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De Witt Clinton and the Rise of the People's Men by Craig Hanyan

By Craig Hanyan

The authors not just supply an in-depth research of the interaction of pursuits and beliefs at the back of the People's move but additionally determine relationships among the emergent political tradition that strengthened that circulate and the Whig and Democratic events of the later second-party process. in addition, they display that the imperative target of the People's flow used to be no longer just to increase American political democracy: it used to be additionally fuelled through a decision to prevent taxation of personalty (personal estate or estate), which speedy received the aid of canny and well-heeled backers either in upstate big apple and in long island urban. The authors draw on large study on New York's political lifestyles, from the city and county point to the country meeting and Senate, and contain profiles of the teams who have been energetic in kingdom politics within the early 19th century.

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Three Bucktails from southern New York responded. Michael Ulshoeffer of New York City held that Ohio had ruined its credit by taxing bank stock. " Speaker Samuel B. Romaine agreed. 55 Because Burt embodied the plain farmer, men listened to him no matter what political colours he flew during his winding political career. His participation gave notice that "country" defiance of excessive power might mobilize to defend New York City's engines of finance and commerce against a predatory state government.

48 THE TAX B I L L OF I 8 2 2 These insurance companies could make a contribution to the ever larger pie that Clinton believed would bring domestic peace and good order. The issue of taxation, however, intruded to threaten conflict between those New Yorkers who had much to invest and those who had little. Hard times had eroded the income of government, forcing legislators to scrutinize the fairness of the state's tax system. In 1822 the receipts from the local tax of one mill on each dollar of assessed real and personal estate made up a little over one-third of the annual revenue of the state.

Campbell of Chautauqua County, a thirty-three-year-old New Hampshire-born entrepreneur, presided along with James. The judge advocate general, Peter Gansevoort of Albany, aged thirty-four, and Charles G. Haines, aged thirty, who was then practising law in New York City, praised the governor for crafting policy in the face of partisan fury. '^ 23 A Politician in Retreat Nine months later, accompanied by his eldest son, Colonel Charles A. 5 Joseph C. Yates received his callers fortified by the massive presence of his lieutenant-governor, Erastus Root.

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