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Customs and ExciseTrade, Production, and Consumption in England 1640-1845$
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William J. Ashworth

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199259212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259212.001.0001

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‘His leering eyes gives such a look’: The World of Excise

‘His leering eyes gives such a look’: The World of Excise

(p.117) Chapter Seven ‘His leering eyes gives such a look’: The World of Excise
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This chapter begins with a discussion of the work of excise officers. It then discusses excise training and method. The first available manual for excise gauging was written by excise commissioner Thomas Everard. He also developed a slide rule based on logarithmic scale to enable officers to solve various gauging problems.

Keywords:   excise tax, taxation, excise officer, excise training, Thomas Everard

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