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Hobart, Albert (1792-1867) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.142 Author/Creator: Hobart, Albert (1792-1867) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1821 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 24.3 x 18.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.142 Author/Creator: Hobart, Albert (1792-1867) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 January 1821 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 24.3 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses auctioneering, dismissing the "boast of an honesty in their dealing" by New York auctioneers. Advises against a tax on auctions that would be prohibitive, since auctions are "the means of establishing a regularity in prices." But concedes that a small tax to "diminish the number of auctions sales would, I think, be useful." Informs Hobart that a payment he ordered made to Albert has been arranged by the constable, and discusses some related business matters. Asks for a report on the bankruptcy bill before Congress.

Background Information:

People: Hobart, Albert, b. 1792
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCongressTaxes or TaxationForgery and FraudCorruption and ScandalDebtFinanceCommerce

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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