The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 20, July 1916 - April, 1917 Page: 340
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ceding period, though for this period the United States received
more than half, $486,327.16, out of a total of $829,215.04.87
On January 27, 1842, a tariff act was passed, one provision
of which was that there should be a five per cent additional duty
when goods were brought in vessels of countries with which Texas
had no treaty.88 The object of this was to hasten the conclusion
of a commercial treaty with the United States; but the figures
just given indicate that this discriminatory duty had little if
any effect. I have given above the total of importation and the
value of the importation from the United States for the period
of 15 months from August 1, 1844, to October 31, 1845. The'
customs for that same period amounted to $310,473.01, of which
the augmentation on account of the additional five per cent duty
was $34,476.45.83 This predominance of American products was
due to the fact that the importations consisted of articles pro-
duced in the United States in such quantities that they could
compete with other countries in spite of the discriminatory duty.0
87These figures are from Gouge, A Fiscal History of Texas, 277. No rec-
ords remain for earlier dates.
"8Gammel, op. cit., II, 784.
"Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, in First Legislature, Senate
Journal, ap. 70.
SI shall give elsewhere a detailed list, as far as possible, of imports and
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