Mr. Deane tapped his snuff-box again and screwed up his mouth; he felt in the position of many estimable persons when they had read the New Tariff, and found how many commodities were imported of which they knew nothing; like a cautious man of business, he was not going to speak rashly of a raw material in which he had had no experience.
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Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for punitive tariffs on Chinese goods.
I reckon it was the slaves and tariffs and things.