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  1. Adoniram was over the levy.
  2. This was a levy of recruits.
  3. See Steven Levy, Hackers (Pen-.
  4. Rabbi Levy tells it this way:.
  5. When reporter Alan Levy read Mrs.

  6. The remaining amount would be the tax levy.
  7. Further substantiated by both Robert Levy and.
  8. The tax rate depends on the tax levy of the community.
  9. When Coach Marv Levy was asked about the play of his.
  10. I teach singing to the youths of the Connecticut levy.
  11. In many ways, the core tenets listed by Levy continue to.
  12. Insurers will now put a levy on every container carried on the high.
  13. Speed is essential, they will be coming for the levy again in five weeks.
  14. I ask, when you levy a tax, if you do not provide officers for collecting it.
  15. For those who may not know… a bank levy means the account is frozen and the.

  16. Levy, Why the Best Don’t Teach, The New York Times, September 9, 2000.
  17. The Constitution of the United States gives the power to levy and collect taxes.
  18. Dorf was going to levy an assessment on downtown property owners for new sidewalks.
  19. I answer, to levy a tax is one thing, to create an officer for its collection another.
  20. She knew that Pack and Levy paid about a hundred and eighty shillings for cured skins.
  21. In fact, there was nothing that they would not do for them except levy a halfpenny rate.
  22. It is admitted that to levy and collect taxes is one of the enumerated powers of Congress.
  23. The constitution gives to Congress the power to levy taxes, and also the power to borrow money.
  24. Levy and collect taxes, with both tax rates and the specific methods of taxation being important.
  25. To show your faith in the Declaration of Independence, levy a high tariff on the bones of the Chinese.

  26. Count as well the fact that we won’t have to levy royal taxes on our peasants and merchants anymore.
  27. No protectionists so ardent in the Bismarck ranks as to propose to levy a tax on literature and science.
  28. It shall be a law that all the fish must be processed in your machine, and I shall levy a tax on its use.
  29. The company also continued in its role as employee banker with new loans of $275,000 to employee Edmond Levy.
  30. Some days before the return of the Napoleon returned, a special levy was made, and Fernand was compelled to join.
  31. In the 1984 book Hackers, author Steven Levy, after much research and consultation, codified the hacker ethic as.
  32. Acton's, and having thus got them into his power, proceeded, under threats of exposure, to levy blackmail upon them.
  33. To determine the tax levy, the local government would first determine the sources of income, aside from property tax.
  34. She said, "I thought I'd book my passage for the end of May, and go on working at Pack and Levy up till then," she said.
  35. In just a few months, when asked by reporter Alan Levy if she was happy, her response would be, Let’s put it this way.
  36. Commissions remain fixed at high levels in most of them, and many of those markets levy fees and taxes atop the commissions.
  37. The duties of excise are, upon this account, more unpopular than those of the customs; and so are the officers who levy them.
  38. In addition to the Climate Change Levy, the government has introduced several other new measures to improve energy efficiency.
  39. This Government has the power to levy taxes—to raise armies—provide a navy—make war—regulate commerce—coin money, &c.
  40. Basically, the Count let them live undisturbed on the island, ‘forgetting’ to levy from them a part of the catches they made.
  41. I must levy the fines in this timeline, of course, but I'm quite sure the alternate Camerons will do the same in their timelines.
  42. From others he demands a certain sum, but leaves it to the states of each province to assess and levy that sum as they think proper.
  43. She had come to England when she was repatriated and she had done her job efficiently and well with Pack and Levy for two years or.
  44. Two or three other men had drifted up; her story was repeated back and forth in other words, and she told them all about Pack and Levy Ltd.
  45. The masses have given up their money (as I have said, in many County Councils the levy for the schools has been turned directly into a tax).
  46. This insider knowledge of Reagan’s rhetoric helped Ford win the opening primary in New Hampshire by painting Reagan as keen to levy taxes.
  47. The Climate Change Levy was initially announced in the March 1999 budget and is expected to prevent at least 2 million metric tons of carbon per year.
  48. Do you know that the government has no legal right to levy an income tax? There never has been a law on the books allowing them to withhold money from us.
  49. It would take weeks to gather and concentrate these forces, and before that could be done, each levy would be attacked separately by Amalric and destroyed.
  50. To either side of the Nodosaurs milled a peasant levy about a thousand strong, to use the word loosely, carrying pikes, billhooks, hunting spears, and whatnot.
  51. The proprietors of the tolls upon a high-road, therefore, might neglect altogether the repair of the road, and yet continue to levy very nearly the same tolls.
  52. In Aragon, the king must consult with a body called Les Corts should he wish to raise a levy or go to war, but in Castilla the queen can do as she pleases.
  53. But the establishment of a bank is neither levying taxes nor borrowing money; nor is the law incorporating the bank a law to levy taxes, or a law to borrow money.
  54. Georgia has undertaken, it is true, to levy a tax on the branch within her jurisdiction, but this law, now under a course of litigation, is considered as invalid.
  55. She had given up her work with Pack and Levy as was only natural when she inherited nine hundred a year, but she had found nothing yet to fill the gap left in her life.
