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Report of and Testimony Volume 1

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Report of and Testimony Volume 1

by United States Congress States

About this title: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 Excerpt: ...to the committee, dated May 29, 1871, which reads as follows: Comptroller General's Office, Atlanta, Georgia, May 29,1871. Sir: In compliance with request in your circular letter of 24th inst., I have the honor to state that the value of taxable property in this State for 1860 was as follows, to wit: Laud, $161,764,955; slaves, $302,694,855; cfty and town property, $35,139,415; money and solveut debts, $107,336,258; merchandise, $15,577,193; shipping and tonnage, $943,940; stocks, manufactories, &c, $4,034,252; household and kitchen furniture, $2,374,284; other property not mentioned, $42,427,295. The public debt of the State in 1860, as stated in the comptroller general's report, was $2,670,750. The balance of the information you desire will be found, as nearly as it is in my power to furnish it, in the following-named documents, which I send you by mail, to wit: first, a copy of my last published report; second, a copy of the statutes or public laws of the State passed in 1870; third, a pamphlet containing a digest of tax laws and instructions now in.force. I will send you a copy of my report, now in the hands of tho printer, when published. Respectfully, MADISON BELL, Comptroller General. Hon. John Scott, Chairman, $-c., Washington City, B. C. P. S.--The rate of taxation for 1860, ad valorem, was 6 cents on tho $100. In January, 1861, the 18th day, I believe, the ordinance of secession was passed by the convention of this State. The rate of taxation, ad valorem, at the present time is 4-10 of 1 per centum, and the same rate has been levied since 1868, when the new constitution went into operation. M. B. We do not think it necessary to copy the extracts from the books referred to. The substance of them is given in the testimony, which we propose to no...

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