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ADVERTISEMENT TO THE SECOND EDITION. - Condy Raguet, The Principles of Free Trade 
The Principles of Free Trade illustrated in a series of short and familiar Essays originally published in the Banner of the Constitution, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia, 1840).
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The first edition of this work, published in 1835, having been exhausted, and the question of a protective tariff having been within the last eight months revived, with every appearance of an excitement of no ordinary extent, the present moment has been embraced by the Author as the best adapted in his opinion, for the favourable reception of a second edition. In the text of the book, no alterations except a few verbal ones have been made, inasmuch as upon a careful perusal, no errors of principle or of fact have been discovered, and the essays therefore appear, as originally written.
To this edition are added in the form of an appendix, the minutes of the original meeting, which called the Free Trade Convention, held in Philadelphia in the year 1831, together with the names of the two hundred respectable gentlemen from seventeen States of the Union, who composed that Convention. To these documents is added a Table of Imports and Exports of the United States, from 1789 to 1839, from which it will appear how greatly the foreign commerce of the country has been influenced by legislation, thus exhibiting a practical illustration of the truth of the principles inculcated in this volume.
It will be perceived by the title-page, that this edition is printed for the Author. The principles of free trade, although much more extensively acknowledged at the North, than they were ten years ago, are not sufficiently popular to induce booksellers to embark in a work of this character; and no middle course existed, between his undertaking it himself, and permitting the book to remain out of print.