Boston Civil War Debt Payoff Ledger Gordon McKAY Revenue Stamps 1868

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ORIGINAL HISTORICAL EPHEMERA
 

BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
PROMINENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY - J. B. LEONARD & COMPANY
ANTIQUE BUSINESS ACCOUNTING LEDGER FROM
FEBRUARY 1868 TO MARCH 1869
SIGNED BY LEONARD AT 141 PEARL STREET, BOSTON
LEDGER IS A RARE EXAMPLE OF
THE CIVIL WAR DEBT'S REVENUE TAX STAMP ABUSES'
DEBILITATING EFFECT ON BUSINESSES IN THE
YEARS FOLLOWING THE WAR
 
J. B. LEONARD & COMPANY ABSORBED & COUNTED THESE TAXES
AS A COST OF DOING BUSINESS
 
WHILE A BRAND NEW SINGER INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINE
COST $70.00 EACH, GORDON McKAY LICENSE STAMPS
COST $25.00 PER MONTH
 
IN A 6 MONTH PERIOD THEY PAID $1,075.00 IN
GORDON McKAY LICENSING STAMPS,
ESSENTIALLY THE SAME AMOUNT THEY HAD TO
PAY OUT FOR THEIR QUARTERLY PAYROLL
 
LEDGER ENTRIES ALSO SHOW FEDERAL REVENUE TAX STAMP
PAYMENTS, MANY INDUSTRIAL MACHINES AND SUPPLIES
RELATED TO BOOT & SHOE MAKING, PAYROLL, OFFICE SUPPLIES,
SHIPPING SERVICES, ETC.
 

MEASURES 7.75 x 10.25 INCHES, 
W/ 97 FULL ENTRY PAGES

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