7 May 1862: “Whereas, At the time prescribed by law for listing taxable property in this State, many of its citizens were in the military service of their State and of the Confederate States…”

Item description: This ordinance, passed by North Carolina’s Secession Convention, instructs sheriffs to “collect only the single tax” (rather than a “double tax”) from soldiers who had failed to list their taxes in a timely manner due to military service.

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Item citation:An Ordinance Exempting the Property of Delinquent Soldiers from Double Taxes.” Ordinances of the State Convention. Raleigh : W.W. Holden, printer to the state, 1863. VC342.2 1861or, from the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

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