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U.S. Congress An Act repealing, after the last Day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits Distilled in the United States, and for appropriating the fame.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00980 Author/Creator: U.S. Congress Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 03 March 1791 Pagination: 1 broadside ; 44.4 x 27.4 cm.

Summary of Content: This document explicates the taxes to be imposed on spirits within the United States. These excise taxes sparked the Whiskey Rebellion. Approved specifically by George Washington, as President, John Adams, as Vice President, and Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, as Speaker of the House of Respresentatives. Bibliographic reference, Bristol 7858

Background Information:

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Muhlenberg, Frederick Augustus Conrad, 1750-1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Taxes or TaxationFinanceEconomicsCongressLawAlcoholMerchants and TradeCommerce

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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