1791.007: Concise Statement on Federal Duties on Distilled Spirits.

Published: 1791

Full Title: The following is a concise statement of the act of Congress, passed at the last session, laying certain duties on distilled spirits, : published for the information of all concerned ... Edw. Carrington, sup. for the District of Virginia. Richmond, May 16, 1791.

Author: United States. Revenue Office.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Augustine Davis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 44 cm. x 26 cm. (broadside).


Broadside notice detailing the requirements imposed by the "An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States and for appropriating the same,” enacted by Congress on March 2, 1791; text also contains example for the form needed to report the amounts of distilled spirits to be taxed. Enforcement of this revenue law led to the Whiskey Rebellion of the summer of 1794.

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