Resolutions of the Sailors
At a special meeting of the Seamen of Oswego, held at their Rooms on Monday, April 15th, 1867, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, It becomes necessary for the Seamen of Oswego to act in concert and endeavor to maintain an amount of wages that will be in some measure equivalent to the present high price of provisions, we have agreed to use our utmost endeavors to obtain such wages; and also, to try and imitate the other Unions of this city that have preceded us this spring;
Resolved, That we, the seamen of Oswego, have unanimously agreed to demand $1. 75 per day from Masters of Vessels, for our services when required.
Resolved, That we feel justified in demanding such wages, and do not consider it unjust, when the hardships we endure are taken into consideration, when other Societies ashore have been assisted by influential men to maintain their strikes.
By Order of Committee on Resolutions.