Congressional Serial Set Volume 5325

Congressional Serial Set Volume 5325

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...the employer could employ him by providing for his instruction until the reading and writing requirements were met. It is significant of the times that the oppressive labor of the child below 12 years of age passed unheeded. Assessors were to visit the factories and report violations and send to the county commis: sioner a list of the cotton and woolen factories in his district with the number of spindles and looms. Mr. Barnard" notes that had the bill become law Pennsylvania would have anticipated English factory inspection by 5 years. The speech of Mr. Richards, who introduced the resolution, justified the special legislation for cotton and woolen mills to the exclusion of other industries by declaring them to be the only industries supported by and based upon the labor of children. He mentioned the long hours and answered the argument that Senate Journal, 1821-22, Vol. I, pp. 494, 495. The number of children in the Philadelphia district were as follows: The decline in the number of girls was much greater than that of boys, showing that the cotton industry claimed more girls than boys then as now. - House Journal, 1823-24, Vol. I, pp. 602, 646, 825; Barnard, op. cit, pp. 1-2. Op. cit, pp. 2, 4. the poverty of the parents did not admit of such a law by showing that the law already provided for the instruction of poor children." From his own observations on the state of the English industry and those of Baker (another supporter of the bill)6 it is clear that English factory conditions, rather than American abuses, were accountable for the bill. It passed the house and was rejected in the senate. Evidently underlying these early legislative efforts was the principle that the employer who reaped the benefit of the child's labor more

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  • English
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