By the year 1782, Indian incursions into and through the region that was encompassed by Bedford County had decreased dramatically; therefore the population of EuroAmerican settlers increased.
For whatever reason, as with the previous two years, the existing tax assessment returns for the year 1782 were not transcribed and included in the published Pennsylvania Archives.
During certain years there might be more than one copy of the return for the tax assessment. The returns were sometimes written out prior to the tax collector making his rounds, copying the previous year's return (assuming that the families that were there the previous year, would still be there this year). Then, when the tax collector made his rounds, he would add names in for the settlers who had moved into the region since the previous year, or cross out the names for residents who had left the region. If more than one return is in existence, the return from which the Pennsylvania Archives were transcribed will be included on the primary pages of the township, with the additional returns shown on an auxiliary page.