At a meeting of the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Manufactures and the Mechanic Arts, held in Philadelphia, on the 14th day of May, 1827... [caption title and opening lines]

[Philadelphia: np, 1827]. 8vo. 12pp. Sewn, uncut. Datelined in type on page 12 Philadelphia, May 19, 1827. Tanning, brief ink and pencil annotations on first page; very good. On the depressed state of wool prices and the troubled affairs of woolen manufacturers in America in the late 1820s. Mathew Carey’s printed this pamphlet and sat on the committee with twenty-six other prominent Pennsylvanians. This group formed the active body of the “Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Manufacturers and the Mechanic Arts,” as they styled themselves. The men hoped to effect political change in Harrisburg, the state capital, and met in Philadelphia on May 14, 1827 to put forth their resolves. Carey was later publicly disappointed with the outcome of these efforts. American Imprints 30197. Item #61087

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