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Answer        : Entered profits american genius longing american citizens. ...rvs care and culture into the waiting lap of Kngland The motive of this demand is the most singular in history.
The Treaty was made to secure and increase trade.
To have trade we must have mer chants, and the real merchant in a seaport owns his ships and his factor ies.
When Venice was waxing fat on the trade of the Orient, her merchants wr. ilhwuMoiv t H. nuMr in riw.
When Shyhck demanded the due and forfeit of his bond.
Anto nio begged for time till his argosy was in the o fling.
When this great commerce passed around the peninsular and halted at Genoa, the ship owning merchants rose again in in its wake and there was stimulated the enterprise and trained the sea faring ski 11 which made Columbus dream of laud below the ocean horizon and resulted in the the discoveiy of the new world.
Again the Oriental world took flight and rested with tin Dutch, and their great luggers, almost goldlined, floated on every sea, and the Dutch fleets swept the ocean with a broom at the masthead of Van Tro nips flag ship.
In each instance, the merchant owned his ships.
So, in the commer cial development of our Atlantic cities, the merchant was distinct from the shopkeeper ; he was a shipowner, and his fleets lined the India wharf at Boston, and floated on New York Bay, where Jacob Barker and his associate merchants brought the pro ducts of the world for exchange.
Here we are learning to call a shop keeper a merchant, and a merchant a monopolist.
Hence a. discussion of this treaty has been made to lean en tirely upon the supposed interests of Mr.
Claus Spreckels in the commerce of the Islands which has been fostered by reciprocity ; but what is Mr.
Spreckels but a jrreat merchant, sinj gular, perhaps, because he dwarfs his surroundings.
This greatest seaport in the world, is faced by the islands of the sea, and lius the Asian coast for a neighboi.
Under proper commer cial regulations, iustead of one such merchant we would have scores.
His genius saw the opportunity offered by those limited islands and he has im proved it.
If our trade withthe coast of Asia were as untrammeled, itis no idle fancy to predict that we would domesticate here the manufacture of cotton fabric to supply China and the Kast, and shipowning merchants would fill our port with their own lleets.
Instead of asking of Congress a commercial policy which will greaten our port and give us many merchants, we are clamoring for abrogation of the treaty because it has produced just the results for which we entered into it, and has accomplished what it what it was intended to accomplish.
Had it entered this commerce in an Kastern port, and poured its sweet stream into the sugar refineries of New York we would not hear the Congressmen of that State asked to donate to Kngland the profits made possible by American genius and be longing to American citizens.
Letter from Luther Little Son. to his Hans was Luthers rirstburn, and to him the fond father wrote i letter fro: the Castle of Coburg, which has always been admired for its loving simplicity and beauty, just such as was suited to a child live years of age.
The beautiful garden he describes is heaven : 4i Grace and peace in Christ My dear little son I am glad to hear that thou leariiest well and prayeat diligently.
Do this my son, and continue it ; when I return home I will bring thee a fine fairing. I know a beauti ful cheerful garden in which many child ren walk about.
They have golden coats on, and gather beautiful apples tmder the trees, and pears, and cherries, and plums.
They sing, and jump about, and are mer ry.
They have also fiue little horses with golden bridles and silver saddles.
And I asked the man, Whose children are they ? lie replied, 4 These nre the child ren who like to pray and Iearu and aro pious.
Then I said, My good man, I bavo a son; his name is Hans Luther; may he not also come to this garden to eat such nice apples and pears, and ride such fine little horses, and play with these chil dren T And the man said, If he likes to pray and learn, and is pious, he shall come to this garden withLippus and Just; j and when they all come together, they j shall have pipes anJ cymbals, lutes, and other musical instruments; and dance and j i shoot with little crossbows And he! showed me a fine meadow in the garden j prepared for darciug; there being nothing j but golden pipes, cymbals, and beautiful j ; silver crossbows. lut it was yet early and J the children had no; dined.
Therefore I could not wait for the dancing, and said to ike man, My good master, I will go ouicklv and write all this to mv dear little j son Hans, that he may pray diligently, j barn well, and pim. that h also my be admitted into this garden; hut In hath an Aunt Lena whom he must bring with him The man answered, So be it; g and write this to him Therefore, my dear little son Han. learn and pray with all confidence; and tell this to Lippns and Just, that they also may learn ami pra; and ye will all meet in this beautiful gar den.
Herewith I commend thee to Al mighty God.
Give greetings to Aunt Le na, and also a kiss From me.
Thy loving father, MrTIN LUTHKR.

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