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Tariff:

THE IMPORT DUTIES CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO THE HAPPINESS OF THE PEOPLE AND PROSPERITY OF THE UNION. BY A FRIEND OF THE ADMINISTRATION.

Philadelphia: January 14, 183 10pp, bound in modern wrappers. Title page and last blank foxed, else Very Good. President Jackson's plan to reduce the Tariff of 1828, in response to the threats of Nullification by South Carolina and other Southern States, receives a thumbs down from the author, who says he is "a friend of the administration." The reductions "will absolutely interfere with our means of getting daily bread," i.e., "to live as rational beings and industrious people ought to." The author favors a protective tariff which, he argues, creates an American market for American goods, with "the people" benefiting from "a full and free demand for their labor...The source of this demand will be found in their making for themselves, and each other, the articles necessary for their wants and comfort, and their making these articles has made them plentier, and consequently reduced the price." Moreover, revenues from tariffs create more funds for federal financing of internal improvements, a result greatly desired by the author but which President Jackson deemed unconstitutional. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 34394. AI 13059 [3]. Not in Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 17722

Price: $175.00

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