Excerpt from Jubilee of the London Society of Compositors: A Brief Record of Events Prior to and Since Its Re-Establishment in 1848
The sixth paragraph states that the reference made to the increased labour on newspapers, in consequence of the introduction of small letter, is unjust, is absurd, and we cannot understand how they could allow so unfounded a complaint to escape them. The proprietors have always paid, and paid smartly too, for this intro duction. The compositors have limited hours of em ployment, limited quantities of work, and they compose only one number of letters, whether small or large, agreeablv to the universal rule of the business. The eighth recommended that the false assertions, ground less complaints, and extravagant pretensions of the compositors should be met by a firm and determined resistance, and for fear that they (the compositors) should be intoxicated bv success to demand double12 London Society of Compositors.
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