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Antique Paper 4
TAXes WAR FUNDING: Partially Printed. Carriage Certificate 1816 New Jersey
#173’ Dated 12 Mar 1816 Township of Bernards, County of Somerset, State of NJ
State of New Jersey John Ammins (sp?) paid one dollar to own and operate his carriage called "chair" for
one year, valued at fifty dollars. Signed N. Presi (sp?) and Issac Southland.
According to TaxHistory.Org "A year into the War of 1812, the conflict was interrupting commerce to a
point where customs revenues were down 50%. Congress approved a set of internal taxes, including a
direct tax designed to collect $3 million and excise duties on carriages, sugar refining, and distilled
spirits. Congress explicitly designated these taxes as war measures and provided for their automatic
appeal within a year of the war's termination. Legislators made no real effort to accommodate state
revenue systems as it did with the Federalists' land tax of 1798. An assessor or collector did, however,
have to be "a respectable freeholder and reside in the district." In addition, states were granted a 15
percent tax discount from the anticipated sum apportioned to their citizens if state governments
collected the taxes themselves and paid the federal government directly. A majority of
advantage of this arrangement, which spared the Madison administration the
trouble of establishing an
extensive bureaucratic infrastructure."
This and more tax info on www.TaxHistory.Org
Early American Tax primary document worthy of further research. Excellent Condition.
(6.25 x 7.25 sight 9.5 x 11 Framed) Displays very well in frame.
MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS
2 Sided Partially Printed Document, Obverse: United States of America; An Act for the Government and
Regulation of Seaman in the Merchants' Service; Printed Names of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Adams, and George Washington. Obverse is the full Act in 3 columns. Reverse is an agreement
between Ship Masters, Seaman and Mariners filled out by Master, specifically spelling out the terms
of the agreement including the Ship, Destination, Duration, List of all names Master and Crew, Place
and Date of Entry; Names Rank or Role, Witness of Signing (preventing sailors going unwillingly),
Advance Wages, day wage rates, and Full/final wages. In summary, the Ships Master is responsible to
meet the terms of the contract and is likely to be checked at each U.S. Port. This act went a long
way in protecting the rights of the seamen and ensured that they got paid per agreement. An
important piece of Maritime Law. This 2 sided partially printed document is framed so either side
can be displayed and shows handsomely both ways. Not inspected out of the frame, but apparently
legible. Ship Master is Henry Barnard, and also carried a 10-man crew. Fascinating piece of U.S.
Maritime Law and History. Folds, creases include some small losses at folds and some small text
loss. See pictures for detail. Many names to research!
(View area: 11.5" x 15"; overall: 13.5" x 17")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Pen and Ink Calligraphy
"GUARDIAN SPIRITS OF AMERICA"
Eagle With Breast Marked "Freedom"
Jackson, Crogan, Harrison, Bainbridge
Respectfully inscribed to Columbia's
free-born sons by the writer
August 20th 1822
A, Maclaurin - SOLD
There are two four-line poems surrounded by names of War Of 1812 heroes including Porter, Ripley, Hull and Jones. Minor soiling and toning, all else fine.
(Dimensions: 21.75 by 32-inches framed; 29.375 by 19.25-inch view area.)
232-126 - SOLD
Printed Tribute of Respect
To Captain of Ship Lost at Sea
Circa 1842 - SOLD
1842 broadside printed in tribute to James K. York, Captain of the schooner Napoleon that was lost with all but one of his crew in a storm off the coast of Maine in November, 1842. The surviving crewmember, Stephen Chase, wrote a poem about the Captain's demise that was printed in Portland, ME in February, 1843. Rice paper mounted on laid paper, toned, with staining. - 11-inches by 7.5-inches.
110-318 - SOLD
Navy Yards Charlestown Mss.
To: John Rogers
President of the Navy Board
18th March 1824 - SOLD
In pursuance of Rogers requesting the deficiency, if any, of materials of copper, wood and iron for vessels being built at the Navy Yards under the act of the "Gradual Increase of the Navy"...Bainbridge writes, -That a sufficient quantity of each of the materials named is on hand, to complete Gun Ship No. 1 with the exception of about 55 feet pine boards & plank. Bainbridge reports inventory needed to complete Gun Ship No. 2 and materials needed to complete 44-Gun Frigate. (As depicted, center crease; a 1.5-inch tear, long ago taped at upper right. Old collectors tape at top and bottom crease line...about .25-inch each.)
232-135 - SOLD
Worcester Broadside for Prevention of Asiatic Cholera
June 22, 1832 - SOLD
Dimensions: 12.75 by 10-inches.
576-23 - SOLD