Item #39724 REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTURES. In: THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM, AND COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, FOR JANUARY, 1792. BY A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN. Alexander Hamilton.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTURES. In: THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM, AND COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, FOR JANUARY, 1792. BY A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE SUBJECT OF MANUFACTURES. In: THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM, AND COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, FOR JANUARY, 1792. BY A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.

Philadelphia: Printed for the Proprietors, by William Young, 1792. 79, [1] pp. Disbound, else Very Good.

This, along with the American Museum's January 1792 issue, is one of the earliest printings of Hamilton's foundation report on manufactures, One of them is its earliest magazine printing.
Hamilton issued his report on December 5, 1791, which occupies pages 33-75 of our copy. On the title page's verso the editors explain, "A review of several new publications, and sundry miscellaneous articles, are unavoidably postponed till next month, to make room for the report on manufactures. As this subject will shortly engage the attention of congress, and as copies of the report are not to be had, we have been induced to present it to our readers entire."
"One of the great American state papers, the Magna Carta of industrial America" [Howes]. The Philadelphia edition, issued in folio by Childs & Swaine in 1791, was its first printing. Hamilton presciently envisioned the path by which the Nation, following the principles that he so persuasively advocates, would expand its manufactures and become a great power. "As the successive reports of the Secretary were studied, the scale of his ideas gradually became evident. He was not merely planning a fiscal system, but doing it in such a way as to strengthen the central government and develop the resources of the country, to stimulate trade and capitalistic enterprises, and to bring about a more symmetrical balance between agriculture and industry" [DAB].
Howes H123. Ford [Hamilton] 202. Item #39724

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