  56. Also, it liberates the companies of the dependence of financial loans to pay wages, to levy taxes, to compose working capital, to do investment and to pay its suppliers.
  57. The merchants, who had greeted the proclamation of a king with relief, now found with consternation that the new monarch's first act was to levy a staggering tax on them.
  58. The County Council either pays the teachers for travelling, or, in adding its portion to what the Communes levy, makes it a condition that the Communes furnish transportation.
  59. The constitution authorizes the President to appoint persons to fill all offices established by law, but says not a word about appointing officers to collect the tax you levy specifically.
  60. Taxes upon the revenue arising from stock in all employments, where the government attempts to levy them with any degree of exactness, will, in many cases, fall upon the interest of money.
  61. To this it is replied that to create a National Bank is to legislate by implication; it is a separate, substantive, and independent power; to levy a tax is one thing, to make a bank another.
  62. The late, legendary Leon Levy advised novices in the business to assume that the decisions they are making today are simultaneously being made by others at hundreds of offices around the country.
  63. In return, I insist that no State banks did exist when the constitution was first formed, therefore the power to create a National Bank is necessarily given in the power to levy and collect taxes.
  64. They wanted fifteen percent or thirty-seven thousand dollars in tax money within the next fifteen days or they would take him to court, levy his bank accounts, and garnish eighteen percent of his net earnings.
  65. The fact cannot be disguised, that the operation of this bill will be to levy a tax on the people of Georgia, the Mississippi and Louisiana Territories alone; and if it passes, it will be owing to that circumstance.
  66. I levy a tax and create a bank through whose instrumentality I mean to collect it; from the same authority by which I appoint a collector, I have a right to create a bank through whose instrumentality I mean to receive and transmit it.
  67. In the final analysis, the main reason for its failure centered on the federal government‘s inability to levy taxes during times of national emergency or for public works or in order to advance the nation‘s burgeoning commercial interests.
  68. Aggie Topp took out with her a good deal of stuff from Pack and Levy, too; three cases full of tools and lasts and formers and all sorts of things, the bill for which came to about a hundred and forty six pounds, which I paid for Jean in England.
  69. And this limit of the school business can be attained only if the peasants will levy fifteen kopeks on each soul, which is extremely doubtful, and if the disbursement of this money will be in the hands of the peasants, and not of the County Council.
  70. At the last session it was presumed that it would be necessary to lay taxes at this session; but the revenue accruing in the intermediate time had swelled so far beyond its anticipated amount as to render it unnecessary to levy taxes for the service of the ensuing year.
  71. That two subjects are suggested by the said Message, which require Legislative provision, viz: the appropriation of $30,000 for completing the said road to Tomlinson's, where the old and new roads meet, and the granting authority to levy toll sufficient to keep the said road in repair.
  72. But this was so much the better, as going into the dining room, Stepan Arkadyevitch found to his horror that the port and sherry had been procured from Depre, and not from Levy, and, directing that the coachman should be sent off as speedily as possible to Levy’s, he was going back to the drawing.
  73. That the colony assemblies can never be so managed as to levy upon their constituents a public revenue, sufficient, not only to maintain at all times their own civil and military establishment, but to pay their proper proportion of the expense of the general government of the British empire, seems not very probable.
  74. To widen the market may frequently be agreeable enough to the interest of the public ; but to narrow the competition must always be against it, and can only serve to enable the dealers, by raising their profits above what they naturally would be, to levy, for their own benefit, an absurd tax upon the rest of their fellow-citizens.
  75. From all this speechifying and writing it will come to pass, according to their notions, that governments will cease to levy the soldiers, on whom their whole strength depends, will listen to their discourses, and will disband their forces, leaving themselves without any defense, not only against their neighbors, but also against their own subjects.
  76. We would not then raise a small regular force for a country where the militia could not act, to defend our own Territory; now, we are willing to levy a great army, for great it must be, to accomplish the proposed object, for a war of conquest and ambition—and this, too, at the very entrance of the "Northern Hive," of the strongest part of the Union.
  77. Tobacco might be cultivated with advantage through the greater part of Europe ; but, in almost every part of Europe, it has become a principal subject of taxation ; and to collect a tax from every different farm in the country where this plant might happen to be cultivated, would be more difficult, it has been supposed, than to levy one upon its importation at the custom-house.
  78. It is natural for us who were not living in those days to imagine that when half Russia had been conquered and the inhabitants were ficeing to distant provinces, and one levy after another was being raised for the defense of the fatherland, all Russians from the greatest to the least were solely engaged in sacrificing themselves, saving their fatherland, or weeping over its downfall.
  79. It is natural for us who were not living in those days to imagine that when half Russia had been conquered and the inhabitants were fleeing to distant provinces, and one levy after another was being raised for the defense of the fatherland, all Russians from the greatest to the least were solely engaged in sacrificing themselves, saving their fatherland, or weeping over its downfall.
  80. That shared, be wise and not deceived by what will seem what it is not: Love doth not hide behind half-truths nor levy pressure to persuade; it can’t be used to further greed nor foster acts of selfishness; Love takes no pride in pedigree nor threatens the environment; it neither motivates by fear nor rests where sleeps complacency, but manifests scenarios designed to challenge staid ideals.
