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Descriptive Pamphlet for Internal Revenue Records for Delaware

Tax Lists

Originals of Delaware tax assessments lists are at the Delaware Public Archives.

U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798

1798 was the first direct tax collected by the federal government. The lists are available in microfilm at the National Archives.

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.