Shared Photo: Discharge from Confinement

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I wanted to share this court order on William Willingham with the community. Location: Henderson County, Kentucky. Date: unknown.
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in Photos by Kenneth Willingham G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)

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Cool document, Kenneth. What are the stamps on the left? I’ve seen these before but have never delved into finding out what they are.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
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The stamps appear to be five $ 1.00 stamps.  

[When the Civil War erupted in 1861, the country was on the verge of bankruptcy.  A plan was developed to generate internal revenue – money collected from taxes placed on domestic items such as tobacco, alcohol, medicine, perfume and playing cards.  Stamps were provided as proof of payment.  Examining used U.S. Revenue stamps offers a window into the past – the government required several unusual cancellation techniques such as private cancels, manuscript initials and perforated initials. 

 

The same legislation that created these stamps also created the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).]  Mystic Stamp Company has this posted on their site

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Wonderful document, Very interesting explanation of the stamps, thank you for sharing this with us.
by Shaun Doust G2G6 Pilot (345k points)

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