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Definitions of REVENUE SCHEME
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A scheme proposed by the Continental Congress, in order to enable it to meet its money obligations. Requisitions upon the States, the only mode allowed to Congress by the Articles of Confederation, had proved a failure. In 1781 Congress proposed an amendment to the Articles, whereby it would be empowered to levy a five per cent duty on imports, to pay the Revolutionary debt. Rhode Island refused her assent. In 1783 Congress asked for this power for only twenty-five years. After many delays, New York refused in 1787, making impossible that unanimous consent which was necessary in order to validate an amendment to the Articles. Then the only plan was that of a Constitutional Convention.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. A notable English humorist; born near Warrington, Jan. 27, 1832; died at Guildford, England, 14, 1898. His fame is based on the stories-nominally for nursery, but only appreciable in their full merit by adults- "Alice's Adventures Wonderland"(1865), and its sequel "Through Looking-Glass"(1872). They are fantasy-fables, what seems pure nonsense, really largely "reductions to absurdity" illogical popular usages language or reasoning. have been translated into most languages Europe. Some excellent nonsense verse also found collections "Phantasmagoria"(1869), poem "The Hunting Snark"(1876), inferior prose fairy-tale "Sylvie Bruno". author has published several works mathematics logic, both serious humorous form.