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A new tax called the Income Tax has been passed in Ohio. John Mears thinks it very unfair. He says it is robbing him of his hard earned living. Mears says he is forced to pay a tax on money he gets from his property when he is already paying property tax. It has not been enforced in many counties as yet and many are fighting against the new tax. He would like Finley to help him urge people to fight against it and get the legislation to drop it. Abstract Number - 864
Ohio history and U.S. history
Mears, John, "Letter from John Mears to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 350.