to TJ; endorsed by TJ: “Sheriff Albem. taxable property 1817.”

The Virginia General Assembly passed an act on 22 Feb. 1817 keeping property-tax rates the same as they had been in 1816 (Acts of Assembly description begins Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia (cited by session; title varies over time) description ends [1817–18 sess.], 3). tythes: “tithables.”

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