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Morning Chronicle 8 Sept Octr 1803.

The Ministers were ever more unfortunate than
the present Servant of the Crown in their mode of
drawing up public acts. Hardly one Act of Parliament
of importance has appeared since their accession to
power which has not been so obscurely expressed,
that previous to the carrying and effect it was necessary
to appeal for some explanation to the Law Officers,
or to resort to the Legislature for some material
amendments. Of all the Acts which have been proposed and carried by Ministers, there is however, none
which has created so much difficulty & embarrassment
as the Income Tax. During several months the Commrs
appointed under the Act have been labouring from
it something like common sense, something which cd
authorize them to proceed in the collection of the Tax.
The fact we understand now is that the great poor
of the Commrs have declared it to be their decided
opinion, that as the Act now stands it is totally
impossible to carry it into effect, &, that before a
single shilling of one of the principal sources of
revenue resorted to this year can be collected, a
new Act must be introduced into Parliamt. We
have been informed by persons of the greater respectability
that many of the Commrs have determined to resign their
appointments rather than incur the responsibility
of attempting to carry the Act into execution in its
present crude & unintelligible state.


Identifier: | JB/109/055/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 109.

Date_1

1803-10-08

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

109

Main Headings

Nomography

Folio number

055

Info in main headings field

Homologation - Necessity of / Nomography

Image

001

Titles

Morning Chronicle 8 Octr 1803

Category

Collectanea

Number of Pages

1

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

Penner

Watermarks

T WICKWAR 1802

Marginals

Paper Producer

H. Leigh Hunt

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

1802

Notes public

ID Number

35710

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