  81. As just such conventional persons, and not as what they are in reality, present themselves, under the influence of the intoxication of power and of servility, to themselves and to others, all the other participants in this matter, from the highest representatives of power, who sign their approval on documents, from the marshal, who drafts recruits at the levy of soldiers, and the priest, who deceives them, to the last soldier, who is now getting ready to shoot at his brothers.
  82. This is accomplished, in the first place, by impressing all the labouring people, who have not themselves any time to solve moral and religious questions, from childhood, and up to old age, by example and direct teaching, with the idea that tortures and murders are compatible with Christianity, and that, for certain purposes of state, tortures and murders are not only admissible, but even peremptory; in the second place, by impressing some of them, who are chosen by enlistment or levy, with the idea that the performance of tortures and murders with their own hands forms a sacred duty and even an act which is valorous and worthy of praise and of reward.
  83. Now, admitting that the establishment of a bank in the first instance was not necessary for the due exercise of the legislative rights bestowed in any one of these enumerated powers, if our predecessors in office, by the creation of a bank, which at best was an improper institution, because not necessary, have placed our fiscal concerns in such a situation that it cannot be put down without great injury to the revenue, which Congress is bound to levy; and collect, without injuring our commerce, without impairing our public credit, without lessening the public welfare, all of which Congress is bound to provide for and protect; if this can be demonstrated to be the probable result of pulling down the bank at this period, I would ask whether that institution, which was improper at first, because not necessary, does not become proper, because almost indispensable at present?
  84. If these principles and facts are admitted, does it not demonstrate, beyond the possibility of doubt, this unquestionable result, to wit: that as Congress is to levy and collect revenue; that as the agency of banks affords the most certain, speedy, and convenient means by which a revenue can be collected; that as neither, at the period when the constitution was made, promulgated, or adopted, banks of sufficient capital, or with paper of sufficient circulation, existed for the collection of the revenue, and its transmission to your Treasury; that as there was no positive clause prohibiting a National Bank in the constitution; that as Congress was to have all power necessary to carry its enumerated powers into execution; that as the convention who framed, and the people who adopted the constitution, must have had in view our then existing institutions, and the then general state of society, it was the intention of the convention who formed the constitution, and the people who adopted it, to give to Congress the power of establishing a National Bank.
  85. Levy, Stallman would liken himself to the historical figure Ishi,.
  86. The issuance of violation notices by Coast Guard boarding officers to vessel owners involved the levy of proportional fines, pending the option of boater-requested hearings (Coast Guard…Ticketing…,.
  1. Levying of charges without adequate prior notice to the customer;.
  2. The best and most frugal way of levying a tax can never be by farm.
  3. The colonial government had always seemed benign, aside from levying higher and higher taxes.
  4. Resolved, That provision be made for the levying of toll sufficient to keep the same in repair.
  5. A thousand subtle ways of levying, all combining to pour in upon the few the torrents of unjust wealth.
  6. They treated less powerful people with growing contempt, levying more and more tributes on the conquered.
  7. The other most obvious explanation is that the child has been kidnapped for the purpose of levying ransom.
  8. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
  9. Those who consider the blood of the people as nothing, in comparison with the revenue of the prince, may, perhaps, approve of this method of levying taxes.
  10. But the establishment of a bank is neither levying taxes nor borrowing money; nor is the law incorporating the bank a law to levy taxes, or a law to borrow money.
  11. He tried to prove to the Emperor the impossibility of levying fresh troops, spoke of the hardships already endured by the people, of the possibility of failure and so forth.
  12. The expense of levying a land-tax, which varied with every variation of the rent, would, no doubt, be somewhat greater than that of levying one which was always rated according to a fixed valuation.
  13. By confining the duties of customs to a few sorts of goods, and by levying those duties according to the excise laws, a much greater saving might probably be made in the annual expense of the customs.
  14. First, the levying of it may require a great number of officers, whose salaries may eat up the greater part of the produce of the tax, and whose perquisites may impose another additional tax upon the people.
  15. The expense of all this, however, might be very moderate, and much below what is incurred in the levying of many other taxes, which afford a very inconsiderable revenue in comparison of what might easily be drawn from a tax of this kind.
  16. At the same time governments are increasing the strength of their armies every year, levying fresh taxes, raising loans, and leaving as a bequest to future generations the duty of repairing the blunders of the senseless policy of the present.
  17. By the second, the getting in of corn may be leased out, as was done in olden times and is still the custom in Turkey; but by putting taxes on men there is need of a complicated administration, which has to ensure the right levying of the taxes.
  18. It is inconvenient to have to oversee all the production of the conquered people, and thus the third means is introduced, as primitive as the two former; this is, the levying of a certain obligatory tax to be paid by the conquered at stated periods.
  19. Its officers and crews were too often arrogant towards the merchant ship crews they stopped for inspection and were seen to be more interested in levying as much customs fees and taxes as they could instead of doing an honest job of regulating and protecting space traffic.
  20. Raymond understood at once what Arntern meant by his polite use of the word ‘irregularities’: it was common around the kingdom for men-at-arms in charge of watch patrols to abuse their powers by levying so-called fines under flimsy pretexts, in order to fatten their purses.
