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passing the Land Tax Bill, in fact it was not only a mistake, but it was a crime, that cannot be undone, the effect of which is that it has destroyed confidence in the our constitutions, and has depreciated property about 30% already, and the working classes, and tradesmen & merchants, and professional men, as well as the Landed Proprietors, all suffer.

Had all property been taxed; or even, had all land been taxed it would not have been so objectionable.  But the fact of singling out a few landholders because they purchased over a certain quantity from the State which was a willing Seller, is about equal to a confiscation  

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