Congressional Edition Volume 6081

Congressional Edition Volume 6081

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...to relieve the cash system. The warehousing system would afford that relief since the carrier would have a safe recourse to the public storehouses, and might, without advancing the duty, resliip withm some reasonable period to foreign ports. A further effect of the measure would be to supersede the system of drawbacks, thereby effectually protecting the Government against fraud, as the right of debenture would not attach to goods after their withdrawal from the public stores. In revising the existing tariff of duties, should you deem it proper to do so at your present session, I can only repeat the suggestions and recommendations which, upon several occasions, I have heretofore felt it to be my duty to offer to Congress. The great primary and controlling interest of the American people is union: union, not only in the mere forms of government--forms which may be broken--but union founded in an attachment of States and individuals for each other. This union in sentiment and feeling can only be preserved by the adoption of that course of policy wluch, neither giving exclusive benefits to some, nor imposing unnecessary burdens upon others, shall consult the interest of all, by pursuing a course of moderation, and thereby seeking to harmonize public opinion, and causing the people everywhere to feel and to know that the Government is careful of the interests of all alike. Nor is there any subject in regard to which moderation, connected with a wise discrimination is more necessary than in the imposition of duties on imports. Whether reference be had to revenue--the primary object in the imposition of taxes--or to the incidents which necessarily flow from their imposition, this is entirely true. Extravagant duties defeat their end and object, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923898
  • 9781236923899