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[Nullification] Clark, S.B. [Samuel]
[Manuscript Document Signed] Ought New England to Give Up its Tariff
n.p., 1832. Very good, folded, few tears at edges and folds, not affecting text, minor soiling.. [6] pp. 8 x 10 inches. A forceful anti-tariff argument written shortly after passage of South Carolina's Ordinance of Nullification, embracing that law and accusing the protective tariff system of being unjust, unconstitutional, unequal in its operation, and immoral to boot. Signed though undated, by S.B. Clark.In his opening, Clark asserts that, "We are decidedly anti-tariff. We are ready to raise our voice, feeble as it is, in harmony with those of our ablest politicians, in condemnation of this protective system. We would it was in our power to give its death blow." From this point, Clark builds his case against the tariff, claiming that it, "...tends directly to benefit the northern or manufacturing states at the expense of southern or agricultural", by suggesting that in the exchange of foreign good, the agriculturalist loses 45% of his imported claims in customs. He gives the following example to better illustrate his point: "... a manufacturer has 100 yards of cloth worth $100. A planter a bale of cotton worth the same amount ($100). The planter for a market, exports his cotton to Liverpool and procures in exchange $100 yards of cloth. Thus far, he is on an equality with his northern friend. But mark the difference in the end. 45 yards are taken from the planter at his arrival in this country for duty, thus leaving only 55 yards in the hands of the importer. How now doe the value of the merchandise of the manufacturer compare with that of the agriculturalist. The former … [Click Below for Full Description]
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