Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 28, 1866: Captain Magwire campaigns

The St. Charles Hotel, Cape Girardeau, MO The Cape Girardeau Argus of June 28, 1866 reports on a visit from a state Democratic noteworthy, Capt. George A. Magwire. I can’t find much about Magwire, other than some land dealings and … Continue reading

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June 21, 1866: The income tax

The Cape Girardeau Argus ran a short item explaining the still new income tax law. As the cartoon above from 1895 indicates, a later version of such a tax would be declared unconstitutional. The issue was finally resolved by the … Continue reading

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