National Economy; A History Of The American Protective System. And Its Effects Upon The Several…

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byAndrew White Young

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Modifications of the Tariff. Action of Congress in 1809-1810. Secretary Gallatin's Report. Double duties imposed. For several years, no essential change was taade in the tariff of duties on imports. In 1797 was passed " An, act for raising a further sum of money, by additional duties on certain articles imported, and for other purposes." By this act, the duty on brown sugar was raised one-half of a cent a pound. On all bohea tea, 2 cents a pound; and on molasses, 1 cent a gallon, additional duty was laid; and on velvets, muslins, and other cottcn goods not printed or colored, an addition of 2£ per cent, ad valorem. In 1800, additional duties were laid: On brown sugar, of one-half of a cent a pound; sugar candy 2J cents a pound; molasses, 1 cent a gallon. On all goods paying a duty of 10 per cent, 2J per cent, additional. The existing duties on wines were abolished; and in lieu thereof, there was laid, on the best kinds of Madeira, 58 cents a gallon; and on other wines the duties were graduated down to 20 cents a gallon. To the rates of duties above specified, 10 per cent, was to be added in respect to such goods of these kinds as should be imported in foreign vessels. On account of the additional duties on brown sugar, some addition was made to the drawback allowed by law on sugar refined in the United States, and exported; also on spirits distilled from molasses, and exported. The object of these acts, it is presumed, was rather to increase the revenue, than for the encouragement of domestic industry. In 1804, an act was passed "for imposing more specific duties cn the importation of certain articles;" with more special reference to the encouragement of the manufacture of them. During the two preceding sessions, petitions had been present...

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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.1864 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. Modifications of the Tariff. Action of Congress in 1809-1810. Secretary Gallatin's Report. Double duties imposed. F...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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