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United States Commercial Register; Containing Sketches of the Lives of Distinguished Merchants, Manufacturers, and Artisans, with an Advertising Direc

United States Commercial Register; Containing Sketches of the Lives of Distinguished Merchants, Manufacturers, and Artisans, with an Advertising Direc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...patience, perseverance, and industry, to its preparation, for he consulted not less than sixty different works, and made five hundred and ninety-six quotations. In Ireland, especially, the book received great praise, having been pronounced by the highest authorities as "the best vindication of Ireland that was ever written." Soon after the publication of his "Vindication of Ireland," he entered the lists in favor of " The Protective System of American Industry," and became for many years the untiring champion of that policy, in its broadest extent. He wrote a series of nine essays, which were published by a very reputable society, established in Philadelphia to aid in the encouragement of domestic industry. They were anxiously sought for by the friends of the system,and were generally copied into the newspapers north of the Potomac, Subsequently he brought forth numerous other writings, favoring the "Protective System," forming, in all, fifty-nine distinct publications, and embracing, in the whole, two thousand three hundred and twenty-two pages. Besides, he was always ready to put his hand in his pocket, and did so, to a very large extent, to aid in the advocacy of a system which he had embraced with such ardency. As was the ease when he came out so warmly for a re-charter of the former United States Batik, his efforts provoked many opponents, and won him also many warm friends, as was natural from the controverted nature of the subject which he so zealously advocated. Many public demonstrations of gratitude followed his labors, and there were, also, indications of public opinion, denunciatory of his toils and his views in no stinted terms. In Professor Longfellow's recent work, Hyperion, are to be...