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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | D |  Duties

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Convention Debates, 21 January, P.M. [Ratification by the States 6:1291]

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– will encourage American agriculture [2 references]

– American exports of fish subject to foreign [2 references]

– amendment to Articles of Confederation that Congress shall lay only on foreign goods [1 reference]

– Confederation Congress not able to levy [1 reference]

– Congress needs power to levy [11 references]

– Congress should receive only a portion of revenue collected in Mass. [1 reference]

– will not be used under Constitution [1 reference]

– will be used under Constitution [1 reference]

– Congress has exclusive power to levy [5 references]

– criticism of Congress’ power to levy, 90, 159–60, 177, 239 [11 references]

– defense of imposts as a method of taxing [1 reference]

– domestic (interstate) commerce should not be subject to [1 reference]

– on foreign ships would benefit U.S. [1 reference]

– Hartford Convention wants Continental Congress given impost power [1 reference]

– impost in France [1 reference]

– impost in Great Britain [1 reference]

– will be insufficient in wartime [1 reference]

– as primary federal tax [18 references]

– promotes smuggling [1 reference]

– Mass. should levy on imports to pay its share of U.S. debt and encourage manufactures [1 reference]

– will encourage manufacturing [4 references]

– need for government with power to impose import duties [1 reference]

– proposed for Mass. on foreign goods imported via other states [1 reference]

– revenue from should go to Confederation Congress [1 reference]

– objection to states levying imposts [1 reference]

– objection to states not being able to levy [1 reference]

– should be levied against any state not joining treaty of commerce of the states [1 reference]

– states can lay excise on imports [1 reference]

– will affect states unequally [1 reference]

– states will have concurrent power over [1 reference]

– taxes will diminish under Constitution because of [4 references]

– uniformity of under Constitution [1 reference]

– Virginia act concerning [2 references]

– will not supply enough revenue even in peacetime [1 reference]

See Also

See also Commerce

See also Impost of 1781

See also Impost of 1783

See also Taxation