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COURANT-OFFICE, HARTFORD, APRIL 1, 1817. THE LAST RESOURCE OF DEMOCRACY. FROM THE AMERICAN MERCURY OF APRIL 1, 1817. "A MAMMOTH TAX!" by [Connecticut] - 1817 - from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC and Biblio.com

COURANT-OFFICE, HARTFORD, APRIL 1, 1817. THE LAST RESOURCE OF DEMOCRACY. FROM THE AMERICAN MERCURY OF APRIL 1, 1817. "A MAMMOTH TAX!"

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Hartford: Courant, 1817. Broadside, oblong 10" x 8-1/2". Light uniform toning, old folds. Irregular edges. Good+. A rare survival of Connecticut's intense, early 19th century political conflicts. The 'American Mercury', a Hartford Democratic periodical during 1784-1833, reported "that it will be necessary, this spring to lay a State tax of ten cents on the dollar, to clear the State from debt. Whether the platform folks really have it in contemplation to lay this enormous tax at once, or by piece-meal, we cannot say..." Andrew Kingsbury, Connecticut's Treasurer since 1794, refutes the dastardly claim: "There are ample funds in the Treasury to meet any outstanding claims against the State." The broadside closes, "After so complete a refutation of the statement in the Mercury, it is hoped that no further cautions will be necessary against giving credit to Democratic Electioneering Statements." OCLC 79110053 [1- AAS]. Not in American Imprints, Sabin, or CT Historical Society as of March 2018.


  • Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 34727
  • Title: COURANT-OFFICE, HARTFORD, APRIL 1, 1817. THE LAST RESOURCE OF DEMOCRACY. FROM THE AMERICAN MERCURY OF APRIL 1, 1817. "A MAMMOTH TAX!"
  • Author: [Connecticut]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Courant
  • Place: Hartford
  • Date published: 1817
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