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A Century of Birmingham Life, Or, a Chronicle of Local Events, from 1741 to 1841 (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R538
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A Century of Birmingham Life, Or, a Chronicle of Local Events, from 1741 to 1841 (Volume 2) (Paperback): John Alfred Langford
A Century of Birmingham Life, Or, a Chronicle of Local Events, from 1741 to 1841 (Volume 2) (Paperback): John Alfred Langford

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A Century of Birmingham Life, Or, a Chronicle of Local Events, from 1741 to 1841 (Volume 2) (Paperback)

John Alfred Langford

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1868. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Emplotment For Children. April 11, 1796.--It having been suggested to the Committee of the Birmingham Charity School in St. Philip's Churchyard, that the Boys belonging to this School might be employed to the Advantage of the Community, the Benefit of the Charity, and for the desirable Tendency of training them to an early Habit of Industry: The Committee think it their duty to give this public Notice, that they are ready to receive Proposals from any Manufacturers in the Town or Neighbourhood, for Labour of the Children for a certain Number of Hours each Day, in such Employment as can conveniently be performed in the House, under their own Care, or their Superintendent's Direction, and will lay them before a General Meeting of the Subscribers for their Consideration and Consent Committee Room, Monday, April 4, 1796. We have seen the trouble which the dishonest button manufacturers caused the trade. The evils were great and pressing; and an act of Parliament was obtained to "regulate the making and vending of Metal Buttons, and to prevent the purchasers thereof from being deceived in the real quality of such buttons." Provisions were made by which these desirable objects could be obtained, and heavy penalties inflicted. "There is no doubt," says the chronicler of the event, "but it will be approved by every honest fair dealer, and particularly by the wearers or consumers of Metal Buttons; as the difference of price amounts but to a few pence per dozen between one set of buttons that are of so low a quality as to disgrace a good coat in a few weeks, and another set of buttons that are gilt to a standard required by the act. Moreover, when a tailor, or wearer, knows of a certainty that he is not likely to be deceived, and that he not only can buy buttons gilt to t...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Alfred Langford
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-41846-4
Barcode: 9781150418464
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-41846-X

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