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assess
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • After a full enquiry, they unanimously sign’d a report that they found the tax had been assess’d with perfect equity.
  • [12] and then with an alteration in the mode of assessment, which I thought not for the better, but with an additional provision for lighting as well as paving the streets, which was a great improvement.

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  • That the assessors were honest and discreet men under an oath to assess fairly and equitably, and that any advantage each of them might expect in lessening his own tax by augmenting that of the proprietaries was too trifling to induce them to perjure themselves.

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as in: assess the situation Define
consider something and make a judgment
as in: assess a fee Define
charge a tax, fine, or fee
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