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44. The convention changed the wording from this point up to “within the same” to read: “and to impose and levy proportional and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes, upon all inhabitants of, and persons resident, and estates lying, within the said Commonwealth; and also to impose, and levy, reasonable duties and excises, upon any produce, goods, wares, merchandize, and commodities whatsoever, brought into, produced, manufactured, or being within the same.”
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