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Letter XXXV: Thursday, February 14, 1850

InowcometotheCheapandSlopShoeTrade.Itwillbeseenthatthe lownessofpricesismaintainedbythesameiniquitousmeansasinthe tailors'trade.Everymeannessandpettycheatispractisedupontheworking mantoreducehiswages,andtoincreasethegainsoftheslopcapitalistfor whomhelabours.NotatradehaveIinvestigatedwherethecheapprices havebeenmaintainedbytheordinaryoperationofthelawsofcommerce.