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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: the powers of Congress to tax directly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.070 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 May 1781 Pagination: 2 p. 22 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Discussion of the powers of the Continental Congress to make a direct tax on citizens, news of military operations in North Carolina. Hamilton. Also mentions: Congress-Revenue, Taxes, Sir Henry Clinton, Death of General Philips, Benedict Arnold, Marquis de Lafayette, Lord Cornwallis, Military rumors.

People: Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730?-1795
Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
Madison, James, Sr. 1723-1801

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentTaxes or TaxationContinental CongressFinanceEconomicsRevolutionary WarContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsArticles of Confederation

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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