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A Bill praying that the act Entitled an act Regulating stores and Groceries Be amended Repealed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​(repealed) May 14th. 1842.​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]]
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A Bill praying that the Act Regulating Stores and Groceries be Repealed or Amended
Marcellus L. Bates
Oliver B Huntington
Samuel Parker
Stephen Shelton
Dr. E. M. Garfield
Jas Brown
George Coray
Abraham Hoover
Olaver Myese
Joseph Fisher
John [illegible]
Isaac Morton
John P Smith
Benjamin Wood
Thomas W. Treat
Jacob F Abbott
Thomas Richmond
Enoch Burns
Calvin Reed
 
<​Committee Muncpal [Municipal] laws​>
<​See other Petns on this Subject.​> [p. [3]]
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A Bill praying that the act Regulating Stores and Groceries Be Repealed or Amended
C[harles] D Barnum
John Drysdale
James Hendricks
Lewis Law
John Young
Samuel ◊◊◊ling
D Dwight Ereleth
 
<​Committee Muncpl laws​>
<​repealed May 14th 1842.—​>
<​see other Petns on this Subject​> [p. [5]]
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A Bill praying that the act entitled an act regulating stores and groceries be repealed or amended
T[imothy] B Foot
Reuben R Foot
Wm Niswanger
Levi Bracken
James Bracken
Easton Kellsey
Daniel C Mustain
Jefferson Dimick
Jonathan O Duke
Caleb W Lyons
John H. Lyons
Thomas Jones
Orange N Mc.Arthur
John Parry
William Carter
B Taylor
E W Nall
A[llen] J Stout
John Knight
Myron N Crandal
Lyman Leonard
H Redfield
 
<​Committee Municipal laws​>
<​see other Petns on this Subject.—​> [p. [7]]
Petition by way of A Bill to have the Act repealed or amended, regulating Stores & Groceries. [p. [8]]

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    First unidentified scribe—possibly Lyman Wight—handwriting begins.  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    First unidentified scribe—possibly Lyman Wight—handwriting ends; second unidentified scribe begins.  

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    Signatures of petitioners.  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Signatures of petitioners.  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Second unidentified scribe handwriting ends; Timothy Foot begins.  

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    Signatures of petitioners  

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    Endorsements in handwriting of James Sloan.  

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    Docket in handwriting of James Sloan.