Petition from Stephen Wilkinson and Others, circa 14 May 1842

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A Bill praying that the act Entitled an act Regulating stores and Groceries Be amended Repealed
To the Honorable Legislative authorities of the City of in Council Assembled Greeting,
We your petitioners Citizens of Beg Leave to Represent that we are unable to Discover the most perfect Wisdom or Equity in <​the​> above act For if our Interpretation is just of this Law is Just he that has ten Dollars to sell must pay ten Dollars for the Right to sell it. Look at this Ratio of Licence percentage
Stock in trade— assessment for selling
$10.00 $10.00
20.00—— 0.50— per cent
40.00—— 0.25 Do
100.00 10 Do
1000.00—— 10 Do at most
5000.00 2 Do at most
10000.00— Constitution. 1— Do at most
All men are born free and have Certain Equal privileges and unalienable privileges among which are Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines We therefore ask your Honorable Body that the act may be so amended as to make the tax Equal in proportion to the stock in trade and your petitioners as in Duty Bound will Ever pray
 
<​Committee on Municipal Laws reported favorably,​>
<​No 5​>
 
<​J. Smith.— , , , J. Smith, .​>
 
<​(repealed) May 14th. 1842.​> [p. [1]]
A Bill praying that the act Entitled an act Regulating stores and Groceries Be Repealed
To the Honorable Legislative authorities of the City of in Council Assembled Greeting,
We your petitioners Citizens of Beg Leave to Represent that we are unable to Discover the most perfect Wisdom or Equity in the above act For if our Interpretation of this Law is Just he that has ten Dollars to sell must pay ten Dollars for the Right to sell it. Look at this Ratio of Licence percentage
Stock in trade— assessment for selling
$10.00 $10.00
20.00—— 0.50— per cent
40.00—— 0.25 Do
100.00 10 Do
1000.00—— 10 Do at most
5000.00 2 Do at most
10000.00— Constitution. 1— Do at most
All men are born free and have Certain Equal and unalienable privileges among which are Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines We therefore ask your Honorable Body that the act may be so amended as to make the tax Equal in proportion to the stock in trade and your petitioners as in Duty Bound will Ever pray
 
Committee on Municipal Laws reported favorably,
No 5
 
J. Smith.— , , , J. Smith, .
 
(repealed) May 14th. 1842. [p. [1]]
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