[Detroit? 1865]. 8pp, folded, caption title [as issued], double columns, foxed. Good.
Writing from Detroit, Stebbins says the protectionist system is responsible for the remarkable growth of American railways, manufactures, and high wages. He dismisses England's demand for free trade as hypocrisy: "Absolute free trade, the removal of all customs duties, would pauperize the richest nation in half a generation." He argues that "duties should be so fixed as to protect home industry," and reminds his readers that England has had a "persistent resolve to crush our manufactures." FIRST EDITION. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Graff. 565 NUC 0881366 . Sabin 91009. Item #12630