TAXATION OF QUAKERS AND SHAKERS.
In the House of Representatives of New-Hampshlire,
Dec. 31, 1828, on the second reading of the bill inposing
fines, c., for the neglect of military duty, Mr. Willis
moved an amendment subjecting Shakers and Quakers to
the payment of two dollars annually as conditional exempts.
Mr. Doe opposed the amendment. He was opposed to
including men in the militia, who have consciencious scru-
p-es about bearing arms. He believed those people called
Shakers and Quakers now paid their full proportion of the
burthens of the community, in their voluntary taxes for the
support of the poor, and their charities to the unfortunate.
Mr. Willis defended his motion on the ground of justice
and equity. He thought, if these people were exempted,
they should at least pay something in the nature of an
Messrs. Colby of Weare, and Quimby of Sandwich, also
opposed the amendment-which was rejected by a vote of
142 to 19-and the bill passed.