Item #008332 5 Printed Documents relating to Assessments and Taxation. Samuel Riddle, William Ward, Amos Gartside, James Stephens, Abram Blakeley.

5 Printed Documents relating to Assessments and Taxation

Chester, Pa. Manufacturers' Association of Delaware County, 1875. 5 printed documents published by the Manufacturers' Association of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in 1875, 1876, and 1877. #1: 20 x 13 cm. Announcement of a meeting of the Manufacturers of Delaware County to be held on Nov. 20, 1875, "to obtain relief from the burdensome and unequal taxation suffered" by those manufacturers. By order of Samuel Riddle, president of the group. Pencil notations on the back headed "Riddle mill burned." #2-3: 26 x 21 cm. Printed notice, dated Nov. 29, 1875, from a committee of Manufacturers of Delaware County urging individual manufacturers to explain to their county assessor "the great depreciation in the value of machinery since the last triennial assessment." The committee are Amos Gartside, James Stephens, and Abram Blakeley. Includes a list of assessors of Delaware County for 1876. There are 2 copies of this, one with an ink note reading: "Jno. R. Rhodes." #4: 21 x 13 cm. Printed letter, dated May 6, 1876, from William Ward, "Acting for Committee of Delaware County Manufacturers." Ward, who represented Pennsylvania in Congress from 1877 to 1883, requests the recipient to have the "enclosed memorial" signed by all employees, "both male and female," to be used during the debate on the Morrison Free Trade Bill. #5: 21 x 25 cm. Printed letter, dated Jan. 29, 1877, from Amos Gartside and James Stephens on behalf of the Committee of Delaware County Manufacturers. To manufacturers urging them to talk to the county assessors in their districts about the burden put on Delaware County manufacturers by the "unfair and unequal valuation and taxation of machinery." Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: all are lightly creased; closed 2-cm. tear from edgeof #1; several closed tears of less than 1 cm. from edges; minor loss near upper edge of #1; slight discoloration on #5. Very Good. Item #008332

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