An American Almanac and Treasury of Facts, Statistical, Financial, and Political, for the Year ..., Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Ainsworth Rand Spofford
American News Company, 1879 - Almanacs
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Page 87 - Means to take into consideration all such reports of the Treasury Department, and all such propositions relative to the revenue, as may be referred to them by the House : to inquire into the state of the public debt, or the revenue, and of the expenditures, and to report, from time to time, their opinion thereon...
Page 176 - Entered according to act of Congress, in the year , by , in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington...
Page 40 - ... at the sums which a majority of the assessors have decided to be the full and true value thereof, and at which they would appraise the same in payment of a just debt due from a solvent debtor...
Page 176 - Columbia, a printed copy of the title of the book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, photograph, or chromo, or a description of the painting, drawing, statue, statuary, or a model or design, for a work of the fine arts...
Page 247 - That the value of foreign coin as expressed in the money of account of the United States shall be that of the pure metal of such coin of standard value...
Page 44 - Tax buildings conjointly with land as real estate at a uniform valuation; and then, as the equivalent for all taxation on personal property, tax the occupier, be he owner or tenant, of any building or portion of any building used as a dwelling, or for any other purpose, on a valuation of three times the rental or rental value of the premises occupied.
Page 67 - With these pieces of paper, made as I have described, he causes all payments on his own account to be made ; and he makes them to pass current universally over all his kingdoms and provinces and territories, and whithersoever his power and sovereignty extends. And nobody, however important he may think himself, dares to refuse them on pain of death.
Page 35 - ... which has heretofore been recorded in civil history, or is likely to be experienced hereafter. The one necessity of the situation was revenue, and to obtain it speedily and in large amounts through taxation the only principle recognized if it can be called a principle was akin to that recommended to the traditionary Irishman on his visit to Donnybrook Fair, ' Wherever you see a head hit it.
Page 275 - The paper money herein proposed being always equal in quantity to the demand, the people will be employed, the country improved, manufacture advanced, trade domestic and foreign...

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