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  1. Ryan

    Lower Business Taxes

    My concern, Mr. Clement, is that this is an effort to handcuff the sovereign state legislature of Pennsylvania, which rightly ought to be strong, so as to allow the newly-crafted federal authority all the way in Washington to increase its share of authority, given its wider breadth of fundraising ability. Furthermore, as has previously been mentioned, the significant amount of debt owing from Pennsylvania since the war is prohibitive. It is not time, nor is it safe, to reduce taxes, especially by such a ridiculous amount as has been proposed.
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    Wills and Testaments

    Upon my death, all of my possessions and titles shall pass to my eldest son, Georges Sainte Clair, Jr. /s/ Georges Sainte Claire, Sr.
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    Georges Sainte Claire

    Le vicomte de Reillane The Hon. Georges Sainte Claire Revolutionary War Hero • Political Asylum Seeker • Friend to the People of Pennsylvania Born in Aix-en-Provence, France in May of 1751, Georges Sainte Claire was the Vicomte de Reillane and educated in the classics, particularly of Roman and Greek philosophy and history, until he fled pending persecution in 1982 with his wife, Maria Francesca di Savoia, and their eight children: Georges, Louis, François, Marie-France, Carla, Geneviève, Robert, and Mathilde. Sainte Claire originally made his way to Guadaloupe in the southern hemisphere, but the climate did not agree with such a noble family's blood, especially young Robert who is very sickly, and so they made their way north, eventually laying down roots in Pennsylvania in 1985. Already a supporter of the American Revolution, having led a regiment of French troops as a Lieutenant Colonel in various attacks against the English in the colonies during the Revolutionary War, Sainte Claire was pleased to have arrived in America. The Americans, too, were pleased to welcome a man with as noble a heritage and as glittering a resume as Lt. Col. the Vicomte Georges Sainte Claire. Given his agricultural heritage (his family owned several tenant farms across his viscomté for the better part of six centuries) and his tremendous fortune, Sainte Claire purchased a significant amount of land in Pennsylvania and began to establish several crops of vegetables, specifically alliums like garlic and onion, and some herds of sheep, cattle, pig, and birds. He has employed many of the men and boys from around the area and his male children even work on the farm themselves in spite of their nobility. This has garnered him significant affection from among the locals as well, who now depend on his fortune for their livelihood and Georges is not shy about sharing what he has for the good of his community. "Vice-Count" Sainte Claire, as he is affectionately called by the families around, is a patron of the arts in his area in addition to his enterprises. He regularly commissions art works, both for his own personal use and for the use of the community as a whole. Georges is known to say that "beauty is the antidote to almost any ailment of the soul and my community must have its medicine." He is most interested in the spiritual development of the community, indeed, having funded the construction of a Catholic Church and having donated some not insignificant land for the foundation of the parish. St. George's Church was erected this year and the family still funds and houses the local priest who came from France. Due to his charitable nature, his noble heritage, and his proficiency at managing a large estate in America, and in spite of his relative lack of interest in politicking, the citizens were pleased to elect him as their representative in the House of Representatives for the inaugural session of Congress. He, sensing his duty to his community to represent them, accepted and promised he would offer them whatever "pitiable talents" he may bring to the realm of politics. They were also overlooking, perhaps, his angry demeanour which comes out most often when his authority is challenged by one whom he perceives as being below his station. Old habits of the ancien régime die hard. Avatar Portrait: Marquis Nicolas Fouquet, who has a glittering career but was a bit of a cad.
  6. Character Name: Georges Sainte Claire Home State: Pennsylvania Current Age: 38 Professional Background: Farming Hometown: Rural Positive Trait: Charitable Negative Trait (optional): Angry Le vicomte de Reillane The Hon. Georges Sainte Claire Revolutionary War Hero • Patron of the Arts & Culture • Friend to the People of Pennsylvania Born in Aix-en-Provence, France in May of 1751, Georges Sainte Claire was the Vicomte de Reillane and educated in the classics, particularly of Roman and Greek philosophy and history, until he fled pending persecution in 1980 with his wife, Maria Francesca di Savoia, and their eight children: Georges, Louis, François, Marie-France, Carla, Geneviève, Robert, and Mathilde. Sainte Claire originally made his way to Guadaloupe in the southern hemisphere, but the climate did not agree with such a noble family's blood, especially young Robert who is very sickly, and so they made their way north, eventually laying down roots in Pennsylvania in 1982. Already a supporter of the American Revolution, having led a regiment of French troops as a Lieutenant Colonel in various attacks against the English in the colonies during the Revolutionary War, Sainte Claire was pleased to have arrived in America and was granted expedited citizenship to the country. The Americans, too, were pleased to welcome a man with as noble a heritage and as glittering a resume as Lt. Col. the Vicomte Georges Sainte Claire. Given his agricultural heritage (his family owned several tenant farms across his viscomté for the better part of six centuries) and his tremendous fortune, Sainte Claire purchased a significant amount of land in Pennsylvania and began to establish several crops of vegetables, specifically alliums like garlic and onion, and some herds of sheep, cattle, pig, and birds. He has employed many of the men and boys from around the area and his male children even work on the farm themselves in spite of their nobility. This has garnered him significant affection from among the locals as well, who now depend on his fortune for their livelihood and Georges is not shy about sharing what he has for the good of his community. "Vice-Count" Sainte Claire, as he is affectionately called by the families around, is a patron of the arts in his area in addition to his enterprises. He regularly commissions art works, both for his own personal use and for the use of the community as a whole. Georges is known to say that "beauty is the antidote to almost any ailment of the soul and my community must have its medicine." He is most interested in the spiritual development of the community, indeed, having funded the construction of a Catholic Church and having donated some not insignificant land for the foundation of the parish. St. George's Church was erected this year and the family still funds and houses the local priest who came from France. Due to his charitable nature, his noble heritage, and his proficiency at managing a large estate in America, and in spite of his relative lack of interest in politicking, the citizens were pleased to elect him as their representative in the House of Representatives for the inaugural session of Congress. He, sensing his duty to his community to represent them, accepted and promised he would offer them whatever "pitiable talents" he may bring to the realm of politics. They were also overlooking, perhaps, his angry demeanour which comes out most often when his authority is challenged by one whom he perceives as being below his station. Old habits of the ancien régime die hard. Avatar Portrait: Marquis Nicolas Fouquet, who had a glittering career but was a bit of a cad. View full character
  7. Ryan

    New Game Requests

    I am still interested, overall, but I don't know if I have the time right now.
  8. Ryan

    New Game Requests

    I was thinking of using a mocked up version of Ancient Greece -- obviously, it would be too difficult to find the kinds of statistics I would need to be able to make it truly historically accurate, but I could create a set of statistics based on broad generalizations which would apply to each of the various countries. I hadn't really thought of the idea of using the era transposed onto a fictional world which might help alleviate some of the realism issues. I'll give it some thought and I'm open to any kind of suggestions anyone might have.
  9. Ryan

    New Game Requests

    I'm thinking on a Roman Republic simulation which would combine character-based RPG stat elements with political and military simulation. Still thinking on it, though. Another idea which might garner some interest and is probably more fleshed out would be a nationsim type of thing set in Ancient Greece. Players would choose a Greek city-state and submit actions as well as responses to "scripted" (by the admin) events. I would operate this game in a sort of turn-based way saying that each turn would last three days; actions must be submitted as well as responses to the private and public events of the turn. At the end of the turn, a list of results would be released (some privately and some publicly) and would effect future events and results.
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