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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14



Foreign States 26,639,383
British Possessions 7,380,304

It thus becomes clear that the Free Trade sermons so constantly preached to foreign nations and to her colonies by Great Britain, are all spoiled by the practice not agreeing with the precept. It is the old case of "Don't do as I do but do as I tell you," and every people under the sun (as is seen by the epitome) must realize our hypocrisy in posing as a Free Trade Nation while taxing their products.

As some gauge of the extent of Colonial retaliation for British Import duties we ask attention to the statement on foregoing page. Though not based on any comparable ground (the statistics for such comparison not being available), it will enable our readers to form some estimate of the mischief done to the Mother Country's Trade by "our kin beyond the seas," between whom and ourselves there should at least be no tariff hostilities.