Liberty Equality and Taxes for Patentes in France 1798

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Manuscript letter in French, ink on white laid paper, with horizontal chain lines, watermarked with “l C D”. 3 pages, from a tax assessor named Bounerry, addressed to Receveur de l’enregistrements et du Domaine Nationaux à Manthelan  about the recording of patentes and the payment of fees to register said patentes or license-taxes. The circumstances and assessments of working people: a mason, a weaver, a couturière named Marquette (who enjoyed her fierce reputation judging from the tone of Citoyen Bounerry) and a much-loved innkeeper who had his furniture seized are duly reported to the receveur.

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Manthelan. Taxes.  Manuscript letter, 1798, ink on white laid paper, with horizontal chain lines, watermarked with “l C D”. 3 pages, from a tax assessor named Bounerry, addressed to the Receveur de l’enregistrements et du Domaine Nationaux à Manthelan  about the recording of patentes and the payment of fees to register said patentes or license-taxes. The circumstances and assessments of working people: a mason, a weaver, a couturière named Marquette (who enjoyed her fierce reputation judging from the tone of Citoyen Bounerry) and a much-loved innkeeper who had his furniture seized are duly reported to the receveur. The Receiver of National Registration and Domain in Manthelan was an official responsible for the management of registrations and domains in this region. This was a state financial administration  created during the French Revolution. It managed registration fees, license-fees and property rights. Fine condition with slight creasing not affecting readability.

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