Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States, So Far as Regards the Execution of the Laws, and Safety of the Lives and Property of the Citizens of the United States and Testimony Taken: Testimony taken by the committee (July 7-Nov. 8, 1871) Georgia
United States. Congress. Joint Select Committee on the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1872
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Página 882 - States of the Union rendering life and property insecure and the carrying of the mails and the collection of the revenue dangerous. The proof that such a condition of affairs exists in some localities is now before the Senate. That the power to correct these evils is beyond the control of the State authorities I do not doubt; that the power of the Executive of the United States, acting within the limits of existing laws, is sufficient for present emergencies is not clear.
Página 978 - The poll tax, any educational fund now belonging to the State (except the endowment of, and debt due to, the University of Georgia) , a special tax on shows and exhibitions, and on the sale of spirituous and malt liquors, which the General Assembly is hereby authorized to assess...
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