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Collection Reference Number GLC01618
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1794 
Title An Act laying duties upon carriages for the conveyance of persons
Date 5 June 1794
Author Randolph, Edmund (1753-1813)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Signed in his hand by Randolph as Secretary of State. Signed with printed signatures of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ralph Izard, President of the Senate, and approved by George Washington as President. Printed act establishes a yearly tax on all carriages used for the conveyance of persons. Decided at a session of the Third Congress in Philadelphia 2 December 1793 and approved on 5 June 1794.
Subjects Law  Supreme Court  Congress  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Economics  Transportation  
People Randolph, Edmund (1753-1813)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Banking & Economics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information This act led to the first challenge of a federal law in the Supreme Court.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859