A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860...: 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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Página 70 - Congress have repeatedly, and not without success, directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures. The object is of too much consequence not to insure a continuance of their efforts in every way which shall appear eligible.
Página 20 - 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.
Página 20 - Nor am I less persuaded that you will agree with me in opinion, that there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature.
Página 332 - To regulate its conduct, so as to promote equally the prosperity of these three cardinal interests, is one of the most difficult tasks of government; and it may be regretted that the complicated restrictions which now embarrass the intercourse of nations, could not by common consent be abolished, and commerce allowed to flow in those channels to which individual enterprise — always its surest guide — might direct it. But we must ever expect selfish legislation in other nations; and are therefore...
Página 172 - Although other subjects will press more immediately on your deliberations, a portion of them cannot but be well bestowed on the just and sound policy of securing to our manufactures the success they have attained, and are still attaining, in some degree, under the impulse of causes not permanent; and to our navigation, the fair extent, of which it is at present abridged by the unequal regulations of foreign governments.
Página 120 - 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...
Página 136 - That the secretary of the treasury be directed to prepare, and report to the senate, at their next session, a plan for the application of such means as are within the power of congress, to the purposes of opening roads and making canals; together with a statement of the undertakings of that nature, which, as objects of public improvement, may require and deserve the aid of government...
Página 38 - 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.
Página 157 - In conformity with the recommendation contained in the foregoing report, Congress passed, May 1, an amendment to the act providing for the taking of the third Census, making it the duty of the marshals, secretaries, and their assistants, to take also, under the directions and instructions of the Secretary of the Treasury, an account of the several manufacturing establishments and manufactures within their several districts, territories, and divisions, and to return the same to the Secretary of the...
Página 351 - ... take effect at the period when the necessity for the revenue arising from present rates shall cease. It is therefore desirable that arrangements be adopted at your present session to relieve the people from unnecessary taxation after the extinguishment of the public debt. In the exercise of that spirit of concession and conciliation which has distinguished the friends of our Union in all great emergencies, it is believed that this object may be effected without injury to any national interest.