Context

Context of Letter from the secretary of the Treasury, to the chairman of the Committee of Ways & Means, exhibiting a calculation of the quotas of the respective states, in a tax of two millions of dollars, proportioned to the number of free white persons, and three-fifths of the number of slaves, as ascertained by the census. : 25th May, 1798, referred to the committee of the whole House, to whom is committed the bill to provide for the assessment and collection of direct taxes. : (Published by order of the House of Representatives.)
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