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ck; and to guard against evasions even the coast trade was entirely prohibited. This bore heavily on the business of some of the New England sea-coast towns. No transportation was allowed, even on inland waters, without special permission from the President. While the act bore so heavily on honest traders, it pretty effectually stopped the illicit business of speculators, knaves, and traders, who enriched themselves at the expense of the community. This act, like all similar --ones, was called a terrapin policy ; and illustrative of it was a caricature representing a British vessel in the offing, some men embarking goods in a boat on the shore, and a stout man carrying a barrel of flour towards the boat, impeded by being seized by the seat of his pantaloons by an enormous terrapin, urged on by a man who cries out, D—n it, how he nicks 'em. The victim exclaims, Oh! This cursed Ograbme! —the letters of the last word, transposed, spell embargo. This act was repealed in April, 1814
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