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CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE,
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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848,
In the Clerk’s Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New-York.
PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.
THIS little volume is presented to your serious consideration. There is not one of you whom it does not materially COncern. -
The importance of the subjects discussed, the mischievous effects of the Sophisms exposed, and the terse brevity and ability with which the whole is written, inspire the subscriber with the hope that in a country where every man may be called upon to deliberate and decide upon public affairs, it may convince every unprejudiced citizen, that it is not nature, but ignorance and bad government which limit the productive powers of industry, and that in fulfilling the duty of a legislator, public and not private interests should form the exclusive object of his legislation; that “he is not to frame systems and devise schemes for increasing the wealth and en- .
joyments of particular classes, but to apply himself to discover