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Office of the Board of Public Works,
(Columbia Building, Four-and-a-half Street, Room No. 6, Second Floor.)
Francis R. Cope, et al Washington, D.C., July 24, 1873. You are hereby notified that [--] Lot No. 8 Square No. 118 in Wash City has been assessed for special improvements, said Lot fronting 28. feet on the side of I st 18731
$ cts. cts.
Carriageway and footway 5 - 35
117/1000 149 85
1873 Received payment, by Chk,
Feby 10th Geo. W. Beall
[ Extract from "An act prescribing the mode of assessments for special improvements and providing for the collection thereof," approved August 10, 1871]
"SEC 3. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons notified as aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to pay the amount assessed against his or their property, as aforesaid, after the expiration of thirty days, the said Board of Public Works shall immediately thereafter issue certificates of indebtedness against the property assessed, as aforesaid, which certificates shall bear interest until paid at the rate of ten per centum per annum; and until paid the assessment and certificate shall remain, and be a lien upon the property on, or against which they shall have been issued; and if the said assessment shall not be paid within one year the said Board shall, upon the application of the holder of the certificate of indebtedness, proceed to sell the property against which the assessment and the certificate exists, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay said assessment, such sales to be first duly advertised daily, for three successive weeks, in the regular issue of some newspaper published in the District of Columbia, and to be made by said Board, at public auction to the highest bidder; and a deed shall be given, by the Governor, countersigned by the Secretary of the District of Columbia, which deed shall be deemed and held to be a good and perfect title to any property bought as any such sale hereby authorized: Provided, That the owner of such real estate shall have the right to redeem the property so sold, by paying the amount of the purchase money, and twenty per centum (per annum) thereon, within two years from the date of sale."
The provisions of the law will be carried out unless complied with
George W. Beall,
Supt. of Assessments
N.S. - If this property no longer belongs to you, please direct this circular to the present owner, or return it to this office with the name of the present owner.
Payments to be made at this office. Office hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Persons having claims for old material will file them with the Board, who will value the same, and pay the valuation as other bills for material are paid.
|Title||1873 July 24, Washington, D.C., to Francis R. Cope|
|Creator||Beall, George W.|
Cope, Francis Reeve, 1821-1909
|Gender of Author||M|
Cope, Francis Reeve, 1821-1909
|Place Of Origin||Washington (D.C.);|
|Repository||Haverford College Special Collections|
|Source||MS Coll 1170|
|Online Finding Aid||http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/aids/copeevans/|
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|Department||Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections|
|Collection||Cope - Evans family papers, 1732-1911|