A. Gamble to Moses Austin, 07-01-1818

Summary: Occupation tax receipt, issued to Moses Austin, retail merchant.

Territory of Missouri

THE first day of July one thousand eight hundred and Eighteen THIS certifies that Moses Austin is authorised to sell Merchandize within this territory for six months from the date hereof, the said Moses Austin having this day paid to me John W. Thompson sheriff of the county of Saint Louis, the sum of fifteen dollars. It being the semi-annual tax imposed on the retailers of Merchandize by a law of this Territory.

A. Gamble Clerk of the circuit court of St. Louis county, countersigned July 20th 1818 J. Wm. Thompson Shff

Recd. July 20th 1818 of Moses Austin seven dollars and fifty Cents the additional duty due for building a Jail in the County of St Louis the tax was imposed by the Legislature of the Territory of Missouri

J. Wm. Thompson Shff