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MARCUS COOLIDGE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/10/1933 - HFSID 34346

MARCUS A. COOLIDGE. TLS: "Marcus A. Coolidge" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8x11. (Washington), 1933 May 10. A form letter signed in ink to constituent William Woodward, Worcester, Mass.

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MARCUS A. COOLIDGE. TLS: "Marcus A. Coolidge" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8x11. (Washington), 1933 May 10. A form letter signed in ink to constituent William Woodward, Worcester, Mass. In part: "I note your interest in pending legislation effecting the transfer of the present excise tax on domestic and commercial sales of electrical energy from the consumer to the producer. The measure will have my careful study when it is taken up in the Senate...." Marcus Allen Coolidge (1865-1941), a Massachusetts businessman, was elected Mayor of Fitchburg in 1916. He 1919, President Wilson named him special envoy to newly independent Poland. He served in the US Senate as a Democrat (1931-1937), chairing the Committee on Immigration. The Revenue Act of 1932 required that the excise tax on the sale of electrical energy be paid by the consumer to the producer. The rate was 3%. A year later, Congress had a change of heart and, by H.R. 5040, enacted June 16, 1933, provided that the tax should be payable by the producer (vendor), omitting all reference to the consumer (vendee). The tax expired on June 30, 1935. Lightly creased. Soiled at lower edge, nicked at upper left edge. Overall, fine condition.

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