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Labour Oct. 8, 1836 p. 2, col. 6

Groom required.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Oct. 19, 1836 p. 1, col. 5, 6; p. 2, col. 1

Article on the Ten Hours Labour Bill in Great Britain.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Nov. 3, 1836 p. 2, col. 4

The journeymen printers of Toronto axe on strike. The Toronto Correspondent, "radical" paper thinks their wage demands are unreasonable.

British Whig
Labour Nov. 3, 1836 p. 2, col. 6; p. 3, col. 1

A petition from Kingston mechanics to the Upper Canada Parliament urges that convicts be employed breaking stones, pumping water and working at efforts which do not militate against the interests of mechanics.

British Whig
Labour Nov. 3, 1836 p. 2, col. 4, 5

Wm. Lyon Mackenzie stated in the Constitution that instead of sending Toronto convicts to Kingston Penitentiary where they "work to the injury of honest mechanics", they should be used on public works in Toronto.

British Whig
Labour Nov. 3, 1836 p. 3, col. 1

Dr. Barker suggests the establishment of an agency where labourers could apply for jobs and where masters could know of men available. He suggests that Mr. Thomas, Kingston Market clerk, could establish such a place.

British Whig
Labour Nov. 23, 1836 p. 2, col. 4

Thomas Parke to introduce bill to give financial aid to mechanics' institutes in Upper Canada.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Nov. 30, 1836 p. 2, col. 6

Address by George Gilmour to Donald Urquhart of the Kingston Mechanics Institute on his going to Toronto as delegate for meeting of mechanics. Criticism in address of convict labour.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Dec. 22, 1836 p. 3, col. 2

The Kingston mechanics' petition was referred to a select committee of the Upper Canada Parliament.

British Whig
Labour Nov. 16, 1836 p. 3, col. 6

Country youth, age 16, from Perth wants position in dry goods or grocery store.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Feb. 10, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

John Counter, baker, charged six men before magistrates Askew, W. Wilson and Gray with intimidating his employees. The defendants, led by Thomas Palmer, Counter's foreman, stated that they would not work unless he acceded to their wage demands.

British Whig
Labour Feb. 10, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

Ad by group of clerks to merchants and traders of Kingston asking that the hours of work be shortened. Messrs. Furguson, Haines, Collins to meet with merchant.

British Whig
Labour May 4, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

John Counter, baker, charged six men before magistrates Askew, W. Wilson and Gray with intimidating his employees. The defendants, led by Thomas Palmer, Counter's foreman, stated that they would not work unless he acceded to their wage demands.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 4, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

Ad. by Kingston merchants that they will close nightly at 7 p. m. in winter and at 8 p. m. in summer.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 7, 1837 p. 3, col. 1

Ref. to attempt by the "young men of Kingston" to get their employers to close at the hours of 7 in winter and 8 in summer.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 11, 1837 p. 3, col. 7

Facetious proclamation re. the demand by employees for shorter hours. The Kingston Young Men's Society is accused of atheism, republicanism and revolution.

British Whig
Labour May 11, 1837 p. 3, col. 2

Report that the stores are not closing earlier despite a request from the Kingston Young Men's Society.

British Whig
Labour Apr. 19, 1837 p. 1, col. 4

Report that Prescott will have ample employment for artisans and labourers. Ref. to Macpherson and Crane, and to Hooker, Henderson and Company.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Apr. 26, 1837 p. 3, col. 2

The suit against his journeyman bakers by John Counter is one of the matters to be brought before the quarter sessions.

British Whig
Labour May 5, 1837 p. 3, col. 1

Charles and John Robinson, James Arnott, D. Bruce and W. Sharp, journeymen bakers of John Counter, were acquitted of the charge of "conspiracy to raise their wages".

British Whig
Labour Apr. 19, 1837 p. 3, col. 3

Ad. by W.R.F. Berford, agent, St. Lawrence Canal, for stonemasons and labourers at Cornwall.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 17, 1837 p. 3, col. 4

Labourers wanted by Mr. Cull to work on the Kingston Napanee Road.

British Whig
Labour May 24, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

David Duff's Ad. for labourers to work on public works at Fort Henry, Selma Park, etc.

British Whig
Labour June 1, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

Ad. by Urquhart and Riach for an employment bureau for immigrants and employers which they have started at J.S. Cartwright's wharf, near McCulloch's Tavern.

British Whig
Labour June 9, 1837 p. 2, col. 6

Ad. by Urquhart and Riach for an employment bureau for immigrants and employers which they have started at J.S. Cartwright's wharf, near McCulloch's Tavern.

British Whig
Labour June 10, 1837 p. 3, col. 6

Immigrants arriving in Kingston in large numbers. Demand for workers at Fort Henry and at Kingston College, where Mr. Duff is contractor. Duff is also contractor for road to Napanee. Cull is superintending engineer on road to Napanee and is hiring labourers. Wages listed.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 1, 1837 p. 3, col. 3

Cook and Housekeeper wanted.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 29, 1837 p. 2, col. 5, 6

Ref. to public works such as the Welland Canal and other sources of labour re report of the North American Colonial Association on immigrants.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Aug. 19, 1837 p. 3, col. 5

Notice by James Cull, engineer, re carters' and labourers' wages on the Kingston Napanee Road.

British Whig
Labour Sept. 16, 1837 p. 3, col. 3

Report that workers on the Kingston Napanee Road seize horses in Kingston, ride them to work and then turn them loose to find their way home.

British Whig

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