This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Letter to George Brown, Esq., of Torouto, by Wharton Barker of Philadelphia. This tract enters on a discussion of the commercial relations between Canada, and the United States. It shows that the influence of the protective tariff on the general prosperity of the United States has been so marked, that no political party will materially disturb that policy for many long years to come; that the people of the United States would be perfectly willing to have free trade with Canada, provided European goods were not introduced under such laws over the Canadian borders; and that finally the only course for Canadian prosperity is to adopt the United States tariff as its own, - the United States being in such case no doubt willing to modify its tariff somewhat to meet Canadian interests. The Canadian seaboard would then be the only custom-house line, and the United States and Canada boundaries would be free.
While this suggestion would undoubtedly make Canadian prosperity advance with a bound, Canadians would probably rather remain in their present far-lag-away condition, than offend the mother country by having a tariff against it instead of the United States. Still Mr. Barker's pamphlet will no doubt be welcome to reflective minds.