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The Memorial

William S. Belko

in The Triumph of the Antebellum Free Trade Movement

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041742
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043937 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041742.003.0004
The Memorial

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Discusses the drafting of the Memorial to Congress by the committee appointed by the delegates in Philadelphia. The Memorial to Congress, accompanied by the Exposition compiled by Henry Lee and a Supplement composed by Thomas Roderick Dew and William Harper, outlined the dangers of the protective system and the economic, social, and political advantages of a general policy of free trade.

Keywords: Memorial to Congress; Exposition; Protective tariff; Free trade; Nullification; Philadelphia Convention; American system; Albert Gallatin; Thomas Roderick Dew; Henry Lee

Chapter.  34175 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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