Taxation, Revenue, Expenditure, Power, Statistics, and Debt of the Whole British Empire: Their Origin, Progress, and Present State. With an Estimate of the Capital and Resources of the Empire, and a Practical Plan for Applying Them to the Liquidation of the National Dept. The Whole Founded On, and Illustrated By, Official Tables, and Authentic Documents

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1833 - Taxation - 547 pages

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Page 447 - ... the occupant's means of paying, whether from the produce of his land or his separate property ; and, in order to encourage...
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