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Unknown Direct Tax

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04073 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New Hampshire Type: Broadside Date: 1807 Pagination: 1 p. ; 45 x 28 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04073 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New Hampshire Type: Broadside Date: 1807 Pagination: 1 p. ; 45 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Broadside on New Hampshire taxation regarding the Louisiana Purchase. Concerns the cost of the Louisiana purchase, with a table showing the proportionate cost per county of the $15 million bill, and describing how the Embargo Act makes it difficult if not impossible to pay France without a special tax. The writer, "Americanus," also warns of the threat of European war.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Louisiana PurchaseLand TransactionFinanceTaxes or TaxationWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsEmbargoWar of 1812Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceMilitary History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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