  21. It has been proposed, accordingly, that the colonies should be taxed by requisition, the parliament of Great Britain determining the sum which each colony ought to pay, and the provincial assembly assessing and levying it in the way that suited best the circumstances of the province.
  22. The court of exchequer, instituted for the levying of the king's revenue, and for enforcing the payment of such debts only as were due to the king, took cognizance of all other contract debts ; the plantiff alleging that he could not pay the king, because the defendant would not pay him.
  23. Congress, in such a state of things, then, has the power of levying and collecting taxes conferred on it, and yet Congress has not the power to create banks to aid in the collection of its taxes, notwithstanding a clause to make all laws necessary and proper for that purpose is contained in the constitution.
  24. Whoever reads the instructions (They are to be found in Tyrol's History of England) which were given to the judges of the circuit in the time of Henry II will see clearly that those judges were a sort of itinerant factors, sent round the country for the purpose of levying certain branches of the king's revenue.
  25. There is no clause in the constitution saying you may appoint officers for the collection of the revenue specifically; but the right to appoint officers to collect revenue is derived from the power of levying a tax, from which also may be derived the power of establishing a bank, if it be the best mode of collecting the revenue.
  26. Not only the highest jurisdictions, both civil and criminal, but the power of levying troops, of coining money, and even that of making bye-laws for the government of their own people, were all rights possessed allodially by the great proprietors of land, several centuries before even the name of the feudal law was known in Europe.
  27. The charity-mongers who professed such extravagant sympathy with the `dear little children' resisted the levying of the rate `because it would press so heavily on the poorer ratepayers', and said that they were willing to give more in voluntary charity than the rate would amount to: but, the `dear little children' - as they were so fond of calling them - continued to go to school hungry all the same.
  28. If the revenue, however, which is at present raised by the different duties upon malt and malt liquors, were to be levied by a single duty upon malt, the opportunity of smuggling in the most important branch of the excise would be almost entirely taken away ; and if the duties of customs, instead of being imposed upon almost all the different articles of importation, were confined to a few of the most general use and consumption, and if the levying of those duties were subjected to the excise laws, the opportunity of smuggling, though not so entirely taken away, would be very much diminished.
  29. If the enormous wealth earned and saved by working-men is not regarded as common property, but as something to be enjoyed by the chosen few; if certain men are invested with the power of levying taxes on labor, and with the right of using that money for whatsoever purposes they deem necessary; if the strikes of the working-men are suppressed, and the trusts of the capitalists are encouraged; if certain men are allowed to choose in the matter of religious and civil education and the instruction of children; if to certain others the right is given to frame laws which all men must obey, and if they are to enjoy the control of human life and property,—all this is not because the people wish it, or because it has come about in the course of nature, but because the governments will have it so for their own advantage and that of the ruling classes; and all this is accomplished by means of physical violence.
  1. What he has levied upon us won't carry.
  2. So levied as before, against the Polack:.
  3. In the case of the former, fines are levied 153.
  4. Rome’s authority, levied their own taxes, and waged.
  5. In France, the duties upon tobacco and salt are levied in this manner.
  6. It was a land tax levied in Anglo-Saxon England to buy off Viking raiders.
  7. The structure of charges that can be levied on the customer for NEFT is given.
  8. We, the non-commissioned officers, levied a tax of at least twenty per cent.
  9. Mecca owed its wealth for the large number of pilgrims whom temple taxes levied.
  10. Those taxes, levied in this manner, yield a very considerable revenue to government.
  11. What he has levied upon us won’t carry the same weight as what Pharaoh said to us.
  12. We submitted and Valerius spared our lives, though he levied a tax upon us that will ruin many.
  13. Tallage therefore is a tax levied by a landlord upon his unfree tenants during the medieval Europe.
  14. A tax was levied on profits from short sales in January 1689 in response to another speculative cycle.
  15. Additional taxes are levied on every side, and the financial oppression of the people knows no bounds.
  16. Tithes take place in all of them, and are levied with the utmost rigour in those of Spain and Portugal.
  17. Like slave labor, taxes levied on the provinces were vital to the growth and maintenance of the empire.
  18. Checking accounts are the number one place where unnecessary fees are levied, which we’re going to fix.
  19. Deportation and the loss of fishing licenses are possible punishments levied upon drift-net violators (U.
  20. Taxes upon the produce of land may be levied, either in kind, or, according to a certain valuation in money.
  21. This tax is levied by a much smaller number of officers than any other which affords nearly the same revenue.
  22. The vingtieme seems not to have raised the rate of those annuities, though it is exactly levied upon them all.
  23. You can imagine some of the other harassments and false charges levied against the Jacksons, including racism.
  24. The latter are considered as a branch of the domain of the crown and are levied by a different set of officers.
  25. So use this information to your advantage, and next time you see any fees levied on your account, make the call.
  26. The power of Spain and Portugal, on the contrary, derives some support from the taxes levied upon their colonies.
  27. This great revenue, too, might be levied without the appointment of a single new officer to collect and receive it.
  28. Taxes upon consumable commodities may either he levied by an administration, of which the officers are appointed by.
  29. For those transmissions which fail to have my authorization, a fine of ten percent of monthly salaries will be levied.
