Official Report of the Debates, House of Commons Volume 1

Official Report of the Debates, House of Commons Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...taxes on such goods would not increase the prices of the goods so affected? We had proof positive that this would not be the case. We had had, and we had still, an industry in this country that was for many years largely protected. He referred to the manufacture of coal oil. He, would like to know whether, after thisintcrest had got protection, and suflicicnt protection to exclude American oil from this market-. these manufacturers had not increased the price of their oil? This was the case, and they increased the price of the oil as soon as ever they secured the protection to a very large extent; and as soon as that protection was taken off from coal oil the rice of it immediately came down. e had an extract, which he had taken from a public document that was issued in Washington, with reference to the prices of goods in 1800 and 1870. He Prould give the figures, which were as ollows: -" In 1860, 100 bushels of western corn would buy 23 barrels of corn meal, and in 1870 it would purchase only 22 barrels. In 1860. 100 barrels of hides would buy something over thirteen pairs of men's boots, and in 1870, onl six and a half pairs; in 1860, 1001b. of entucky tobacco would buy 50lb. of manufactured tobacco, and in 1870, only 2211). In 1860, 1001b. of Saxony wool would buy 371, yards of cloth, and in ISTO only 24 yards. In I860, 10011: . of merino fleece would buy 145 pairs of blankets, iu 1870, 8% pairs. In 1560, 1001b. of common wool would buy 41, '; yards of carpet, and in 1870 only 35%." He thought that these figures were quite suflicient to convince any one that, if the manufacturers of any country could secure protection, they would increase the prices of their goods. It was nothing but natural that, this should be...show more

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  • Paperback | 926 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,619g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684811X
  • 9781236848116