The Resource Moffett liquor tax register, 1877-1879
- Moffett liquor tax register, 1877-1879
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- These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Revenue Assessment and Collection - Liquor Sales Taxes
- Volume contains amounts of taxes reported for each locality, including the quantities and types of alcohol taxed. Volume covers the following dates: October 1877 - April 1879
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- On 30 March 1877 the General Assembly passed an act requiring licenses for the sale of liquor. Commissioners of revenue recorded amounts of liquor sold and reported them to the auditor of public accounts. The Moffett Register, a mechanical device for tallying sales of ardent spirits, malt liquor and wine, was adopted as the official register of liquor sold until 1880.
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- entry no. 582
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- Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
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