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America will soon manufacture better products than found in England...



Item # 656182

April 12, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787  The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says much, as Americans took great pride in "besting" the products from England, and would begin a trend of importing from Europe all manufactured goods, to the exportation of the same to Europe over the next 100 years.
Another page reports on progress--or lack thereof--in creating a workable commercial treaty between the United States and England.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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