1834 03 William Austin [HU]
 
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY
BAKER BUSINESS SCHOOL
LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY RECORDS
LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS

WRIITEN BY WILLIAM AUSTIN
AGENT, LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
TO HENRY HALL
TREASURER, LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY

EXCERPT REGARDING
STRIKE FEBRUARY 1834

William Austin wrote in a letter to Henry Hall, the company treasurer in Boston:
". . . notwithstanding the friendly and disinterested advice which has been on all proper occassions communicated to the girls of the Lawrence mills a spirit of evil omen. . . has prevailed, and overcome the judgment and discretion of too many, and this morning a general turn-out from most of the rooms has been the consequence."1

William Austin wrote the next day:
"This afternoon we have paid off several of these Amazons & presume that they will leave town on Monday."2

William Austin described the operatives' procession as an:
"amizonian display."3
  
  1Lawrence Manufacturing Company Records, Correspondence, 
    Vol. MAB-1, February 14, 1834.
  2Ibid., February 15, 1834.
  3Ibid., March 4 and March 9, 1834.
  
 

 
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