Often it happened that certain farmers could not pay their tax.
The only constitutional tax is the tax which ministers to public necessity.
But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending.
After the Reformation the tax was collected, but given to the bishop.
Great was the outcry at this wastefulness, on the part of some of the tax payers.
Or otherwise, I beseech you, under how many notions do I tax myself?
There is neither contribution nor tax, (na mal na threth) which we ought to pay.
This tax, which should be paid by the purchaser, would produce a very large revenue.
It was said that thirty millions were obtained from this tax.
We were now told that this tax was a main source of the Government revenue.