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Colombian Centinel. Boston, MA. August 12, 1797. Vol. XXVII No. 36, Whole No. 1398. 4pp, 11.75 x 19.25 in. Entire front page was devoted to the text of a new stamp tax, with news from the Congress in Philadelphia, May 15, 1797. With the full text of “An Act Laying Duties on Stamped Vellum Parchment and Paper" which included duties on a range of documents including certificates of naturalization, letters patent, and wills (which was the effective introduction of an estate tax). Complete text signed in script type by John Adams as President of the United States. Revenues from requiring a federal stamp on wills in probate and other documents were used to pay off debts incurred during the undeclared naval war with France. Congress repealed the Stamp Act in 1802. Also includes reports on naval conflict with France, with American ships detained at Cape Francois in Haiti by the French, including the schooner Hetty of Charleston. (Some spotting, toning, has been matted with a couple of pieces of archival tape holding it into place.)
Rare Newspaper on the introduction of Estate Tax dated August 12, 1797Rare Newspaper on the introduction of Estate Tax dated August 12, 1797
Rare Newspaper on the introduction of Estate Tax dated August 12, 1797
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