Lincoln on International Trade

“The United States, I think ought… to be (liberal) to international trade and commerce.”

Message to Congress, December 8, 1863

“It appears to me that the national debt renders a modification of the existing tariff indispensable; I shall be pleased to see it adjusted with due reference to the protection of our home industries. The particulars, it seems to me, must and should be left to the untrammeled discretion of Congress.”

Memorandum, July 1, 1848


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