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Affidavits of publication of tax sale and redemption notices

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series documents the announcement of pending tax-sales and redemptions of lands. Included are affidavits of publication of tax sale and redemption notices for land to be sold for taxes; county treasurers' receipts; notices of mortgage liens on land to be sold for taxes; published lists of lands to be sold; lists of newspapers publishing the notices; and lists of people receiving the notices. Also included are a map and tax assessment lists for draining a marsh in Madison County.
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6.75 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1814-1927
Series Number:
B0931

Arrangement

Documents are tied in labeled bundles.

B0931-99:Chronological by year of tax sale.

Scope and Content Note

This series was created by the Comptroller's Office to document the announcement of pending tax-sales of lands and redemptions of lands, as part of the due process of law in selling property of non-residents for delinquent taxes.

Records include affidavits of publication of notices of tax-sales and of notices for the redemption of lands sold for taxes; county treasurers' receipts for lists of lands to be sold for taxes; a few notices of mortgage liens on lands to be sold for taxes; and assorted other documents. Among the other documents are a map and tax assessment list for draining the "great Marsh" in Madison County, 1828-1834; and affidavits of publication of notices of sale of lands for unpaid state road taxes.

3B0931-99: Contents of this accretion vary from year to year. The affidavits were made by newspaper publishers certifying that notices and lists of lands to be sold for taxes, lands remaining unredeemed, or lands redeemed from sale in their respective counties were published at specified times and intervals. Published copies of the lists are attached. Also included are lists of newspapers in each county that published land lists, sometimes with costs, number of words, etc.; correspondence from county clerks designating a newspaper to publish official notices; and lists of names of persons to serve official notice to occupants of lands to be sold.

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