Washington as an Employer and Importer of Labor

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Worthington Chauncey Ford
Priv. print., 1889 - Indentured servants - 73 pages
 

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Page 76 - This Indenture, Made the Fifteenth Day of March in the fifteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third King of Great Britain, &c.
Page 74 - He has light grey or blueish colored eyes, a little pock marked, and freckled, with sandy colored hair, cut short; his voice is coarse, and somewhat drawling. He took with him a coat, waistcoat, and breeches, of light brown duffil, with black horn buttons, a light colored cloth waistcoat, old leather breeches, check and oznabrig shirts, a pair of new milled yarn stockings, a pair of old ribbed ditto, new oznabrig trowsers, and a felt hat, not much the worse for wear. WILLIAM WEBSTER, a brickmaker,...
Page 20 - The French, who watch all advantages, are now themselves making a German settlement, back of us, in the Illinois country, and by means of these Germans they may in time come to an understanding with ours; and, indeed, in the last war, our Germans showed a general disposition, that seemed to bode us no good.
Page 16 - WE may all remember the time when our mother country, as a mark of her parental tenderness, emptied her gaols into our habitations, "for the BETTER peopling" as she expressed it, "of the colonies." It is certain that no due returns have yet been made for these valuable consignments. We are therefore much in her debt on that account; and, as she is of late clamorous for the payment of all we owe her, and some of our debts are of a kind not so easily discharged, I am for doing however what is in our...
Page 19 - America, will have their places at home so soon supplied and increase so largely here ; why should the Palatine boors be suffered to swarm into our settlements, and, by herding together, establish their language and manners, to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our language or customs any more than they can acquire our complexion?
Page 21 - ... become precarious. The French, who watch all advantages, are now themselves making a German settlement, back of us, in the Illinois country, and by means of these Germans they may in time come to an understanding with ours; and, indeed, in the last war our Germans showed a general disposition that seemed to bode us no good.
Page 54 - I see no prospect of these people being restrained in the smallest degree, either in their civil or religious principles ; which I take notice of, because these are privileges, which mankind are solicitous to enjoy, and upon which emigrants must be anxious to be informed.
Page 20 - Advertisements, intended to be general, are now printed in Dutch and English. The signs in our streets have inscriptions in both languages, and in some places only German.
Page 77 - Baker his Executors, Administrators or Assigns, shall and will at his or their own proper...

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