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Bookbinders in 1787
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- Subject: Bookbinders in 1787
- From: Lawrence Roberts <robertsl@KAHU.LINCOLN.AC.NZ>
- Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 16:59:23 +1200
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- Organization: Lincoln University
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Below is an extract from the DOMESTIC OCCURRENCES section of
_The Gentleman's Magazine_, London, may 1787. The playing field
is a bit more level than it used to be.
"Tuesday 8 (May)
Five journeymen bookbinders received judgement in the Court of King's
Bench, for a conspiracy against their masters, in demanding an
abridgement of their hours of labour, and leaving their work when
refused. Their sentence was, two years imprisonment in Newgate.
Twenty-four were concerned in the conspiracy."