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Why wouldn't debtors simply destroy their tally sticks?

The tally stick is a document of a transaction just like any other. It doesn't 'do' anything any more than a land deed 'does' something or a modern credit card statement 'does' anything. It all ...
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Why wouldn't debtors simply destroy their tally sticks?

@fred2's answer is a good one and I've upvoted it, but it's also worth remembering the societies in which these people lived and made their transactions. They were small, local societies where ...
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Why wouldn't debtors simply destroy their tally sticks?

The modern equivalent of a tally stick would be the two copies of a contract kept by each side in the transaction: the point of having a copy is having the evidence that the transaction did happen and ...
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