He was for exempting American shipping from Panama Canal tolls and also supported woman suffrage.
In 1851 a compromise measure was substituted, increasing the state appropriation to $800,000 and exempting indigent parents from the " rate bill," which was finally abolished in 1867.
A similar enactment exempting the clergy, known as Cain Pairaic, was agreed to in 803.
In April 1687 he published a Declaration of Indulgence - exempting Catholics and Dissenters from penal statutes.
Godunov encouraged English merchants to trade with Russia by exempting them from tolls.