Congressional Edition Volume 6087

Congressional Edition Volume 6087

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... allusions made to the thriving and flourishing condition of the country, winch gentlemen seem desirous should be attributed to the tariff of 1842. My colleague Mr. Berrien does not go quite so far as to say that it has been produced by that act, but he urges it as a reason why the tariff should not be modified. Can no better reason be assigned for the reviving condition of the country than the imposition of heavy taxes? Can no better reason be given for the improved state of commerce than having increased its fetters? Sir, the Whigs must be pressed when they seek to give the credit of these improvements to the tariff law. If the United States Bank had been chartered, the present advancement toward prosperity would have been attributed to the great regulator; if the proceeds of the public lands had gone on among the States, it would have been ascribed to that; but since the tariff act of 1842 is the only Whig measure of general import that stands on the statute book, why, forsooth, we must know that increased taxation has put everything in motion; at any rate, the tariff must not be modified, inasmuch as these things have happened since its passage. Would not all these prosperous times of which gentlemen speak be quite as justly attributed to President Tyler? Ought the7 not to say, we must have no change of Presidency! Things are getting on extremely well; credit is restored, commerce revived, the Treasury replenished under his administration, and we had best pause, disturb nothing, try him a little longer, particularly at this critical moment in the condition of our foreign relations! Is not the argument as strong, and much more reasonable, that the condition of the country has been improved by the President than by taxation ( Away with such...show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665238X
  • 9781236652386