Our Early Shipping Policy and the Cause of Its Success

1897 - 58 Seiten
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Seite 12 - American, with intent to evade the provisions relating to the transportation of merchandise from one port of the United States to another port of the United States in a vessel belonging wholly or in part to a subject of any foreign power...
Seite 2 - It shows on their part a spirit of justice and friendly accommodation, which it is our duty and our interest to cultivate with all nations. Whether this would produce a due equality in the navigation between the two countries, is a subject for your consideration.
Seite 2 - Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed. If in the course of your observations or inquiries they should appear to need any aid within the limits of our constitutional powers, your sense of their importance is a sufficient assurance they will occupy your attention.
Seite 11 - It seemed to operate like magic in favor of the shipowners in the United States. The diminution of the foreign tonnage employed in our trade was, with very few exceptions, rapid, regular, and permanent.
Seite 10 - Maine has said that our navigation goes abroad unprotected to struggle against the world; and he has expatiated at length upon this part of the subject. I trust I shall be able to prove, without fatiguing the committee, that no interest belonging to this or any other country ever received a more continued or a more efficient protection than the navigation of the United States. I heartily approve this policy. I would not, if I could, withdraw from it an atom of the protection which it now enjoys.
Seite 50 - We favor restoring the early American policy of discriminating duties for the upbuilding of our merchant marine and the protection of our shipping in the foreign carrying trade, so that American ships — the product of American labor, employed in American shipyards, sailing under the Stars and Stripes, and manned, officered and owned by Americans — may regain the carrying of our foreign commerce.
Seite 11 - DR. SEYBERT, in his Statistical Annals, bears the same testimony. He states that our ' discriminations operated powerfully in favor of our shipping ; vessels not of the United States, of 200 tons burthen, on entering our ports, paid...
Seite 16 - Treasury, reported, however, in 1802 that: "there is every reason to believe that the total difference between the actual tonnage of every description and the tonnage returned in the statement as such was not less than 200,000 tons on the last day of the year 1800 — that is to say, instead of the 972,000 tons exhibited in the statement, the United States did not possess over 770,000 tons.
Seite 14 - Congress assembled, that from and after the 30th of September next, the Ports of The United States shall be and remain closed against every Vessel owned...

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