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History of Liberty (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R286
Discovery Miles 2 860
History of Liberty (Volume 2) (Paperback): Samuel Eliot
History of Liberty (Volume 2) (Paperback): Samuel Eliot

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History of Liberty (Volume 2) (Paperback)

Samuel Eliot

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the foremost place amongst the supporters of the government. Large as was the territory upon which the taxes were to be laid, and enormous as were the taxes themselves, the system of taxation was both simple and secure. The amount being determined by the sovereign or by his officers, it was divided into assessments upon the municipal bodies throughout the Empire. Under their direction the taxes were laid on individuals from whom it was the office of the Curia to collect the returns. Difficulties inevitable in the collection of tribute from a people harassed by invasions, seditions and continual calamities, led to the imposition of a more onerous charge upon the Curia. Its members, jointly and severally, were declared responsible for the taxes which they had hitherto been obliged merely to assess and to gather in as best they could. Henceforth, the contributions which any tax-payers failed to make were supplied by the Curials; or if a deficiency occurred amongst themselves, they were bound to discharge the arrears of their colleagues. The object of imposing this responsibility upon the members of the Curia was not to lighten the trials of their fellow-subjects, but to meet the constantly recurring demands of their sovereign. Next to the Curia came the various trading corporations, as they may be termed. The most important was the Society of Navicularians, or Shippers, whose office it had long been to transport the corn of the provinces to the capital. It does not appear that the corporation was originally held responsible for any further service besides the actual transportation. But as the Curials were bound to make good the revenues derived from taxation, so those derived from production were charged, to a certain degree, upon the Navicularians. The legislation of ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Samuel Eliot
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-00592-9
Barcode: 9781154005929
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-00592-5

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