PORTSMOUTH JOURNAL EXTRA. An Address to Congress on the Protection of American Labor.

Portsmouth, NH: February, 1850. Broadsheet. 60 cm. x 37.5 cm. printed in three columns on each side. Slight marginal soiling and fraying, closed tear along fold line. A comprehensive examination of the advantages of English mill owners over American owners due to the easy and cheap availability of capital compared to the United States. The repeal of the 1842 tariff and the substitution of the 1846 tariff has prostrated the finer manufactories, and precludes further development. The writer acknowledges that he has large interests at stake, but claims to be representative of all fabric manufacturers. Includes several figures for the Lowell and Lawrence mills. Signed in type at the end: Portsmouth, N.H., Nov. 29, 1849, which is quite nearby the Massachusetts mills. Item #64337

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