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These 2 letters, dated March 1808, are against the effects of an embargo against Britain and France, put into effect in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson. Americans would no longer be able to get goods from Europe, which meant that the making of American goods began to rise. William Ely of Washington, D.C., wrote one letter and Stephen Higginson, Junior, of Boston, wrote the other. Thomas M. Pomroy, a printer in Northampton, Massachusetts, printed pieces of the 2 letters.

 

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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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