(Niles) Niles, H[ezekiah].
The Agriculture of the U. States.[Wheeling (VA): Curtis, Printer, 1827]. 16p. Disbound. Caption title as issued. First leaf has a corner fox blotch and a small tear at blank lower corner, else scattered mild foxing. A scarce and interesting plea for federal protection from ruinous foreign competition in the production and sale of agricultural products. Absent tariffs, "the greatest and most important branch of business, the agricultural, will fail to produce a reasonable profit to land owners and those who till the soil; and a comparative state of want, (in the present condition of society,) become the portion of this chosen and peculiarly valuable people-- the free cultivators of their own lands-- the best depository of the morals, the rights and the liberty of their country-- the class which must mainly defend our institutions at arms." This call for federal intervention to protect the idealized Jeffersonian yeoman was at odds with the free-trade position of much of the South, which opposed the protectionist lobbies of northern manufacturers. In good condition.