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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...cause--not to call it curse,
too--of our total break-down and disgrace in 1841; the Act, I mean,
of Feb. 18, 1836, to repeal the Slate tam on real and personal
property..... and tocharter a State bank, to be called the United
States Bank? Our Republican Commissioners may think now, in 1863,
as the Whig Governor, Mr. Ritner, didtwcnty_seven years before
them, that to tax and to please is not given to men any more than
to love and be wise. Their amiable aspiration, 1ike'that of an
eminent statesman of Mr. Burke s day, may be, to please
universally. I know not how this is. But if such be their wish, a
careful study of the precedent of.1836, made with that same desire,
may still be useful. I think it certain that landin this State is
taxed lightly by the Commonwealth, and that 'many corporations,
--especially the banks, --are taxed high enough; not meaning by
this that some corporations ought not to pay more than they do. But
why, in such a crisis as this, repeal any just tax whatever?
especially that one from land which is the'most certain source of
income, of all? In his message of January, 1861, Governor Pollock,
stigmatizing any legislation which might tend to reduce our revenue
as, at this time, peculiarly unwise, says, The exigencies of the
future no man can foretell. The prospect before us is beclouded
with doubt and uncertainty. It is therefore no more than the part
of wisdom to guard, with unceasing vigilance, ALL our present so,
urces, of.revenue, and thus to be prepared for every possible
contingency. Has the prospect of January, 1861, beclouded with
doubt and uncertainty, become a bright one in January, 1863? We
have indeed, ...
|Country of origin:
United States Congress Senate
||246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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