Memoir on the Expediency and Practicability, of Improving Or Creating Home Markets for the Sale of Agricultural Productions and Raw Materials

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J. R. A. Skerrett, 1827 - 48 páginas
 

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Página 48 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Página 42 - States retained the power of making regulations of trade, they had the power to cherish such institutions. By adopting the present Constitution, they have thrown the exercise of this power into other hands ; they must have done this with an expectation that those interests would not be neglected here.
Página 42 - While these states retained the power of making regulations of trade, they had the power to cherish such institutions. By adopting the present, constitution, they have thrown the exercise of this power into other hands ; they must have done this with an expectation...
Página 39 - Britain at this day, can furnish more profound thinkers on philosophical subjects, more acute and accurate experimenters^ more real philosophers, thrice told, than all Europe could furnish a century ago. I wish that were the case here; but it is not so.
Página 39 - ... surplus capital, however raised and accumulated. The safest, because it requires no navies exclusively for its protection — the least dangerous, because it furnishes no excitement to the prevailing madness of commercial wars — the least expensive, for the same reason that it is the safest and the least dangerous — the least immoral, because it furnishes no temptation to the breach or evasion of the laws, to the multiplication of oaths and perjuries, and to the consequent prostration of...
Página 39 - ... employed in it, by all the ties of habit and of interest, to their own country ; while foreign trade tends to denationalize the affections of those whose property is dispersed in foreign countries, whose interests are connected with foreign interests, whose capital is but partially invested at the place of their domicil, and who can remove with comparative facility from one country to another. The wise man observed of old, that 'where the treasure is, there will the heart be also ;' and time...
Página 38 - By means of debts incurred for foreign manufactures, we are almost again become colonists — we are too much under the influence, indirectly, of British merchants and British agents. We are not an independent people.— Manufactures among us would tend to correct this, and give a stronger tone of nationality at home.
Página 32 - The Committee on Agriculture, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives, instructing them to inquire if an increase of the duty now established by law, on any article of foreign growth or manufacture, will be for the interest of the agriculturist, and if there be any such article, to name the...
Página 47 - If we consult the history of the ancient world, we shall see that they have thought proper, for a long time past, to give great encouragement to the establishment of manufactures, by laying such partial duties on the importation of foreign goods as to give the home manufactures a considerable advantage in the price when brought to market. It is also well known to...
Página 38 - Our agriculturists want a home market. Manufactures would supply it. Agriculture, at great distances from sea-ports, languishes for want of this. Great Britain exhibits an instance of unexampled power and wealth by means of an agriculture, greatly dependent on a system of manufactures — and her agriculture, thus situated, is the best in the world, though still capable of great improvement.

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