  30. From some of the peasants, not from all, fifteen kopeks are levied from each soul, in all about four thousand roubles.
  31. The people had to work for the money to pay the taxes which Tarras levied on them, and life was made burdensome to them.
  32. First, If the tolls which are levied at the turnpikes should ever be considered as one of the resources for supplying the.
  33. The Russian government was later reported to have levied heavy fines upon the violators (Reuters News Service, 7 August 1999).
  34. Capitation taxes are levied at little expense ; and, where they are rigorously exacted, afford a very sure revenue to the state.
  35. History tells us that the taxes levied on the peasants and merchants in China were not lightened in times of shortages and famines.
  36. The neat revenue of the customs does not amount to two millions and a-half, which is levied at an expense of more than ten per cent.
  37. Every tax ought to be levied at the time, or in the manner, in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it.
  38. You see, there were no charges ever filed against Terence Underwood; he was never punished, and there were no fines levied against him.
  39. The most important transit-duty in the world, is that levied by the king of Denmark upon all merchant ships which pass through the Sound.
  40. A warm presence filled her from within and made her instantly regret her harsh words, but amazingly she felt no judgment levied against her.
  41. Congress has rarely levied direct taxes upon the citizens of our nation, with the federal income tax (enacted in 1913) being a notable exception.
  42. Nobles of Tamar and the surrounding countryside had augmented his forces, and he had levied recruits from every village and castle along his road.
  43. I have already mentioned a tax upon bread, which, so far as it is consumed in farm houses and country villages, is there levied in the same manner.
  44. None of the news had any accurate information as to what charges were being levied against those in custody, or what laws, if any, had been broken.
  45. The former are considered as a branch of the aids of excise, and, in the provinces where those duties take place, are levied by the excise officers.
  46. Nothing in the aspect of the family was altered, except that the wife and daughters had levied on the package and put on woollen stockings and jackets.
  47. This subsidy, which is now called the old subsidy, still continues to be levied, according to the book of rates established by the twelfth of Charles II.
  48. Its main object was to compel companies to distribute their earnings, so that they might be subject to personal income taxes levied against the stockholders.
  49. They are levied at very little expense, and in general subject the contributors to no other inconveniency, besides always the unavoidable one of paying the tax.
  50. It was incurring a frightful risk to go to his assistance; not one of the sailors, all fishermen of the coast, recently levied for the service, dared to attempt it.
  51. Were this over-practical, soulless Vinland, some Vinlander engineer would have probably sluiced and levied her into submission, perhaps even paved her over entirely.
  52. In Great Britain, ten millions sterling are annually levied upon less than eight millions of people, without its being possible to say that any particular order is oppressed.
  53. In England, the different poll-taxes never produced the sum which had been expected from them, or which it was supposed they might have produced, had they been exactly levied.
  54. A large revenue might thus be levied upon the people, without any part of it being applied to the only purpose to which a revenue levied in this manner ought ever to be applied.
  55. The produce of a tax levied in the former way will vary only according to the variations in the real produce of the land, according to the improvement or neglect of cultivation.
  56. Capitation taxes, so far as they are levied upon the lower ranks of people, are direct taxes upon the wages of labour, and are attended with all the inconveniencics of such taxes.
  57. The different taxes levied by the company, for this and other corporation purposes, might afford a revenue much more than sufficient to enable a state to maintain such ministers.
  58. Even more can be gotten by rescinding unfair taxes, increasing taxes where they should be levied, policing corrupt politicians and corporate criminals and that’s only the beginning.
  59. But this additional tax is levied only upon the district under-charged, and it is applied altogether to the relief of that overcharged, which consequently pays only nine hundred livres.
  60. As to the particular gentleman brought into this discussion, I believe that every man that contributed any thing towards paying the fine levied on him, was remunerated to his satisfaction.
  61. Part of this fund parliament proposes to raise by a tax to be levied in Great Britain ; and part of it by a requisition to all the different colony assemblies of America and the West Indies.
  62. But it is levied only upon those which, in the actual state of things, are by that assessment under-taxed ; and it is applied to the relief of those which, by the same assessment, are over-taxed.
  63. In northern Syria, when Mazaios added this satrapy to his own, he levied and assembled troops from that entire region; this accounts for the numerous issues of coins in northern Syria at that time.
  64. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.
  65. Not to ignore this, I called the bank and was told that this debit was levied – the people who experienced Katrina won’t care for that word – because the withdrawal was not done with a debit card.
  66. The tythe, where there is no modus, and where it is levied in kind, diminishes more what would otherwise be the rent of the landlord, than a land tax which really amounted to five shillings in the pound.
  67. The most sanguinary are always to be found in countries where the greater part of the public revenue is in farm ; the mildest, in countries where it is levied under the immediate inspection of the sovereign.
  68. With these advantages, it might be expected, that in France a revenue of thirty millions might be levied for the support of the state, with as little inconvenience as a revenue of ten millions is in Great Britain.
