840. Salem Mercury, 22 April 17881

It is with pleasure we have so frequent occasions to take notice of the progress of Arts and Manufactures in our country: The genius of the Americans for invention and execution, in these respects, together with their perseverance in agriculture, and enterprise in commerce, will doubtless, ere long, if not checked by the want of a wise federal government, raise them to a respectable station in the scale of empire.

1. Reprinted: Pennsylvania Packet, 23 May.