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1793 Excerpt: ...the advnnce of the rent thereof exceeded the
average rate of the whole kingdom. But let it be admitted to have
increased at an equal rate only; it follows, that the taxable
income of estates of this divifion, has increased, from the year
1693 to 1793, in the proportion of 26-o85 to 12-45t; or in that of,
(o,174.,5oo, toLt, o38,184.. But this latter sum was the amount of
the payment of the remote divifion to the land-tax in t69 3: now
the experience of that time demonstrated, that it was able to bear
such a burthen, for nearly twenty years succeslively, and, during
that term, to recover in a great measure from very depressed
circumstances, and make large steps in the road by which it has
fince led to a high degree os prosperity: and the former sum, L2,
i74,5oo, being the payment of equal burthen, the inhabitants of
that part of the country are now equally well able to bear it.
Their proportional payment was before shown to be, (2, o7 5, ioo,
which falls short of the tax of equal burthen, by, (99-4oo1' a
year. Reasons of very great validity must be produced by the
possessors of land in the remote distrift, to clz-ppose to the
claims of their countrymen for redre 5 or equalization: and I will
here put the defenfive argument, in which they seem to repose the
most. confidence, in as good a light as I am able to place it. "
From ' App.Art. 2. 5 4. 1-App. Art. 2. 5 5. " From the original
impofition of the Land-tax (and a whole century has now elapsed
fince that time) all contracts for estates in this district, have
been made in full confidence, that this proportion of payment would
be perpetual. lt is not a few individuals whofe interest are
sacrificed to this innovation but the who1e'body of purchasers of
land, for that whole term; who in number perhaps exceed...
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