New-York Daily Sentinel
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4 pp. Vol. Iv Number 274 Approximately24-1/2 x 17 inches. printed in five columns with black ink on tan paper. Illustrated with woodcuts. The by line is "The Working Man's Advocate (weekly). Front page has amongst other stories: "Working Men's Anniversary Meeting" at which a manifesto was adopted and here published. It begins "The motives and doings of the people of this city, associating in their political capacity, and designating themselves ÔMechanics and other Working Men' are misconceived by some and misrepresented by others. They Judge it, therefore, useful to the public and due to themselves, by stating their principle in support of which they have united, to repel the charges which they have been assailed."Another is headed"Abolishment of Imprisonment for Debt" and relates a meeting at which this issue was discussed motions made and adopted, and that henceforth no one should be imprisoned for not paying his debt due to inability or misfortune. ÔResolved. That debt founded on fair contract, is no crime - nor is the non-payment of debt through inability arising from involuntary error or misfortune, a criminal offence; and no person can be justly Ôdeprived of his liberty' for the nonpayment of debt occasioned by the causes above mentioned."One of the columns is headed "Packets" and contain listing and time tables for ships leaving New York, both freight and passenger ships, where they are going and what ports they will visit, who the master is, etc. For instance sailing for Le Havre [France] from New York with Captain Macy, leaving 1st of May would cost Ô.passengers in the cabin is fixed at $140, for which beds, bedding, wines, and ample stores furnished.'. Some browning, a little wear in some folds, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 30820
Title: New-York Daily Sentinel
Publisher: Lynde, Stanly & Co. Thursday Evening January 6, [New York]
Publication Date: 1831
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