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Madam I Wish , To Call Attention To The ...
lishments Sewing in machines London have for tlie been last in four common years ; use whatever in all advantage large millinery therefore estab is - hours of work must alreadhave
to be expected from them in shortening the y been gained , and there can be no more to hope from the that quarter of .
the It hours is very of true work that without this invention diminishing gave emp the loyers amount of opportunity sewing accomp shortening lished _, but unfortunatelthey not inclined to avail themselves of the opportunity
at They work preferred for the usual dismissing y length were a part of time of , their as th assistants ey thus indeed economised and keep month ing the the wages remainder and ,
the improvement to food perform of the is dismissed made in kind the girls machine of . work Every , heretofore b year y which , it beyond is every enabled its to owers work , som but faster e new the ,
or assistants derive some no new benefit in shortened , hours from these p improvements , . The emplo 3 ' ers either take make more work or employ fewer hands , as the case
may I beg be , to and say in th either at I am case far from larger disagreeing profits . with the general tendency of the article in question , only on this particular point the writer was b deficient lad
in who inform will ation question . The her truth milliner of my on the assertion subject may , or examine be ascertained the stitching y any of her y own milliner-made dresses . this timit is
I have called attention to the factbecause at e important that ladies should really know all the circumstances , what relating to will the condition be likel
of dressmakers , that they may be able to judge measures y to M benefit y own them belief . is that nothing but a very stringent law will produce the
least inion effect but ; one but of thi experience s is a matter that of sewing opinion . machines It is however will afford not no a matter relief to of
result op assistants , know they havin bthe g been revelation almost s made universall tliis y summer tried for I years cannot , with conclude what
_an without article we expressing of which y the my general regret at purpose being forced is so excellent to' disagree , . with some parts of
I am , Madam , yours faithfully ,
J . B .
66 Open Council.
66 OPEN COUNCIL .
December Ladies I Have , Number Read Of ...
Ladies I have , read with the deepest interest a the correspondence of opened in and the
proposing December to number establish of your factories Journal for , making touching clothes emp b loyment y means of women the sewing , machine . the attention of
I had concluded that a cause so justly claiming women , would somewhat have disappointed found many in looking more able throug advocates h the succeeding than myself number ; and of I your was of had
Journalto find tliat the very useful suggestions your correspondent in class not all been of its , the varied more community general aspects ly , . is responded certainl Of the y rich to one . who that The question involves would probabl of the emp interests nobler y loyment devote of , to viewed cts every good of
ambition and work of s the the put time before whom they them necessity now , kill instead compels in dissi of so pation to many seek , were a allurements livelihood some . to This their obj aspect vanity e of ; poor
the which The question cruel they sufferin is from mostl gs day and to engaged privations day gaining have endured a been larger b so y share women generall of the in public those exposed callings attention in the in .
beh leading alfth journal at there are s , and is reason have y to so beli far eve , awakened that a good the public amount sympathies y of public in support their
and encouragement , would be given to any attempt on their part to open to
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), March 1, 1864, page 66, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01031864/page/66/