THE INCOME RECORD: A LIST GIVING THE TAXABLE INCOME FOR THE YEAR 1863, OF THE RESIDENTS OF NEWYORK.

New York: American News Company, 1865. pp vi, [5]-159, [1 adv.]. Dbd, old institutional rubberstamp. Clean text, Very Good. The Publishers' Preface informs that the purposes of the book are "first, to satisfy an imperious public curiosity, which has thus far been only partially gratified by the public journals." Secondarily, publication was stimulated by the nation's first income tax, enacted to finance the War. "If all the Revenue Districts in the country are gone over and the results recorded with the same care as is here done, the government will possess an immense mass of correct information upon which to base its action." The largest annual income reported was over $1.8 million [A.T. Stewart]. William Astor reported $838,000. 160,000 heads of families, or "about one in eight has a taxable income, and only one in sixteen has a taxable income of more than $1,000." The incomes are listed alphabetically, by district and ward. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 54321. Item #10254

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