  69. Very heavy obroks have at times been levied on serfs possessed of skill or accomplishments, or who had amassed wealth; and circumstances may be easily imagined which, under such a system, might lead to great abuses.
  70. By charging upon malt the whole revenue which is at present levied by the different duties upon malt and malt liquors, a saving, it is supposed, of more than £50,000, might be made in the annual expense of the excise.
  71. Stamp duties, it is evident, might be levied without any variation, in all countries where the forms of law process, and the deeds by which property, both real and personal, is transferred, are the same, or nearly the same.
  72. I didn’t give up and after more effort than I should have been required to exert, I finally received a credit, wiping out the entire erroneous charge, including interest that should never have been levied in the first place.
  73. At many turnpikes, it has been said, the money levied is more than double of what is necessary for executing, in the completest manner, the work, which is often executed in a very slovenly manner, and sometimes not executed at all.
  74. It would, therefore, be much more proper to be established as a perpetual and unalterable regulation, or as what is called a fudamental law of the commonwealth, than any tax which was always to be levied according to a certain valuation.
  75. It has entirely prevented the importation of foreign wollens; and it has very much diminished that of foreign silks and velvets, In both cases, it has entirely annihilated the revenue of customs which might have been levied upon such importation.
  76. A tax upon the rent of land or of houses, payable at the same term at which such rents are usually paid, is levied at the time when it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay ; or when he is most likely to have wherewithall to pay.
  77. Such taxes, though called by the same name, and levied by the same officers, and in the same manner with the stamp duties above mentioned upon the transference of property, are, however, of a quite different nature, and fall upon quite different funds.
  78. To put it another way, if we had levied this tax at the time of John the Baptist and collected it every year since – first in shekels, then in dollars – we would have 500 years to go before we could offset half of the debt added by Obama last year alone.
  79. The revenue which is levied by the duties of excise is supposed to fall as equally upon the contributors as that which is levied by the duties of customs; and the duties of excise are imposed upon a few articles only of the most general used and consumption.
  80. When Herist the merchant made an ally of Herist the commander and blockaded the harbor against competing ships, levied a tax on the goods from his own vessels for the maintenance of the bloated military, and fed most of these goods to his soldiers, I contemplated writing the letter.
  81. Poll taxes were levied on adult males and sometimes on slaves; property taxes were collected on enumerated items such as land; faculty taxes were charged to taxpayers based on their earning capacities; tariffs were collected on goods imported or exported and excises on consumption goods.
  82. The produce of a tax levied in the latter way will vary, not only according to the variations in the produce of the land, but according both to those in the value of the precious metals, and those in the quantity of those metals which is at different times contained in coin of the same denomination.
  83. But the protection of any particular branch of trade is a part of the general protection of trade; a part, therefore, of the duty of that power; and if nations always acted consistently, the particular duties levied for the purposes of such particular protection, should always have been left equally to its disposal.
  84. As they were originally local and provincial duties, applicable to local and provincial purposes, the administration of them was, in most cases, entrusted to the particular town, parish, or lordship, in which they were levied; such communities being, in some way or other, supposed to be accountable for the application.
  85. A tax upon the produce of land, which is levied in money, may be levied, either according to a valuation, which varies with all the variations of the market price ; or according to a fixed valuation, a bushel of wheat, for example, being always valued at one and the same money price, whatever may be the state of the market.
  86. Great indulgence would for some time be due to those provinces of the empire which were thus subjected to burdens to which they had not before been accustomed; and even when the same taxes came to be levied everywhere as exactly as possible, they would not everywhere produce a revenue proportioned to the numbers of the people.
  87. What are called the excise duties upon rum imported, are at present levied in this manner ; and the same system of administration might, perhaps, be extended to all duties upon goods imported ; provided always that those duties were, like the duties of excise, confined to a few sorts of goods of the most general use and consumption.
  88. In the capitation which has been levied in France, without-any interruption, since the beginning of the present century, the highest orders of people are rated according to their rank, by an invariable tariff; the lower orders of people, according to what is supposed to be their fortune, by an assessment which varies from year to year.
  89. The servants of the most careless private person are, perhaps, more under the eye of their master than those of the most careful prince; and a public revenue, which was paid in kind, would suffer so much from the mismanagement of the collectors, that a very small part of what was levied upon the people would ever arrive at the treasury of the prince.
  90. The money levied at the different turnpikes in Great Britain, is supposed to exceed so much what is necessary for repairing the roads, that the savings which, with proper economy, might be made from it, have been considered, even by some ministers, as a very great resource, which might, at some time or another, be applied to the exigencies of the state.
  91. A stamp-duty upon the law proceedings of each particular court, to be levied by that court, and applied towards the maintenance of the judges, and other officers belonging to it, might in the same manner, afford a revenue sufficient for defraying the expense of the administration of justice, without bringing any burden upon the general revenue of the society.
  92. In all the different countries of Europe then, in the same manner as in several of the Tartar governments of Asia at present, taxes used to be levied upon the persons and goods of travellers, when they passed through certain manors, when they went over certain bridges, when they carried about their goods from place to place in a fair, when they erected in it a booth or stall to sell them in.
