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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.142
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Albert Hobart to Aaron Hobart regarding auctioneering and other business and political matters
Date 22 January 1821
Author Hobart, Albert (1792-1867)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses auctioneering, dismissing the "boast of an honesty in their dealing" by New York auctioneers. Advises against a tax on auctions that would be prohibitive, since auctions are "the means of establishing a regularity in prices." But concedes that a small tax to "diminish the number of auctions sales would, I think, be useful." Informs Hobart that a payment he ordered made to Albert has been arranged by the constable, and discusses some related business matters. Asks for a report on the bankruptcy bill before Congress.
Subjects American Statesmen  Politics  Government and Civics  Congress  Taxes or Taxation  Forgery and Fraud  Corruption and Scandal  Debt  Finance  Commerce  
People Hobart, Albert (1792-1867)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859