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Article 6, Clause 2

Document 29

John Breckenridge, Municipal Authority to Impose Taxes

28 Apr. 18061 Ops. Atty Gen. 157

I am of opinion that there rests no power in the city council, nor in any department of the government of Orleans, to tax the property of the United States within that territory. I believe the exercise of such power has never been before attempted in any part of the United States, and I think the general government ought not to admit the principle. Laying the tax will be harmless, for I see no means by which the payment of it can be enforced.

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