  93. Would people readily advance their money upon the credit of a fund which partly depended upon the good humour of all those assemblies, far distant from the seat of the war, and sometimes, perhaps, thinking themselves not much concerned in the event of it ? Upon such a fund, no more money would probably be advanced than what the tax to be levied in Great Britain might be supposed to answer for.
  94. Examples are not wanting of empires in which all the different provinces are not taxed, if I may be allowed the expression, in one mass ; but in which the sovereign regulates the sum which each province ought to pay, and in some provinces assesses and levies it as he thinks proper ; while in others he leaves it to be assessed and levied as the respective states of each province shall determine.
  95. In the book of rates, according to which the old subsidy was levied, beaver skins were estimated at six shillings and eight pence a piece; and the different subsidies and imposts which, before the year 1722, had been laid upon their importation, amounted to one-fifth part of the rate, or to sixteen pence upon each skin; all of which, except half the old subsidy, amounting only to twopence, was drawn back upon exportation.
  96. This prohibition, joined to the restraints imposed by the ancient provincial laws of France upon the transportation of corn from one province to another, and to the arbitrary and degading taxes which are levied upon the cultivators in almost all the provinces, discouraged and kept down the agriculture of that country very much below the state to which it would naturally have risen in so very fertile a soil, and so very happy a climate.
  97. This, however, could scarce, perhaps, be done, consistently with the principles of the British constitution, without admitting into the British parliament, or, if you will, into the states-general of the British empire, a fair and equal representation of all those different provinces ; that of each province bearing the same proportion to the produce of its taxes, as the representation of Great Britain might bear to the produce of the taxes levied upon Great Britain.
  98. Or, if neither of these methods was found convenient, each family might compound for its consumption of this liquor, either according to the number of persons of which it consisted, in the same manner as private families compound for the malt tax in England; or according to the different ages and sexes of those persons, in the same manner as several different taxes are levied in Holland ; or, nearly as Sir Matthew Decker proposes, that all taxes upon consumable commodities should be levied in England.
  99. If the revenue, however, which is at present raised by the different duties upon malt and malt liquors, were to be levied by a single duty upon malt, the opportunity of smuggling in the most important branch of the excise would be almost entirely taken away ; and if the duties of customs, instead of being imposed upon almost all the different articles of importation, were confined to a few of the most general use and consumption, and if the levying of those duties were subjected to the excise laws, the opportunity of smuggling, though not so entirely taken away, would be very much diminished.
  100. A great revenue, half a million, perbaps {Since publishing the two first editions of this book, I have got good reasons to believe that all the turnpike tolls levied in Great Britain do not procduce a neat revenue that amounts to half a million ; a sum which, under the management of government, would not be sufficient to keep, in repair five of the principal roads in the kingdom}, it has been pretended, might in this manner be gained, without laying any new burden upon the people; and the turnpike roads might be made to contribute to the general expense of the state, in the same manner as the post-office does at present.
  1. The detachment consisting of new levies.
  2. This led to a lot of comments about the levies.
  3. In Chapters 9 and 10 the Levies and the priests confess.
  4. This forced the nobles to try to institute more identically based tax levies.
  5. To bolster Smyrna’s army, our king was forced to raise the levies every year.
  6. There’re forty, fifty house-bows and peasant archers, and a couple hundred levies.
  7. He should hold his position; by dawn Prospero will be here with the Poitanian levies.
  8. Schools should be financed by parents of enrolled children instead of property tax levies.
  9. Lord, what would you give to the man who could rid your land of the hairy giant Urgan, that levies such a toll?
  10. She levies a higher tribute on some articles than the article itself is worth, and this trade the gentleman wants to pursue.
  11. What are your thoughts on the levies now being demanded by Teotihuacan, do not answer immediately think about it for a moment.
  12. In some provinces of France, the king not only imposes what taxes he thinks proper, but assesses and levies them in the way he thinks proper.
  13. France, indeed, has never drawn any considerable revenue from its colonies, the taxes which it levies upon them being generally spent among them.
  14. There a large village or a compact township levies fifteen kopeks from each of the twelve hundred souls and hires a teacher for 180 roubles for the winter.
  15. While this was going on, the local levies on the far left began to melt away, apparently because they thought the jinetes were retreating instead of feinting.
  16. In such cases, the farmer, instead of one, levies two exorbitant profits upon the people; the profit of the farmer, and the still more exorbitant one of the monopolist.
  17. It was not uncommon for the temple treasury to hold upwards of ten million dollars while the common people languished in poverty and continued to pay these unjust levies.
  18. At all events, his hoard had been reduced by various local levies to the sum of one hundred and nine francs fifteen sous, which had been counted out to him on his departure.
  19. The commissary was laying such heavy levies on foodstuffs that the Confederate money had dropped alarmingly and the price of food and clothing had tables of Atlanta were beginning to suffer.
  20. One of the guests, Coatleztli, the son of the governor of Xochimilco, said that he had heard that there was a lot of resentment around the valley about the worker levies used to build the dike.
  21. The man was just too weak and inexperienced for the burden of command, bearing in mind that these were not forced levies; all were professional soldiers, paid to fight and possibly die for their country.
