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We have received several inquiries for information on the subject

of the American Commission on the Depression of Trade, to which we referred last week in our article on "Tory Contingencies." The report of the Commission is not yet pub- lished; buitthe points of interest for this country are (1) that, after an exhaustive inquiry, the Commission arrived at the -conclusion that the working-classes of this country are better off than the working.olasses of other countries ; (2) that this fact is mainly due to the influence of Free-trade ; (3) that it would be wise on the part of the United States to initiate, how- ever gradually, a policy of Free-trade.