The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), March 24, 1853

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"Strikes" appear just now to be the general order of the day, not only among laborers on public works, but among mechanics generally. The house carpenters of New York and Brooklyn, the ship carpenters of Buffalo, and the barbers and coopers of Rochester, are all demanding an advance of wages. This state of things shows that the wages of the industrial classes, especially in large cities, proves inadequate to their wants. Some one must be a temporary loser by this increase of pay, but it will eventually prove beneficial to call concerned. Though firmly opposed to all "striking" demonstration, believing that the desired object can be better effected other ways, we are in favor of the laboring classes receive all their employers can afford to pay, which we apprehend, at present, is generally the case.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), March 24, 1853