  22. When spills occur, the Coast Guard, in cooperation with other government agencies and private companies, is involved in clean-up operations, investigates the source of the pollution, holds hearings, and levies fines on violators.
  23. The levies scoured the bush in advance of the prisoners in case there should be any attempt to assassinate the King, and several times disturbed waiting Ashantis, who were lurking in the trees to obtain a last glimpse of Prempeh, rather than lying in wait to kill him.
  24. If they cannot obtain their pay by your votes, they will collect it by their own bayonets; and they will not rigidly observe any air-lines or water-lines in enforcing their necessary levies; nor be stayed by abstract speculation concerning right, or learned constitutional difficulties.
  25. This sort of wit is transmitted from generation to generation of the successive levies of youth who traverse the schools, who pass it from hand to hand, quasi cursores, and is almost always exactly the same; so that, as we have just pointed out, any one who had listened to Courfeyrac in 1828 would have thought he heard Tholomyes in 1817.
  26. There is not the slightest doubt that if the Expedition had been left to the Houssas and native levies, the Ashantis would have resisted to the last; for it was only on the arrival of the Ansahs in Kumassi, with highly coloured reports of the rapid advance of thousands of white troops, that Prempeh decided not to fight unless it were forced on him, or he was molested.
  27. Examples are not wanting of empires in which all the different provinces are not taxed, if I may be allowed the expression, in one mass ; but in which the sovereign regulates the sum which each province ought to pay, and in some provinces assesses and levies it as he thinks proper ; while in others he leaves it to be assessed and levied as the respective states of each province shall determine.
  28. The enormous stump with its buttresses and gnarled roots was afterwards set on fire, and when darkness fell on the capital the blazing fetish houses and heaps of rubbish, with the black bodies of the levies as they rushed hither and thither, demolishing walls and throwing fresh fuel on the blazing piles, made a weird and striking scene, that will be long imprinted on the minds of those who witnessed it.
  29. According to the estimation, therefore, by which Great Britain is rated to the land tax, the whole mass of revenue arising from the rent of all the lands, from that of all the houses, and from the interest of all the capital stock, that part of it only excepted which is either lent to the public, or employed in the cultivation of land, does not exceed ten millions sterling a-year, the ordinary revenue which government levies upon the people, even in peaceable times.
  30. While the power of declaring war is vested in Congress; while levies and supplies are within its control; while a check on the appointing powers is vested in the Senate, and a periodical termination of the President's office exists; the Executive arm, though sufficiently untrammelled for necessary and useful command, is effectually paralyzed as to the exercise of power to affect or change the free features of the Government; unless indeed the representation should become utterly corrupt, an event no one can believe possible.
  31. If a Roman, a man of the Middle Ages, a Russian, as I remember him to have been fifty years ago, was incontestably convinced that the existing violence of the power was necessary in order to free him from evil, that taxes, levies, serf law, prisons, whips, knouts, hard labour, capital punishment, militarism, wars, must exist,—it will be hard now to find a man who either believes that all acts of violence free any one from anything, or even does not see clearly that the majority of all those cases of violence to which he is subject and in which he partly shares are in themselves a great and useless evil.
  32. Often when one sees conscription levies, military drills and maneuvers, police officers with loaded revolvers, and sentinels at their posts with bayonets on their rifles; when one hears for whole days at a time (as I hear it in Hamovniky where I live) the whistle of balls and the dull thud as they fall in the sand; when one sees in the midst of a town where any effort at violence in self-defense is forbidden, where the sale of powder and of chemicals, where furious driving and practicing as a doctor without a diploma, and so on, are not allowed, thousands of disciplined troops, trained to murder, and subject to one man's will; one asks oneself how can people who prize their security quietly allow it, and put up with it? Apart from the immorality and evil effects of it, nothing can possibly be more unsafe.
  33. Frequently, when I see, not only the levies of recruits, the military exercises, the manœuvres, but also the policemen with loaded revolvers, the sentries standing with guns and adjusted bayonets; when I hear (as I do in the Khamóvniki, where I live) for whole days the whistling and the pinging of bullets striking the target; and when I see, in the very city where every attempt at self-help and violence is prohibited, where there is a prohibition against the sale of powder, medicines, fast driving, unlicensed medical practice, and so forth, when I see in this same city thousands of disciplined men, who have been taught to commit murder and who are subject to one man,—I ask myself: "How can the men who think so highly of their security bear all this?" To say nothing of the harmfulness and immorality, nothing can be more dangerous than this.
  34. We stayed at Xocanti that day and when night began to fall Wedon took me aside and told me the affect the levies for Teotihuacan were having on the Tolteca in his immediate area, his report echoed what I had heard everywhere that we had travelled, the news was grim, the artisans and trades people were working into the night just to survive, the growers had forced another early harvest against their better judgement for they knew this practice would not allow the soil time to regenerate before the next planting, he could see his people slowly being stripped of the fruits of their labour, by the Teoti, the greedy and degenerate aristocracy of Teotihuacan, the worse part for Wedon was that he could see no way to solve the problem so had rightly brought it to me, I could offer no solution and told him it was the same complaint from all of the people I had met on my journey around the Toltec holdings, even my own village was struggling under the burden.

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