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Tennessee State Legislature Bill to Ascertain the Age at which a Man becomes a Bachelor and to Increase the Revenue of the State

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1207
Abstract This collection contains a bill submitted to the Tennessee State Legislature that offered a solution to the "problem of the great number of unmarried men." The document declares all unmarried men aged 30 and over to be bachelors and requires the Sheriff of each county to make a yearly list of these bachelors and levy a 25% tax on each man's property. Any bachelor who is eligible to pay the tax more than three times shall be deemed to be an incorrigible bachelor and will be subject to a 50%...
Dates: 1826 November 22

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  • Subject: Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865. X
  • Subject: Bachelors -- Taxation. X