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Ship Carpenters and Caulkers
Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1865

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Ship Carpenters and Caulkers . - A meeting of the Ship Carpenters and Caulkers of this city is called at their Hall on next Thursday evening at 7 1/2 o'clock, and it is stated important business will come before the meeting. At the recent fire in the Second Ward some twenty-five or thirty ship carpenters lost their "kits" of tools. These "kits" were worth $100 to $200 each, and were without insurances. In many instances, probably, they were the means by which their owners earned their own and their families' support. The loss of these tools, therefore, becomes a very serious matter to many of them.

This meeting of the Ship Carpenters on Thursday evening is called, we are told, for the purpose of devising ways of relieving such of these sufferers as need it. The object is certainly a worthy one, and we hope a full attendance will be the result.

If the matter is properly brought before the public and the wants and necessities in the case are made known, doubtless all classes of citizens will be glad to do whatever is right and proper in the premises.

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20 Dec 1865
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Ship Carpenters and Caulkers