Origin of head money
Examples from the Web for head money
Sir James, however, was soon after deprived of the governorship of Labuan, and the head-money was abolished.
The cut-worm is here correctly defined as the enemy, while the excise claimed by the birds is head-money for his extirpation.
And if half the head-money and the crew's pay were laid down in advance?Wide Courses|James Brendan Connolly
Made the claret merino myself, and enjoyed it, as I do anything bought with my "head-money."Louisa May Alcott|Louisa May Alcott
The chief duties of these native officials consist in seeing that the proper amount of tribute or head-money is duly collected.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume II|Karl Ritter von Scherzer