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1788 Excerpt: ...next number) is not real, and that it is owing to
a difference in the wool; the earnings, perdiem, being the fame. A.
Y. Vox.. IX. No. 51. A a 1od. iod. 43. &c. for fourteen-penny
work, some give iod. others but 96 . for the stint, and deduct as
above, id. for every penny short of the stint. For sixteen-penny
work', 12d. with the fame deductions reeled on a seven-quarter
reel. For eighteen-penny work, i2d. on an.eightquarter reel. There
is no two-shilling work spun in this parish, nor has any person
constant employ in spinning hemp, &c. when they do lpin it for
the shoemakers, they earn 6d. per day; whilst a good spinner can
earn only 2 d. per day, or Is. 3d. per week; a very good spinner
3d. per day, or Is. 6d. per week; who used to earn a few years
back, the former, is. 6d. a week, and the latter, 3s. I am, dear
Sir, Your most obedient, and very humble Servant, WILLIAM MACRO. As
this point of spinning it of much more importance throughout the
kingdom, than may at first sight appear, I must beg, gentlemen,
wherever situated, to favour me with accounts of it.--I will
continue to insert such intelligence, until the business in all its
variations is pretty well understood; from that time, the
comparison of different employments will be known, and those
whowish well to the poor, will no longer be in the dark, as to the
bed means of serving them. I must, therefore, earnestly intreat
gentlemen will favour me whh as great a variety of particulars, as
they can correctly ascertain. A.Y. Bradsield, Bradfald, And Five
Neighbouring Pillages. XXXIII. XX TOOL here is combed into tops of
a pound weight, which is spun into various lengths, at various
prices, which give the denomination of twelve-penny work,
fourteen-penny, eighteenpenny, or two shillings work...
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