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The Einnncipatur Iiuh furiher nrticlcs in conirinution of its ncw doctrine, that the truc pöition on vyhich the North, irrespective of party, iiht to niiiio, is A 'l'arff Jjt Prolection, or N Tut ff. Tliis proposal goos against uil roluction of duiiee on proiectud anieles, and for 'the Tarifl" as it is." Bui suppose the 'J'nrill ring in too much rovenue, what then? AN'hy reduce the nniount by ndding to the list of nrticles 'ree of duly. First obulish the duty on uil iirtiolcs laxcd nicrcly for revenuc: then on tho most stalde protccicd inicies. In tliis way the writer tlimk it is cn'.irely possible to ditninish the revenue wiihont encroachmont on the principie of prolection. ín referencc to the fcosilulity of direct taxation ns nn adequate incans of supporiing the Government, lic has t'ull cixifidcncc ID it. I'. is practised every day in every State in the Union. - Wc havcseen the ainoiint raisednnnually in the United States, for State and local purposes, estiniatcd al .'J'áO, 000,0.)'), or ahout the atnount rai.scd ly the Tariif fur National purposes. So that aboiit onc half the Taxcs of the peoplc are iiow i.iid by direct taxation; and p:iid, too, so punctually os to answer all practical purposes, and for the most part they are assessed vvilh equi ty. and pnid without disticss. The Emancipator proposes that the taxes ticces-sary for national pur)uscs uhould bc collcctcd througlï the Stato ma'.hincry.