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The Hearth Tax – 1788

THE TIMES (LONDON) 28TH MARCH, 1788 (abridged) Mr. Conolly of Ireland has brought forward a motion for abolishing the tax upon HEARTHS, and the Irish Ministry will not oppose it. In Ireland, hearth-money is at this day more oppressive than ever it was in England. 
This tax has ever been hateful, and as the subject … Continue reading

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