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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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Published letters concerning the Embargo of 1808

printer   Thomas M. Pomroy
author   Stephen Higginson I (1770-1834)
author   William Ely (1743-1825)
date   Apr 2, 1808
location   Northampton, Massachusetts
height   10.5"
width   8.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Broadside
accession #   #L00.021


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