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Title:[Legislative Bill] 1826 Nov. 22, to ascertain at what age a man becomes a bachelor / Tennessee General Assembly : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Tennessee General Assembly

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Date: November 22, 1826
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a Bill proposed by the Tennessee General Assembly on November 22, 1826 to determine what age a man should be considered a bachelor. The proposed age was thirty years old and at that time if the "bachelor" was unmarried he would have to pay a twenty-five percent tax on his total worth. This tax was to be divided annually between all unmarried woman over twenty-five. The Bill passed the House of Representatives but was set aside by the Senate for thirty years.
Collection:Tennessee General Assembly
Document: sc117

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