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The Congress of the Confederate States of America House of Representatives, No. 285. A Bill To be entitled An Act to lay a tax for revenue to provide for the common defence and carrying on of the Government of the Confederate States.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06745.127 Author/Creator: The Congress of the Confederate States of America Place Written: Richmond Type: Printed document Date: 24 December 1864 Pagination: 6 p. ; 14.3 x 22 cm.

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