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Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the...
Signed, "Relative to my not being Subject to pay Taxes as Governor of the Island.""Sir By an Act of this Island passed in the Year 1678... 'Whereas the Council and Representation of the Island aforesaid, have considered the great Charge and trouble that daily attend the Governor[...] do desire that the Governor[...] be free from all taxes and impositions, either in their personal or Real Estates[...]'... I therefore acquaint you that the Government of these Islands having devolved on me, on the absence of Sir Thos: Shirley -- my Real and personal Estates... are for the time being exempted... John Nugent", Original digital object name: bei-m330, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.