The Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, Commercial, and Miscellaneous History of Leeds Volume 2

The Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, Commercial, and Miscellaneous History of Leeds Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... for their observance, for the better carrying into effect the provisions of this act. These regulations are printed on a single sheet of paper, for the purpose of being hung up in some conspicuous part of the mill, and are intended to give all necessary information both to masters and operatives, that the sections of the act may not be infringed upon, which seems in some cases to have been done, from an additional regulation which has been required from the Inspector, wherein he says--" Complaints have been made that on the changes of children and young persons which occur in mills, many are employed without certificates, to the serious incon. venience and prejudice of those who in this respect strictly observe the existing law." It appears that the servants of mill-owners will be hold responsible, they are by the 29th sec. of the act) for all offences committed against the act without the' knowledge and consent of their employers; and the Inspector seems anxious to questionably advantageous. It has sustained permanent attention to the welfare of the work people. it has promoted those investi show to such persons, how necessary it is that no evasion of the act should be permitted. Six months having now elapsed since this act came into effective operation, we have deemed it our duty to make a little inquiry into the manner in which it works, and as to what effect it is likely to have on the physical and moral condition of our manufacturing population. Leeds is remarkable, amongst other branches of manufacture, for its operations in flax, which are carried on to a considerable extent. It appears from a return made to the factory commissioners, that the number of persons employed in the different manufactories of the town...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813731
  • 9781236813732