As to the line of separation between external and internal taxes, this would leave to the States, at a rough computation, the command of two thirds of the resources of the community to defray
from a tenth to a twentieth part of its expenses; and to the Union, one third of the resources of the community, to defray
from nine tenths to nineteen twentieths of its expenses.
The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray
the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept, though with no kinder countenance than before.
The proposal for this scientific undertaking was officially made, yesterday, at the rooms of the Royal Geographical Society, and the sum of twenty-five hundred pounds was voted to defray
the expenses of the enterprise.
Consider likewise what commodities, the soil where the plantation is, doth naturally yield, that they may some way help to defray
the charge of the plantation (so it be not, as was said, to the untimely prejudice of the main business), as it hath fared with tobacco in Virginia.
Therefore, in hopes to defray
some of the charges he must be at, he bought a sloop, loaded it with several sorts of goods, wherewith the Tonquinese usually trade to the neighbouring islands, and putting fourteen men on board, whereof three were of the country, he appointed me master of the sloop, and gave me power to traffic, while he transacted his affairs at Tonquin.
He stopped to count the money still left, out of the sum deposited by Moody to defray
the cost of the inquiry.
Jansenius selected a highly ornamental one, and proposed to defray
half the cost of its erection.
Yet so many people were there, still, to whom those riots taught no lesson of reproof or moderation, that a public subscription was set on foot in Scotland to defray
the cost of his defence.
She therefore took her grandfather aside, and telling him that she had still enough left to defray
the cost of their lodging, proposed that they should stay there for the night.
Here be it known, that though these wild fishermen do not, as a general thing, and according to the great military maxim, make the enemy defray
the current expenses of the war (at least before realizing the proceeds of the voyage), yet now and then you find some of these Nantucketers who have a genuine relish for that particular part of the Sperm Whale designated by Stubb; comprising the tapering extremity of the body.
The chairman was explaining that a collection would now be taken up to defray
the expenses of the meeting, and for the benefit of the campaign fund of the party.
As for me," replied Athos to this recital, "I am quite at my ease; it will not be women that will defray
the expense of my outfit.