Legal Papers of John Adams, volume 2 Previous document in volume Adams' Minutes of the Argument Next document in volume Writ and Pleadings 6. For example, “An Act for Apportioning and Assessing a Tax of £40,000. . . . [§3] . . . to estimate Negro, Indian, and molatto servants proportionably as other personal estate.” 23 June 1767, 4 A&R 959, 973.