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At an adjourned town meeting, holden at Norwich, in Connecticut, on the 29th day of March, 1779: We, the freemen and other inhabitants of this town, having for a long time conceived the mode of taxation in this state to be unequal, have once and again petitioned the Honorable General Assembly to change the present for a mere equal mode of drawing from their constituents, money to defray the public exigencies
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"To the freemen, and other inhabitants of the state of Connecticut. Gentlemen, We, the freemen and other inhabitants of the town of Norwich, beg leave to ask your attention to the present mode of taxation in this state, at a time which, above all others, calls for equal justice in apportioning the burden of public taxes. We also beg your attention to another mode which we shall by and by propose ..."
"A true copy of record, examined by Benjamin Huntington, Jun. town clerk. the above forwarded to the Selectmen of the town of [blank] by order of the town, Samuel Tracy, Zabdiel Rogers, Thomas Hyde, Jun. Samuel Lovett, Nehemiah Waterman, jun. Selectmen".
N-YHS copy damaged along creases, with slight loss of text; ink stains; fabric lining.
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