Extracts from the records and court books of Bridewell Hospital; together with other historical information with remarks. By Thomas Bowen,

 
9781236098665: Extracts from the records and court books of Bridewell Hospital; together with other historical information with remarks. By Thomas Bowen,
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 Excerpt: ...suggested, as involving " questions deserving fuller investigallon." Before the author of the Considerations presumed to arraign the governors at the bar of the public for not carrying the resolution of June 1792 " into immediate effetl" he ought to have considered whether the caution with which they proceeded, was not justified by his own advice. (a) Report of the select committee, 1792, p. 9. (b) Page 12. H Of 1794. of the artmasters and apprentices ought to be abolished/ he rt/rinded." The This committee never made a report. Three of its members died.--The following is an extract from a letter addressed to the chairman, written by the late alderman Sir Stephen Langston, who was prevented by illness from attending. "I think it my duty to declare my opinion that the artmasters ought not tobe abolished, but that every improvement that the Philanthropic hath made between this and the two last centuries, mould be adopted at Bridewell, which will compleat the wilhes of the royal founder in the charter granted to the city of London, and prove as usesul to trade and commerce now, as in those days.. Should the report be framed to-morrow, 1 beg. these may be considered as my sentiments in the business." May 18, 1794. He adds in a postscript, "Although the fustian trade is removed to Manchester, the pin trade to Gloucester, the needle trade to OxfordslHre, yet there are several branches of the Spital Fields tnodty printers, &c. that must remain in the capital, and require a number of apprentices to be instructed, particularly the printers are Tery much distressed for hands, as the journeymen combine frequently together to prevent apprentices, that they may. have extravagant wages (a)." The above letter deserves parti...

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