Date Masters/mistresses names Actual # 2 wheel carriages 4 wheel carriages Duty
-- Aug 1786 Town of Forres
Thomas Barnes Vintner 1 1 £7.0.0
Bailie Forsyth 1 1 £7.0.0
Provest Grant 1 1 £7.0.0
Proof 3 3 £21.0.0
3 Chaises at £7 each per annum is for one year £21.0.0

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Survey of the [Wheel Carriage Tax] Arisen within the Town
of Forres from the 5th of April 1786 to the 5th April 1787 By Patrick Mcdonald Surveyor

I Patrick McDonald Surveyor aforesaid do Certify that upon care-
full Examination of the Foregoing Several Rates and Duties I find
they amount in the whole to Twenty one Pounds Sterling and that I
Delivered to Mr Humphrey Grant Collector of the said Duties in the
Town of Forres on the 17th Day of December 1786 an Exact Duplicate
of the Above Account Duly Examind & Compard with the fore-
going which Contained my oath that Notices were left with
the whole foregoing Inhabitants or at their Dwelling houses in
order that they might make a [Report] of the greatest Number
of Two and Four wheeld carriages Retaind and Employd by them
for the Period therein mentioned which they did in Substance as
Patrick McDonald Surveyor

Forres Sworn before me this 11th Day of January 1787

Alexander Grant J.P. [Justice of the Peace]

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