The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 9, 1864

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Oswego "Seamen's Union." -- At a meeting of this Union held on Thursday evening Sept. 7th, 1864, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:

"Whereas, In view of the constant changes and upward tendency of all the necessaries of life, we believe it to be a duty which we owe to our families and to ourselves, to ask a fair and reasonable advance in our wages, proportionate to the advance in freights, believing such demand not unreasonable, but simply sufficient to enable us to live honestly and above want." therefore

Resolve: That our wages hereafter be $2.25 per day on all vessels passing through canal, and we pledge each and every member of this Union to stand to, and abide by this decision.

Resolved: That this resolution be published in the Oswego Daily Palladium.

By order of the Union.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 9, 1864