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Establishing a Revenue System
Letter of Rep. Baldwin of Georgia to Governor Telfair
Rep. Abraham Baldwin of Georgia to Governor Edward Telfair, June 17, 1789
(Courtesy of the Duke University Library)

Southerners in general opposed using imposts to protect American manufactures. In this letter Baldwin is critical of the Senate's changes in the Impost Bill, saying: "These protections and commercial regulations will surely lead us a wild dance."

Full text transcript of the letter.

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