Friday, February 27, 2009
One day one of the older women at the mills said that the mill girls were slaves, but I did not think so. She recited a poem to me ,but I still did not understand what the woman was trying to say. Afterward she tried to convince me by having me sign a petition to help the girls. I did not sign, for I knew I would be blacklisted. I wonder what you would do about signing the petition? I would appreciate your comments!
Posted by Wendy at 11:33 AM
As you probably know, the conditions in the mills are horrible. If they don’t get better, all of us mill girls will get sick and lose money. The dark and dirty rooms we work in aren’t healthy. The boarding houses are overcrowded. The looms are dangerous and you can get seriously hurt from them. The overseers are too mean (14 hour days, I mean). We should meet sometime, December 5th, maybe? Let’s meet and discuss what we should do about this. Anyone interested, meet in the old town hall on 43rd street on Sunday, December 5th. Come at 7:30pm. Thank you!
Posted by Wendy at 11:20 AM