Edward Kirkpatrick letter

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Address: Southampton. To Thomas Attree [?or Altree], Esq, Brighthelmstone [i.e. Brighton, Sussex]. Enquires about the tax payable on flies [i.e. light carriages], as he wishes to have an example before advising resistance to the Tax Office. The duty demanded at Southampton was £6 10s. The flies there '... are built with metallic springs & leather in every respect as a large Landau, the wheels under 30 inches & driven by one ass'. Attree had evidently not answered [and perhaps not received] Kirkpatrick's earlier letter on the same subject.
Autograph, with signature. The following comment has been inserted in another hand: 'They are only liable to 30/- [?or 30%] duty'.


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This letter was among the material originally acquired with MS712