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Published letters concerning the Embargo of 1808
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The two letters, dated March 1808, decry the consequences of an embargo against Britain and France, put into effect in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson. Imported goods from Europe would no longer be available to Americans with the result that domestic production began to increase. One letter is written by Washington, D.C., resident William Ely and the other by Bostonian Stephen Higginson, Jun. Extracts of the two letters were published by Thomas M. Pomroy, a printer in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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