Minutes, 13 November 1841, Draft

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Colr. J. Smith spoke at Consid[era]ble length on the Subject of the right of Taxn., & the Taxes laid on by the &c..—
The spoke in Expln..— upon which withdrew his Motion.—
moved that all Dogs in the be Assess assessed Five Dollars p Head.
Colr. J. Smith proposed an amendt., that it be 12⅓ Cts each.—
opposed the Bill.
Colr. opposed it also.—
Colr. opposes, & wd Tax more extensive—
opposed, & if Taxn., it must be according to their value, agreeable to the Charter.—
again Spoke, & was willing to pay for his Dog at the Rate & Value of $500,00.— but not <​willing​> that Per Any Person shd be privileged to kill his Dog, or that he shd be Taxed $5,00 to support the Poor.—
The Spoke in explination.—
Colr. J. Smith Spoke at length & does not want Taxation,
Colr. did not wish for Taxn., but if they be Taxed, let be according to Value.—
rose to explain.
Colr. , wd go for killing Sluts.
spoke in opposn. to Taxn, & thinks the Laws already made one Suffiet..—
sd. that to <​ascertain the​> Value <​of​> Dogs wd be uncertain.—
Aldmn. spoke
Amendment lost by Vote.—
Origl. Motion lost.
Adjourned to Saturday next, at 6 oClock at same place—
Novr. 13th. 1841.— [p. 40]
Colr. J. Smith spoke at Considerable length on the Subject of the right of Taxn., & the Taxes laid on by the &c..—
The spoke in Expln..— upon which withdrew his Motion.—
moved that all Dogs in the be assessed Five Dollars p Head.
Colr. J. Smith proposed an amendt., that it be 12⅓ Cts each.—
opposed the Bill.
Colr. opposed it also.—
Colr. opposes, & wd Tax more extensive—
opposed, & if Taxn., it must be according to their value, agreeable to the Charter.—
again Spoke, & was willing to pay for his Dog at the Rate & Value of $500,00.— but not willing that Any Person shd be privileged to kill his Dog, or that he shd be Taxed $5,00 to support the Poor.—
The Spoke in explination.—
Colr. J. Smith Spoke at length & does not want Taxation,
Colr. did not wish for Taxn., but if they be Taxed, let be according to Value.—
rose to explain.
Colr. , wd go for killing Sluts.
spoke in opposn. to Taxn, & thinks the Laws already made one Suffiet..—
sd. that to ascertain the Value of Dogs wd be uncertain.—
Aldmn. spoke
Amendment lost by Vote.—
Origl. Motion lost.
Adjourned to Saturday next, at 6 oClock at same place—
Novr. 13th. 1841.— [p. 40]
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