A History of American Manufactures, from 1608 to 1860: Exhibiting ... Comprising Annals of the Industry of the United States in Machinery, Manufactures and Useful Arts, with a Notice of the Important Inventions, Tariffs, and the Results of Each Decennial Census, Volume 2
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A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860
Edwin Troxell Freedley,Edward Young,John Leander Bishop
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Page 17 - 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.
Page 21 - To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined ; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite : and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactures as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military supplies.
Page 187 - Documents tending to prove the Superior Advantages of Railways and Steam Carriages over Canal Navigation." The use of a steam carriage to transport one hundred tons of produce from Lake Erie to Albany, a distance of one hundred miles, at a cost of fifty cents per ton (the expense by canal being estimated at $3 per ton), was described in the pamphlet seventeen years before Mr.
Page 218 - Under circumstances giving a powerful impulse to manufacturing industry, it has made among us a progress, and exhibited an efficiency, which justify the belief, that with a protection not more than is due to the enterprising Citizens whose interests are now at stake, it will become, at an early day, not only safe against occasional competitions from abroad, but a source of domestic wealth, and even of external commerce.
Page 37 - Ships are nowhere built in greater perfection, and cabinet wares generally, are made little, if at all, inferior to those of Europe. Their extent is such as to have admitted of considerable exportation. An exemption from duty, of the several kinds of wood ordinarily used in these manufactures, seems to be all that is requisite, by way of encouragement.
Page 123 - That an embargo be, and hereby is laid on all ships and vessels in the ports and places within the limits or jurisdiction of the United States, cleared or not cleared, bound to any foreign port or place...
Page 80 - Ohio, where the song of the boatman may enliven the stillness of his resting place, and the music of the steam engine soothe his spirit.
Page 291 - The Promotion and Encouragement of Manufactures, and the Mechanic and Useful Arts, by the establishment of Popular Lectures on the Sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a Cabinet of Models and Minerals, and a Library ; by offering Premiums on all subjects deemed worthy of encouragement ; by Examining all new Inventions, submitted to them, and by such other means as they may judge expedient.
Page 39 - In addition to this, it may be announced, that a society is forming, with a capital which is expected to be extended to at least half a million of dollars; on behalf of which,, measures are already in train for prosecuting, on a large scale, the making and printing of cotton goods.