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Municipal Council v. Stibolt, 1865

[taxation]

Municipal Council v. Stibolt

Danish Consular Court, Shanghai
19 December 1865
Source: The North-China Herald, 23 December 1865

 

HIS DANISH MAJESTY'S CONSULAR COURT.

Shanghai, Dec. 19th, 1865.

Before W. KESWICK, Esq., H.D.M.'s Acting Consul.

            THE MEMBERS OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL versus  N. STIBOLT.

MR. JOHNSTON, Clerk to the Council: - I am instructed by the Municipal Council to hand in a statement to the Court of certain amounts due for Taxes by Mr. Stibolt.

STATEMENT.

House Tax. Special Rate .................................. Tls.    16

House Tax for the quarter ending

30th June, 1865                                                                        10

30th September, 1865                                                              10

31st December, 1865                                                               10

                                                                                      Tls.    46

 

Frequent applications have been made to Mr. Stibolt for payment.

Mr. STIBOLT admitted that applications had been made for payment, and that the accounts were in order; but thought that before paying the special rate, the road adjoining his house should be put in what he considered proper repair.

THE COURT: - The taxes claimed are legally imposed, the item being admittedly correct.  An objection such as that brought forward by the Defendant could not be entertained; questions as to road repair being for the consideration of the Council.  The Court therefore adjudges the Defendant to pay the amount into Court at once, with costs.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School