WHAT IS A REVENUE STANDARD? AND A REVIEW OF SECRETARY WALKER'S REPORT ON THE TARIFF.

Boston: Eastburn, 1846. 23pp, stitched, lightly soiled. Very Good. Treasury Secretary Robert Walker, a free-trader, had proposed an actual reduction in tariffs, a most unusual occasion. The Tariff of 1846 or, as it was also known, the Walker Tariff, provoked this protest from Appleton, a New England textile manufacturer who founded the Massachusetts industrial city of Lowell and "built up the manufacturing centers of Manchester, N.H., and Lawrence, Mass." DAB. Appleton was one of the most literate and authoritative spokesmen for the protective tariff, and skillfully defends it here. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 1823. Item #7141

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