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Working class -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Workers Petition to Andrew Jackson

Identifier: MS-3333
Abstract Five workers in the federal navy yard in Philadelphia wrote this petition to Andrew Jackson to ask that their work day be limited to ten hours. Addressed to Jackson at the Hermitage in Tennessee, the letter recounts the workers' frustrations and appeals to Jackson’s concern for his place in history. Two days after the date of the petition's postmark, Jackson ordered ten-hour days to be granted in the Philadelphia shipyard as of September 3rd. The petition is signed by John Crossin, Wm....
Dates: 1836 August 29