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House. Select Comm. on Boston City Council. Request that the city be allowed to take shares in a railroad company, 1831
House No. 54 A Select Committee of seven men studied a petition of the City of Boston to buy stock in a railroad to the limit of one million dollars
and remonstrances filed against the idea. The Committee reported on February 24, 1831 that the City wanted to tax its residents to raise the money.
The taxing power of cities was limited to be sure they did not spend money outside the parameters appropriate for political entities. The Committee
did not think this tax was an appropriate idea. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee, to whom was referred the petition of the City Council of the city of Boston "for an act granting to the city an authority to subscribe for and take shares of stock in a rail road to be established in a direction calculated to facilitate an intercourse between Boston and the western states, and to such an amount as said city shall deem proper ...
OCLC Number:   1395395799
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